What to Serve with Swedish Meatballs – Discover what to serve with Swedish meatballs, a savory main dish consisting of juicy meatballs simmered in creamy gravy. Whether you’re looking for more traditional options or other comfort-food favorites, there are plenty of dishes to pair with your Swedish meatballs.
WHAT ARE SWEDISH MEATBALLS?
Swedish meatballs, which are a popular dish across Europe, have an interesting origin story. They actually originated in Turkey and were enjoyed by King Charles XII during one of his travels. He was so fond of them that he decided to bring the recipe back with him to Sweden. Eventually, the dish became a household staple and a traditional part of holiday feasts.
START WITH A RECIPE FOR SWEDISH MEATBALLS
The dish comes together with hand-mixed meatballs and a béchamel sauce flavored with beef broth, fresh parsley, dried dill, and Worcestershire.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH SWEDISH MEATBALLS
Swedish meatballs are a classic comfort dish. With the tender, juicy meatballs and rich, flavorful sauce, it’s the epitome of comfort food. But what can you pair with Swedish meatballs?
- 1. Lingonberry Jam
- 2. Pressgurka
- 3. Mashed Potatoes
- 4. Roasted Green Beans
- 5. Mashed Cauliflower
- 6. Swedish Potatoes
- 7. Easy Baguette Recipe
- 8. Fig Jam
- 9. Swedish Potato Salad
- 10. Gluten-Free Sourdough Garlic Bread
- 11. Celeriac and Sweet Potato Mash
- 12. Air Fryer Butternut Squash
- 13. Zucchini Noodles Recipe
- 14. Roasted Root Vegetables
- 15. Garlic Broccolini
- 16. Roasted Potatoes
- 17. Braised Red Cabbage
- 18. Lemon Arugula Salad with Pine Nuts
- 19. Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
- 20. Air Fryer Home Fries
- 21. Keto Yorkshire Puddings
1. Lingonberry Jam
Lingonberry Jam is similar to cranberry sauce but made with a Nordic berry; it’s a classic side to pair with Swedish Meatballs and comes together in 15 minutes!
Pressgurka is a quick pickled salad that is a perfect combination of sweet and sour; pair the pressed cucumbers with savory dishes like meatballs.
OTHER SIDES TO SERVE WITH SWEDISH MEATBALLS
3. Mashed Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes without Butter give you all that wintry, comfort food goodness. It’s a tasty side dish that is simple to make and ready in less than 30 minutes.
4. Roasted Green Beans
These Roasted Green Beans are fresh green beans coated in butter, garlic, olive oil, and herbs, then cooked at high heat until tender and browned- a super easy side dish recipe and the absolute best way to enjoy green beans!
5. Mashed Cauliflower
Mashed Cauliflower is easy to make and a perfect low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes alongside the meatballs.
6. Swedish Potatoes
An old-fashioned family recipe passed down over generations- creamy potatoes are baked with a buttery breadcrumb topping to make Swedish Potatoes.
7. Easy Baguette Recipe
This Easy Baguette Recipe is the perfect texture and flavor. Crusty and chewy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. Perfect to pair with soup or a great fall appetizer.
8. Fig Jam
All you need is three simple ingredients to make our homemade Fig Jam Recipe; use it as a glaze, sauce, or spread; it’s the perfect replacement for lingonberry jam if you don’t have access to it.
9. Swedish Potato Salad
A delicious, easy side dish recipe for a simple Swedish Potato Salad made with a tasty dressing of creme fraiche, mayonnaise and freshly chopped dill.
10. Gluten-Free Sourdough Garlic Bread
What dinner table is complete without garlic bread? Gluten-Free Sourdough Garlic Bread is a delicious, vegan, and allergy-free.
11. Celeriac and Sweet Potato Mash
This Celeriac and Sweet Potato Mash is a cozy comfort food side dish perfect for celebrations! It’s easy to make, with so much flavor from fresh rosemary and garlic.
12. Air Fryer Butternut Squash
Simmered in a soup or stew or added to puree, butternut is delicious! However, I argue that our Air Fryer Butternut Squash takes the tasty vegetable to a whole other level; it comes out perfectly crispy and caramelized!
13. Zucchini Noodles Recipe
If you are looking for a healthy but delicious side dish, try Zucchini Noodles. Not only is this a tasty option but it is so easy to make.
14. Roasted Root Vegetables
We’ve found the best combination of winter Roasted Root Vegetables to prepare an easy, festive, and yummy side dish to serve with your favorite meals; all you need is fresh rosemary, garlic, olive oil, and salt.
15. Garlic Broccolini
Gently boiled, and then pan-fried Garlic Broccolini is the best quick way to cook this wonderful vegetable!
16. Roasted Potatoes
Make perfectly seasoned and irresistibly crispy Roasted Potatoes in the oven, and since they’re so versatile you can pair them with anything.
17. Braised Red Cabbage
This Braised Red Cabbage is rich and spiced, perfect for winter and pairs well with warm, savory meals.
18. Lemon Arugula Salad with Pine Nuts
Lemon Arugula Salad with Pine Nuts is a quick and easy salad that is peppery, sweet, and satisfying. Arugula is tossed with cherry tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, and parmesan cheese and finished off with a lemon olive oil dressing.
19. Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts are crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, and you can serve them in less than an hour!
20. Air Fryer Home Fries
These Air Fryer Home Fries are ready in under 30 minutes from start to finish! They are the perfect quick side dish, breakfast, or appetizer.
21. Keto Yorkshire Puddings
Keto Yorkshire Puddings are our take on a classic staple served fresh and topped with warm, yummy gravy- and they’re only 3 net carbs!
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