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Swedish Meatball Pasta Bake

Swedish Meatball Pasta Bake


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces penne pasta, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a baking dish and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, chopped onion, chopped parsley, allspice, nutmeg, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.

Shape the meat mixture into small meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter.

Heat a skillet over medium heat and add a little oil. Cook the meatballs until browned on all sides. Remove the meatballs from the skillet and set aside.

In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for a minute until it forms a roux.

Gradually whisk in the beef broth, followed by the heavy cream. Cook and stir until the sauce thickens.

Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the sour cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

In the greased baking dish, spread the cooked penne pasta evenly. Place the meatballs on top of the pasta.

Pour the creamy sauce over the meatballs and pasta, ensuring they are well coated.

Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the top.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.

This Swedish Meatball Pasta Bake combines the classic flavors of Swedish meatballs with pasta and a creamy sauce, creating a hearty and satisfying meal. Enjoy the comforting blend of flavors and indulge in this delicious dish.