Swedish Meatball Noodle Bake


1 package (26 ounces) thawed frozen meatballs

8 ounces wide egg noodles

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

¼ cup all-purpose flour

½ cup finely diced onion

1 cup thinly sliced button mushrooms

2 ½ cups beef broth

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

½ cup sour cream

½ cup heavy cream

Salt and pepper, to taste


Set the Scene:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cook the egg noodles according to package directions, drain, and set aside.

Sauté the Veggies:

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat, add onions and mushrooms, and sauté until they soften and acquire a light golden hue.

Create the Roux:

Add flour to the vegetables, stirring and cooking for 1-2 minutes.

Craft the Sauce:

Gradually introduce the beef broth, stirring continuously to prevent lumps. Add Worcestershire sauce and stir until thickened. Reduce the heat and incorporate sour cream and heavy cream. Season to taste.

Meatball Harmony:

Add the meatballs to the sauce, ensuring they are well-coated. Combine this with the cooked noodles.

Bake to Perfection:

Transfer to a baking dish, spreading evenly, and bake for 20-30 minutes, aiming for a thoroughly heated dish with a slightly golden top.

Cool and Present:

Allow it to cool slightly after baking and garnish with parsley or Parmesan if desired before serving.

Culinary Conclusion

Each bite of the Swedish Meatball Noodle Bake tells stories of family gatherings, nostalgic memories, and the timeless charm of shared meals. Beyond flavors and ingredients, it becomes a vessel for creating and recalling cherished moments. Whether it becomes a new tradition in your family gatherings or a dish that brings comfort in solitary moments, this recipe is sure to be cherished and remembered, warming not only your palate but also your heart.

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