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Cheap eats: IKEA meatballs

IKEA is known for being cheap and easy, right?

Unlike IKEA sofas, which I’d never trust, I can always rely on the IKEA meatballs (or köttbullar) I have on-hand in the freezer.

IKEA meatballs köttbullar

These golfball-sized beauties are a lovely finely-ground mix of beef and pork, and they oven-bake so fast from frozen.

The Swedes usually serve their köttbullar alongside mashed potato, drowned in cream gravy and lingonberry sauce. Delicious, yes. Quick and easy? Not really.

Nothing is quicker and easier than throwing a half-dozen oven-baked IKEA köttbullar into a bowl of penne with a regular bottled tomato-based sauce. Maybe even some grated fresh parmesan cheese if you’re feeling fancy.

IKEA meatballs köttbullar

Next time you’re at IKEA, grab a bag of these delicious IKEA meatballs (£4.30 for 60 meatballs) and stash in your freezer for those evenings when you just can’t be bothered with anything else.

IKEA meatballs (köttbullar)

Boil your pasta of choice, oven-bake the meatballs for 15 minutes and combine with your favourite pasta sauce.



5 thoughts on “Cheap eats: IKEA meatballs

  1. I love their Swedish meatballs! Have you ever owned an IKEA couch? I ask because I need a new one and have been contemplating one of theirs. Are they junk?

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