This Instant Pot Swedish Meatball recipe from Mess for Less takes just 25 minutes to “dinner is ready”! A family friendly meal!

Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs


6 servings


Instant Pot

Prep time

10 minutes

Cook time

15 minutes

Cook pasta on the stove as directed on the box. Drain and set aside. Place the steamer basket into the instant pot and pour in 1 cup of water. Add in the frozen meatballs.

Place lid on instant pot. Set valve to sealed position. Cook on manual or high pressure for 6 minutes. Once the instant pot stops counting, release pressure. Remove the lid. Remove meatballs from Instant Pot and place in a bowl and cover.

Drain juice from Instant pot insert.  Place the insert back into the pot. Pour in beef broth and sliced onions. Set to saute mode.

In a liquid measuring cup, whisk heavy cream, cornstarch, and seasonings. Pour cornstarch slurry into the pot with the beef broth. Bring to a boil on sauté mode for about 5 minutes. As it starts to thicken, turn off the pot and let it cook for a few minutes.

Add meatballs and pasta to the pot and toss well. Taste to see if more pepper or salt is needed.

Serve with fresh rosemary for a little extra flavor.

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