Lower Fat Dilled Swedish Meatballs

Fat free evaporated milk is the key to making these Lower Fat Dilled Swedish Meatballs. They’re so good, and so packed with flavor that you’ll never miss the heavy cream.
Fat free evaporated milk is the key to making these Lower Fat Dilled Swedish Meatballs. They're so good, you'll never miss the heavy cream.

Hello everyone! If you have a taste for Swedish meatballs but are leery of the heavy cream sauce that goes along with it, then I have a wonderful (and tasty) surprise for you!

Swedish meatballs have been on my mind for a very long time. Ever since I saw chef Marcus Sauemlsson cook his Swedish meatballs on The Chew, I’ve been wondering how I can lighten up the traditional heavy cream laden sauce into something just as delicious, but with only a fraction of the calories. This recipe is just what I had hoped it would be and it’s one I’m very proud to share with you today. I do hope you’ll try it.

Fat free evaporated milk is the key to making these Lower Fat Dilled Swedish Meatballs. They're so good, you'll never miss the heavy cream.

I like to serve my Swedish meatballs over no-yolk egg noodles so I can spoon extra sauce over the noodles, but feel free to serve them over mashed potatoes, rice, quinoa and even in a hoagie roll for completely different meatball sandwich variation. YUM! Note to self 😉

These Lower Fat Dilled Swedish Meatballs are super easy to make. Let me show you how:

Add ground beef, allspice, dill weed, dried minced onion, nutmeg, eggs and a splash of milk in a large bowl. Mix well to combine and shape the mixture into golf ball sized meatballs.

Brown the meatballs on all sides in a large skillet. Remove the browned meatballs. Add butter and shallot to the same skillet and scrape up the browned bits left from the meatballs from the bottom of the pan.

Stir in flour, dill weed, a can of fat free evaporated milk along with a little 2% milk. Add the meatballs back into the pan and simmer to cook the meatballs through and thicken the sauce.

Fat free evaporated milk is the key to making these Lower Fat Dilled Swedish Meatballs. They're so good, you'll never miss the heavy cream.

LOWER FAT DILLED SWEDISH MEATBALLS   {PRINT THIS RECIPE}
Yield: 20-22 meatballs       Prep Time:  10 minutes        Cook Time:  20 minutes
For the meatballs:
2 lbs. ground beef
1 ½ teaspoons allspice
2 teaspoons teaspoons dill weed, divided
2 tablespoons dehydrated minced onion
1/8th teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 large eggs
¼ cup milk (I used 2%)
For the sauce:
1 tablespoon butter
1 large shallot, sliced
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon dill weed
1 can (12 ounces) fat free evaporated milk
½ cup milk (I used 2%)
egg noodles, cooked, drained and kept warm

-Mix all the ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl. Shape into meatballs the size of golf balls.

-In a large skillet over medium/high heat, brown the meatballs on all sides. Remove and keep warm.

-Reduce skillet heat to medium. Add butter and shallots to the skillet and scrape up the browned bits remaining on the bottom of the skillet.

-Stir in flour and dill weed. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes.

-Stir in the fat free evaporated milk and milk. Add the meatballs back into the skillet and simmer until the sauce thickenes and the meatballs are cooked through (approximately 20 minutes)

-Serve meatballs over egg noodles along with additional sauce.

Fat free evaporated milk is the key to making these Lower Fat Dilled Swedish Meatballs. They're so good, you'll never miss the heavy cream.

I’ve decided to pair this recipe with my Harry Potter painted wine glasses because I thought they’d be magical together! Ha! Get it?

Fat free evaporated milk is the key to making these Lower Fat Dilled Swedish Meatballs. They're so good, you'll never miss the heavy cream.
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Until we eat again,

10 Comments

  1. I LOVE dill. And I've been thinking I want to make Swedish meatballs soon. I think I just found the recipe. 🙂

  2. This recipe looks amazing. I’m definitely going to have to try it.

  3. I love how you made this a low fat recipe!

  4. I saw that Marcus Samuelsson episode, too and was craving Swedish meatballs afterwards! I'm so glad you lightened them up because this is something I would love to try.

  5. I'm a sucker for meatballs especially Swedish meatballs.

  6. I've never made Swedish meatballs but love the spices of dill, nutmeg and allspice so I would probably love these!

  7. Swedish meatballs are so perfect for this frigid weather that we've been having. I love that you added dill – I've never thought of doing that before!

  8. My hubby totally wants to make these. He love the meatballs from IKEA so we need a home version of them!

  9. For as much as I love Swedish meatballs, a too-thick sauce is always a deal breaker for me. You lightening the sauce and adding *all that dill* seal the deal for me!

  10. Such a scrumptious meal! And less calories is always a bonus. Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful comment—I've gotten so much comfort from my sweet blogger friends. xo

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