Keto Swedish meatballs is one of my favourite Keto Dinners to have, especially paired with this silky Keto Cauliflower Mash! An easy weeknight keto meal, on the table in no time at all. #easyketo #ketodinner #ketorecipe #keto
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Keto Swedish Meatballs

Delicious, succulent spiced meatballs in a creamy and hearty gravy - the perfect winter warmer! These Keto Swedish meatballs use xanthan gum to make a thick sauce - you can omit but will have a much thinner sauce. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine Swedish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 630 kcal



  • 500 grams beef mince
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon all spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 brown onion very finely diced or grated
  • 25 grams butter


  • 50 grams butter
  • 1.5 cups beef stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons worcestshire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon xantham gum


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all meatball ingredients excluding butter. Combine with your hands, working the spices and onion through the meat and massaging it well to help melt the fat through the meat. The more you massage, the better they stay together!

  2. Roll the minced beef into meatballs, making around 20 large or 25 smaller balls. In a large frying pan, melt the 25 grams of butter over medium heat until just starting to foam, then add the meatballs. 

  3. Cook for 5 - 6 minutes, turning gently and basting with the melting butter on all sides. Once browned, set the meatballs aside. 

  4. Add to the frying pan (without cleaning), the remaining 50 grams of butter and melt down, scraping up any meaty scraps on the bottom of the pan.

  5. Add the beef stock, cream, sour cream, worcestshire sauce, dijon mustard and salt and pepper. Stir to combine and taste for additional seasoning. 

  6. Once it has reached a low simmer, scoop out 3 tablespoons of the gravy into a small bowl and whisk in the xantham gum. Combining with warm and fatty liquids helps it dissolve evenly. 

  7. Return this xantham gum mixture back to the pan, then add the meatballs back in and baste with the gravy. Let simmer for 10 - 15 minutes until the meatballs are cooked through and sauce thickened to your liking.  

  8. Serve immediately with cauliflower mash. 

Nutrition Facts
Keto Swedish Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 630 Calories from Fat 513
% Daily Value*
Fat 57g88%
Saturated Fat 29g181%
Cholesterol 184mg61%
Sodium 1035mg45%
Potassium 590mg17%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 1085IU22%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.