The 2 minute Swedish cream sauce for Meatballs | How to make the Ikea cream sauce for meatballs

  • Prep Time : 2m
  • Cook Time : 2m
  • Ready In : 4m

Ikea is terrific. Who doesn’t like Ikea. Its mindboggling how everything they do is superb- be it the design, the furniture or the food. Simply brilliant.

Everytime we walk into IKEA, we drop into their canteen to grab a quick bite. Both my husband and son are big fans of their Swedish meatballs, so that is usually in demand.

I just love the sauce that they serve with the meatballs. It is simply outstanding.

Try this recipe for the exact same taste. I promise that under 5 minutes, you can have this sauce ready to go with meatballs of your choice- Swedish or otherwise.



  • Cream- 100 ml
  • Water or any stock ( veg/ chicken/beef)- 200 ml
  • Light soy sauce- 1 tsp
  • Plain flour- 1 tbsp
  • Salt and pepper to taste



Step 1

Heat the stock in a pan. If using a stock cube, dilute it with water and warm in the pan.

Step 2

Add in the cream and thicken with white flour while stirring constantly. You could also choose to omit the flour.

Step 3

Ensure the mixture is on low heat, and while stirring constantly, add in the soy sauce.

Step 4

Adjust the salt and pepper to your taste. As the soy sauce is salty, you might not need any more salt, but you might want to add pepper powder for a bit of heat.

Step 5

Serve the sauce with the meatballs and mashed potatoes.

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