Swedish Meatball Soup Recipe
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Swedish Meatball Soup Recipe

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Meet the Cook: To me, this is a very comforting, filling, homey soup. I especially like cooking it during winter months and serving it with hot rolls, bread or muffins. Gardening is something my husband and I enjoy doing together. We have a 10-year-old son still at home; his two sisters are grown and out on their own. -Deborah Taylor, Inkom, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream, divided
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 pound red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 366 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 117 mg cholesterol, 785 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat egg; add 1/3 cup cream, bread crumbs, onion and 1 teaspoon of salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1/2-in. balls.
  2. In a Dutch oven, brown meatballs in butter in batches. Remove from the pan; set aside. Drain fat.
  3. To pan, add the flour, bouillon, pepper, garlic salt and remaining salt; stir until smooth. Gradually stir in water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add potatoes and meatballs.
  4. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in peas and remaining cream; heat through. Yield: 8 servings (about 2 quarts).
Originally published as Swedish Meatball Soup in Country Woman January/February 1998, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 366 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 117 mg cholesterol, 785 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"love this!"

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"I am now 77 years young, however. my grandparents came from Sweden in the early 1900's, consequently we ate various Swedish soups. One similar to this was in the recipe box. I added a "wee pinch" of nutmeg to the meatballs, and one leek when cooking the potatoes for a bit of flavor. When serving I chopped just a few sprinkles of fresh dill. Delicious and reminded me of my childhood and Grandm's house."

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Reviewed Oct. 17, 2009

"Oh my gosh what a great soup! I added nutmeg to the meatball mixture because Swedes always use nutmeg in meatballs. I live in an area where the majority of the population is Swedish and I have never heard of Swedish meatball soup. My church has a soup tureen in January and i can't wait to take this. I am confident it will be a hit! Thanks for the great recipe!"

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