Simple Swedish Meatballs (Air Fryer Option)

Meatballs really are simple. All you need is meat (of course), a filler, and spices. Swedish meatballs technically have pretty specific spices and are made of a combination of meats. I like to keep things simpler than that, so here you are!

Cook according to package directions:

1 lb. pasta or egg noodles

The Meatballs

If you are not using the air fryer, preheat the oven broiler and move a rack to to top of the oven.

Mix all of the following together in a bowl:

1/2 c. breadcrumbs

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 c. chopped onion

1 egg

1/2 t. pepper

1/2 t. garlic powder

1/4 t. nutmeg

Form the mixture into balls and place on a cookie sheet. I use my cookie scoop (1 1/2 T. size) to portion them. Or, place the meatballs in the air fryer drawer.

Broil the meatballs for 15-20 minutes or air fry for 12 minutes at 400 degrees. Test with a meat thermometer or by cutting one in half.

While the meatballs are cooking, prepare the sauce.

The Sauce

Whisk together and heat until thickened:

2 c. beef broth

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

1 T. cornstarch

Once the Swedish meatballs have finished cooking, mix them into the sauce and serve over the pasta.

Swedish meatballs

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