This easy gluten free and dairy free Swedish Meatballs recipe is at least as tasty as the original! Smooth buttery gravy with flavorful little meatballs packed with extra veggies make for a healthier recipe. They will remind you of days shopping at Ikea and are the ultimate winter comfort food.
We make them as an easy weeknight dinner and on weekends, and of course, in the camper van!
Does winter have you craving all the comfort foods? I can’t think of anything better than a cozy dish of meatballs smothered in gravy and mashed potatoes right now.
This Dairy Free Swedish Meatballs recipe came around in quite an interesting way — but it started with fuzzy Ikea slippers and nostalgia for the old “I can eat anything days” of meatballs and gravy while shopping at Ikea with my mom.
And seriously — have you seen a traditional Swedish Meatballs Recipe?? There are about a million ingredients and TWO kinds of ground meat. We cannot have any of that for us lazy foodies here 😉
So don’t worry, I substituted the ground pork for finely chopped mushrooms (yum!). And that pesky bread crumb problem for us gluten-free eaters? We’ll substitute instant mashed potato flakes instead, which is even better!
I included only the ingredients that make the tastiest of meatballs and included substitutions as needed.
So let’s get to the really good stuff!
Why you’ll love this Dairy Free Swedish Meatballs Recipe:
- it’s healthier than any other Swedish Meatballs recipe I’ve seen!
- The dairy free gravy is beyond incredible
- it’s super easy to make vegetarian with a product like Beyond Meat
- You can easily serve 6 people a holiday-worthy meal in 35 minutes
- Add a coffee and reminisce about the old days of Ikea shopping and a stop at the eatery <3
How could you resist these little beauties?
What to know before you start:
You can easily cook the meatballs in a skillet, rather than the oven.
Simply fry them in the skillet until browned on the outside and firm when pressed. For van life friends looking for a holiday meal, THIS recipe is my go-to!
It’s easy to make the ‘meatballs’ vegetarian.
Replace the ground beef with a substitution like Beyond Meat’s mock version. All other ingredients are plant-based, with the exception of eggs.
There are only 11 different ingredients.
For ease of prep, I recorded a few ingredients twice — under ‘Meatballs’ and under ‘Gravy’.
Don’t be fooled by the longer looking list! Other than salt and pepper, there are only 11 total ingredients.
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Hungry for more?
Try these other tasty comfort foods:
- Northwest Beef Stew in the Instant Pot
- Easy Paella Recipe
- Easy Instant Pot Tomato Soup
- Savory Pumpkin Stew
Check out our tasty gluten-free Recipe Index <3
With love and gratitude,