Gluten-Free Swedish Meatballs

Liana Werner-Gray


Popularized by the multinational furniture store, Swedish meatballs have been gracing tables since the early 18th century. While traditionally served with a dairy-rich sauce, this better-for-you version employs plant-based milk for an even creamier gravy that’ll have you licking your spoon clean. Using gluten-free breadcrumbs, grass-fed ground beef and earthy sunflower seed butter, each meatball is bursting with mouthwatering taste. For the best flavor experience, serve them over your favorite pasta, mashed potatoes or rice – just make sure you top it with plenty of extra sauce.

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Gluten-Free Swedish Meatballs

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 647 kcal
Author Liana Werner-Gray



Gravy sauce


  1. In large bowl, mix together breadcrumbs, plant-based milk, egg, garlic, salt, black pepper, white pepper, oregano and parsley. Let milk soak into breadcrumbs 10 minutes.
  2. Add onion, beef and sunflower seed butter. Mix well. Roll mixture into about 20 evenly-sized balls.
  3. In skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil and half the coconut oil with buttery flavor. Fry meatballs in batches to fit on pan.
  4. To make gravy, whisk together coconut oil with buttery flavor and flour until dissolved. Stir in vegetable broth, plant-based milk barista, aminos and Dijon mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer until thickened.
  5. To serve, garnish with fresh parsley.

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Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Swedish Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 647 Calories from Fat 477
% Daily Value*
Fat 53g82%
Saturated Fat 28g140%
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 1486mg62%
Potassium 509mg15%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 413IU8%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 122mg12%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.