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Swedish Meatball Casserole: A Comforting Classic

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Swedish Meatball Casserole: A Comforting Classic

 

 

 

 

Introduction:

Swedish Meatball Casserole is a delicious, hearty dish that brings together the rich flavors of savory meatballs, creamy sauce, and tender egg noodles.

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This comforting casserole is perfect for family dinners, potlucks, or any gathering where you want to impress with minimal effort.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating this mouthwatering meal.

Ingredients:

For the Meatballs:

1 pound ground beef

1/2 pound ground pork

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1 small onion, finely chopped

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1/4 cup milk

1 egg

1 teaspoon salt

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1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 tablespoons butter (for frying)

For the Casserole:

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12 oz egg noodles

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 cups beef broth

1 cup heavy cream

Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions:

 

Prepare the Meatballs:

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In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, chopped onion, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, salt, pepper, allspice, and nutmeg. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.

Form the mixture into small meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter.

In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook until they are browned on all sides and cooked through. Remove the meatballs from the skillet and set aside.

Cook the Egg Noodles:

While the meatballs are cooking, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the egg noodles and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Prepare the Sauce:

In the same skillet used for the meatballs, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes until the mixture is golden brown and bubbly.

Gradually whisk in the beef broth, ensuring there are no lumps. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until it thickens.

Stir in the heavy cream and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the sauce is smooth and creamy.

Assemble the Casserole:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked egg noodles, meatballs, and sauce. Gently stir until the noodles and meatballs are evenly coated with the sauce.

Transfer the mixture to a greased 9×13 inch baking dish, spreading it out evenly.

Bake:

Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until the casserole is heated through and bubbly.

Remove the foil during the last 10 minutes of baking to allow the top to become slightly crispy.

Serve:

Remove the casserole from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

Garnish with freshly chopped parsley for a burst of color and flavor.

Tips:

For a lighter version, you can use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef and pork.

Add some grated Parmesan cheese on top before baking for an extra cheesy crust.

Conclusion:

Swedish Meatball Casserole is a delectable dish that combines the comforting elements of meatballs, creamy sauce, and egg noodles into one satisfying meal.

Perfect for any occasion, this casserole will become a family favorite with its rich flavors and easy preparation. Enjoy every bite of this comforting classic!

Keywords:

Swedish Meatball Casserole

Comfort Food

Hearty Dish

Family Dinner

Easy Recipe

Meatballs

Egg Noodles

Creamy Sauce

Oven-Baked

Classic Recipe

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