Pressure Cooker Swedish Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes

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Rated 5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Swedish Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes
Pressure Cooker Swedish Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes


  • ¾ pound ground beef
  • ¾ pound ground pork
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ yellow onion, minced
  • ¼ cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1¾ cup half-and-half, divided
  • 4 Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley, or to taste


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  1. Mix ground beef, ground pork egg, onion, bread crumbs, water, salt, and pepper together in a large mixing bowl; shape into 1-inch meatballs.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in pressure cooker set to Sauté on Normal.
  3. Working in batches, cook meatballs in hot butter until browned; remove browned meatballs to a plate.
  4. Pour beef stock in the pot to deglaze, scraping browned bits of food from the pan with a flat-edged utensil.
  5. Stir flour and vinegar with the liquid in the pot until smooth; bring to a boil, stirring often. Stir ¾ cup half-and-half into the liquid..
  6. Press Cancel on the pressure cooker.
  7. Arrange meatballs into the gravy. Place trivet onto meatballs. Arrange potatoes onto trivet.
  8. Lock pressure cooker lid in place. Set steam vent to Sealing.
  9. Select Pressure Cook (Manual) and cook for 8 minutes on High pressure.
  10. Set steam vent to Venting to quick-release pressure.
  11. Transfer potatoes to a mixing bowl. Mash remaining 1 cup half-and-half, 2 tablespoons butter, and sour cream into the potatoes with a potato masher until smooth; season with salt and pepper.
  12. Divide mashed potatoes onto plates; top with meatballs and gravy. Garnish dishes with parsley to serve.
Mealthy tip:

Traditionally, the gravy is left off the meatballs when presented in a smorgasbord. For a slightly more authentic texture to your köttbullar, soak the breadcrumbs in milk before mixing. Fry a single meatball to taste test before committing to your batch. You can always adjust before you fry, but never after!

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Erin Hudson says:

Another one of my childhood favorites. This dish was easy to make thanks to my multipot. I used cauliflower mash instead of potatoes but I was still able to cook everything at one time.

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Blakely James says:

`This was really good but did not like the potatoes. Not sure if they were extra starchy or what, but next time I will use russet potatoes.

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Jazzy Brewer says:

I soaked the bread crumbs in milk as recommended. Made a huge difference, I think, in the texture. I really liked this and even more so, I love that I could make the entire dish at the same time in my pressure cooker.

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Melissa P says:

Made this recipe for my kids and they loved it, which is a huge win in my book. For the potatoes I used heavy cream and butter instead of sour cream. I served it with a side of green beans and we had a complete meal.