These savory, tender Gluten Free Swedish Meatballs are pure comfort food! They are cooked in a rich gravy that is meant to be served over mashed potatoes! It is a match made in heaven! Make this recipe in 30 minutes!

Swedish meatballs over mashed potatoes.

If you are looking for an incredible new gluten free dinner recipe to try, I can’t say enough about this simple Gluten Free Swedish meatballs recipe. It is so full of flavor. Everyone in my family was raving about dinner!

If you are looking for easy gluten free dinner recipes, I have tons!

Why my family goes crazy for these meatballs:

You will get hundreds of results if you search online for a gluten-free Swedish Meatballs recipe. Here is why this is the recipe you need to try:

  1. You can make this recipe in under 30 minutes. It is perfect for those busy weeknights.
  2. This recipe is a great budget recipe and can feed a family of six without breaking the bank.
  3. The flavor is so good, and the flavor is cooked into the meatballs all through! I have loved making it every week lately.
  4. This Swedish meatball recipe is without cream, so it is also perfect for those who are dairy-free.
  5. You can make the meatballs ahead or freeze the leftovers for another time.

If you love making meatballs, you will also have fun making my Grandma’s Cabbage and Meatballs recipe.

I made these tonight and they were absolutely delicious! My husband who is not
gluten free liked them a lot! YUM.”

lucretia, blog comment

Allergen Information:

These Swedish meatballs are gluten-free,

A mason jar filled with gluten free flour sitting on the counter.

Flour Blends Tested:

1. King Arthur Measure for Measure—I used this flour, but potato starch or corn starch will also work.
2. Gluten Free Bread Crumbs or Panko— You can use store-bought gluten free panko or make it from scratch with my gluten free bread crumbs recipe.

Ingredient Notes:

For the full list of ingredients and amounts, please go to the recipe card below.

  • Ground Beef – I recommend using lean ground beef. You can also use ground turkey.
  • Ground Sausage – Make sure the brand you purchase is gluten free. I used the Johnsonville Gluten Free Mild Italian Sausage brand.
  • Beef Broth – Use regular or low sodium.
  • Salt and Pepper – Kosher salt or sea salt are delicious in this recipe.
  • Potatoes – You can use a box mix or boil potatoes and mash them. My Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes recipe is my favorite with these Swedish meatballs.

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

You will want to make these in a large skillet or frying pan with sides tall enough to hold the gravy.

Photos of steps 1 and 2.

Step 1: Add the ground beef, ground sausage, panko, and spices to a large mixing bowl. Mix them. I used my hands to blend them, but you can also use a large fork or spoon. (It may not blend well; you must keep an eye to be sure.)

Step 2: Heat oil in a pan and turn it to medium-high heat. Coat the meatballs in the gluten free flour and add them to the pan. Cook the meatballs, gently turning them until they are browned on all sides.

Photos of steps 3 and 4.

Step 3: Add the beef broth and seasonings. Cover the pan and reduce the heat to simmer for 15 minutes. Stir the meatballs after 5-7 minutes so that both sides cook evenly.

Step 4: The meatballs should be cooked and ready to serve. My Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes recipe is my favorite with these Swedish meatballs. See below for easy gluten free side dish options to serve with these gluten free Swedish meatballs.

The top view of a plate full of mashed potatoes and Swedish meatballs.

Sides To Serve With Swedish Meatballs:

If you are wondering what side dishes to serve with gluten free Swedish meatballs, here are a few of my family’s favorites. These meatballs are best over mashed potatoes, but these sides are also nice to serve.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What do Swedish meatballs contain?

Swedish meatballs are made from ground beef, pork sausage, and panko, and they are cooked in beef gravy.

How do you store Swedish meatballs?

Store these meatballs in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep fresh for up to 3 days.

Can you freeze Swedish meatballs?

Yes! You can freeze these Swedish meatballs. I prefer to freeze them in a zip-style freezer bag. They will keep fresh in the freezer for up to 4 months.

You may also love these Gluten Free Ground Chicken Meatballs.

A fork holding up a Swedish meatball.

These were delicious! We also fixed the mashed potatoes. Yum!! Having leftovers tonight. Thank you for all your dedication to wonderful gf meals. I know they are always going to be fabulous.”

Jerrie, Blog Comment

More Easy Gluten Free Comfort Food:

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Swedish meatballs over mashed potatoes.

Easy Gluten Free Swedish Meatballs

Sandi Gaertner
Quick and easy gluten free Swedish meatballs recipe.
4.93 from 14 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dinner Recipes, Meal Recipes
Cuisine Swedish
Servings 6 servings
Calories 328 kcal


For the meatballs

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ pound ground sausage
  • ½ cup gluten free panko
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup gluten free flour blend the brand doesn't matter.

For the Pan

  • 1 tablespoon light oil
  • 2 ½ cups beef broth
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • In a large skillet, add the oil and heat over medium-high heat.
  • Combine the beef, sausage, panko, seasonings, and egg in a large bowl. Mix well. (If you are using sausage in a casing, cut the casing and remove the sausage meat.)
  • Roll the meat into small meatballs and roll them in the flour mixture. Add them to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes each side.
  • Turn the temperature down to low and add the broth and additional seasonings.
  • Cover and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Serve hot over mashed potatoes or rice.


  1. Be sure the ground sausage you are using is gluten free. I used the Johnsonville brand and removed the casings.
  2. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  3. Freeze in a zip-style freezer bag. It will keep fresh in the freezer for up to 4 months.


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 328kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 25gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 1114mgPotassium: 424mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 68IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 3mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Hands down the best I have had. I did swap for Italian ssg. Super easy even beginner cooks could do.

  2. 4 stars
    It seems to be that for making for a crowd, one can bake the swedish meatballs as well. I’ll see how long it takes and will put sauce in the pyrex as well.

  3. 5 stars
    These were delicious! We also fixed the mashed potatoes. Yum!! Having leftovers tonight. Thank you for all your dedication to wonderful gf meals. I know they are always going to be fabulous.