What to Serve with Swedish Meatballs: 20+ Easy Sides

Wondering what to serve with Swedish meatballs for dinner? This handy guide covers all of the best sides – from veggies, to mashed potatoes, and more!

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Wondering what side dishes go with Swedish meatballs?

Here’s the quick & easy answer

But, I’m sharing even more of the most popular and best sides for Swedish meatballs. Keep reading to discover some new favorites!

More tasty sides for Swedish meatballs

Overhead shot of bowl of mashed potatoes topped with a pat of butter, next to bowl of sour cream.
These Easy Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream are especially delicious with Swedish Meatballs. They're light, creamy, buttery and tangy and easy to make with the help of your stand mixer – No hand mashing required!
Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream
Lingonberry Sauce - The Yummy Bowl
This homemade lingonberry sauce is a 6 ingredient recipe that’s made with fresh lingonberries (can use frozen as well), sugar, and a hint of cinnamon spice. Homemade lingonberry sauce tastes so much better than store-bought, and it will literally take you only a few minutes to make.
Get the RECIPE from The Yummy Bowl
Lingonberry Sauce
Two hands holding bowl of cooked polenta.
This Creamy Polenta recipe makes a delicious side dish. Irresistibly delicious with parmesan cheese, but simple to make with just 5-ingredients: polenta, parmesan, milk, chicken broth and butter. It's delicious with Meatballs in Marinara Sauce!
Creamy Polenta
Risotto in grey bowl next to shards of parmesan cheese.
Instant Pot Risotto is hands-down the best way to make risotto! It has the signature creamy, rich goodness you expect without all the stirring and fuss of making it on the stove. Plus there are 6 add-in options to make your risotto extra flavorful.
Instant Pot Risotto
Overhead shot of bowl of mashed cauliflower in grey bowl with swirls of butter.
Mashed Cauliflower is a delicious, low carb & keto friendly side dish. With 5 flavor variations and instructions for making Stovetop Mashed Cauliflower or Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower.
Mashed Cauliflower
Roasted brussel sprouts in bowl drizzled with balsamic glaze and sprinkled with cranberries.
These Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Reduction & Cranberries make a simple and elegant side dish that both kids and adults love!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Reduction
Buttered egg noodles are perfect for soaking up all that yummy Swedish Meatball sauce!
Get the RECIPE from Culinary Hill
Buttered Noodles
Close up of garlic rice in serving bowl.
Ordinary white rice is transformed into the best savory side dish in this Garlic Rice recipe! Super fluffy and loaded with garlic and butter, one taste and you’ll never settle for blah rice again.
Garlic Rice
Swirled miso mashed potatoes in bowl sprinkled with chives.
Miso Mashed Potatoes make a quick and easy side dish. With roasted garlic and buttery miso paste these potatoes pack a delicious umami flavor.
Miso Mashed Potatoes
Prepared spaghetti squash in bowl topped with parsley & parmesan.
Save on valuable time and oven space with this easy Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash recipe! It’s a convenient way of cooking this delicious and versatile winter squash, with no babysitting required. Use it as a holiday side dish, in a casserole, or as a healthy alternative to regular pasta noodles.
Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash
Learn how to cook orzo in this easy recipe! Orzo pasta is a delicious, small pasta that is shaped like rice and can be used in many recipes.
Get the RECIPE from Food With Feeling
Bowl of rice and small bowl of soy sauce next to instant pot.
With these tips you’ll see it's simple to learn how to cook perfect rice using the Instant Pot rice setting. The result is fluffy & flavorful rice that’s easy to prepare with minimal measuring.
Instant Pot Rice
Sauteed spinach in white bowl.
Add a healthy boost of nutrients to your dinner with this easy Sauteed Spinach. Baby spinach is added to a skillet along with garlic and olive oil, then sauteed gently to create a simple side dish that pairs with any meal!
Sauteed Spinach
Sauteed zucchini and squash in skillet.
You can serve Sauteed Zucchini and Squash with practically anything! It’s a simple side dish that showcases sliced and seared summer squash and savory Italian flavors.
Sauteed Zucchini and Squash
Overhead close up of bowl of kale caesar salad in white bowl with serving spoon.
This Kale Caesar Salad is topped with crispy homemade croutons and parmesan cheese. Massaging the creamy garlic dressing into the kale makes it extra tender and delicious.
Kale Caesar Salad
Easy thin and crispy Swedish multi-seed crispbreads “knäckebröd”.
Get the RECIPE from Dels Cooking Twish
Swedish Multi-Seed Crispbread “Knäckebröd”
Serving spoon in bowl of tomato cucumber salad.
This Tomato Cucumber Salad features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. Dressed in a tangy homemade red wine vinaigrette, every bite is bursting with refreshing Mediterranean flavors!
Tomato Cucumber Salad
Easy Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce Recipe
This easy Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce recipe will be your go-to condiment for Thanksgiving turkey, grilled meats, sandwiches and appetizers.
Get the RECIPE from Happy Simple Living
Cranberry Sauce
Ears of corn on the cob in a grey serving dish with a pat of butter and sprinkling of parsley.
Learn how to make the BEST Instant Pot Corn on the Cob. This pressure cooker corn on the cob recipe uses a simple, secret ingredient to guarantee that your corn is sweet, tender and delicious! 
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
Arugula Salad ready to be served.
This Arugula Salad recipe with red wine vinaigrette is my go-to green salad. The arugula has a peppery bite to it which pairs wonderfully with the acid in the vinaigrette. It’s the perfect salad for pairing with rich dishes.
Arugula Salad
Spears of asparagus cooked sous vide topped with parmesan shavings.
How to cook perfect asparagus sous vide. Bright green, perfectly cooked spears. With three options for flavoring – garlic, parmesan or lemon.
Platter of grilled broccolini
This grilled broccolini is topped with a tangy apple cider vinaigrette and marcona almonds for a delicious crunch. It’s a perfect side dish for autumnal menus or Thanksgiving. 
Grilled Broccolini

How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these Swedish meatball side dish recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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Turkey swedish meatballs in bowl with mash potatoes.

What to Serve with Swedish Meatballs: 20+ Sides

Wondering what to serve with Swedish meatballs for dinner? This handy guide covers all of the best sides – from veggies, to mashed potatoes, egg noodles and more! Try one of these sides with these Turkey Swedish Meatballs.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people



Swedish Meatball Sauce

For Serving:


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, bread crumbs, egg, garlic, parsley, allspice, nutmeg, onion powder, salt and pepper.
  • Shape mixture into 1-inch balls and arrange on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until cooked through. (Temperature should register 165-degrees)
  • Meanwhile, make the gravy.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the flour and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring continuously, until it begins to turn golden.
  • Slowly whisk in the chicken broth. Then add the Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and dijon mustard.
  • Let simmer for about 5 minutes, until thickened slightly. Reduce heat to low and stir in sour cream. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Once the meatballs are done baking, add them to the skillet with the sauce and continue to cook for a couple minutes, spooning the sauce of over the meatballs.
  • Garnish with parsley and enjoy over mashed potatoes with lingonberry jam, if desired. Enjoy!
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Large Skillet


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 1174mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 298IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg

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