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 Meaballs
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
- 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. 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 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
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 delicious meatballs.
8. Fig Jam
All you need is three simple ingredients to make a simple 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 side.
11. Celeriac and Sweet Potato Mash
Celeriac and sweet potato mash is a cozy comfort 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, added to puree, or served with Swedish meatballs, butternut is delicious! And air fryer butternut squash comes out perfectly crispy and caramelized!
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 the 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
Braised red cabbage is rich and spiced, perfect for winter and pairs well with warm, savory meals like Swedish meatballs.
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 brussels sprouts are crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, and you can serve them in less than an hour! If you want to try another variation, you will love my air fryer smashed brussel sprouts.
20. Air Fryer Home Fries
Air fryer home fries are ready in under 30 minutes from start to finish! They are the perfect quick side dish with meatballs and thick gravy.
21. 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! Plus, they are perfect for sopping up all that gravy.