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Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs
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Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs

These Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs are covered in a creamy gravy sauce and taste just like the ones at IKEA! Make them super easily in the pressure cooker.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: swedish
Keyword: gravy, ground beef, swedish meatballs
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 259kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson



  • 1 lb extra-lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
  • 1/4 tsp allspice or nutmeg


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • Mix together the ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl. Roll each meatball into 1-inch balls.
  • Add 1 tbsp olive oil to the bottom of Instant Pot. Saute meatballs for 5 minutes to get a light browning on them. Add beef broth, then place lid on Instant Pot and make sure valve is set to seal. Press the pressure cook button and set to high, then cook for 3 minutes. Instant Pot will take about 5-10 minutes to come to pressure then pressure cook for 3 minutes.
  • Do a quick release of the pressure on the Instant Pot by flicking the switch at the top with a spoon. Open the lid when pressure gauge has dropped and the lid opens easily.
  • Remove meatballs from Instant Pot, and pour broth into a small bowl and set aside.
  • Turn Instant Pot back to saute mode. Melt butter, then add flour, whisking until smooth. Add broth back to pot, then bring to a boil. Stir in sour cream. Pour sauce over meatballs, then garnish with parsley. Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 334IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 3mg