Instant Pot Ikea Swedish Meatballs

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Before you just jump in and think this is a recipe for Swedish meatballs that would be a no. This is how to make the frozen Instant Pot Ikea Swedish meatballs that can be bought from Ikea. Many have asked how to to steam the Swedish meatballs and here we will show you how!

Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs


Every time I make the trip to IKEA it’s a must to visit the cafe and get some Swedish meatballs with fresh vegetables, mashed potatoes, and lingonberry jam. However, making the trip out to IKEA only happens every two months or so. Last time we decided to pick up a package of the Swedish meatballs for home. In reality I should have bought two bags!

Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs

Easy Instant Pot Meatballs

Since we’ve made meatballs from scratch in the past we knew just how much time it would take for frozen meatballs. The process is so very simple. Just pop the trivet into the instant pot then toss in the meatballs. Cook for just 6 minutes then quick release. Easy instant pot recipe for a simple comfort food dinner.

Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs

We also make the mashed potatoes in the instant pot to go along with the meatballs. Such a quick way to do dinner. However, not all recipes are easy in the instant pot but this one takes no effort.

Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs

Instant Pot Gravy

To make the gravy first set the pot to saute mode then add in water and gravy. Just let the pot come to a boil and make sure to whisk often. This allows the gravy from the mix to thicken. Gravy pairs perfectly with the meatballs and a little bit of lingonberry jam.

Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs

Why An Instant Pot?

If your debating why you need an instant pot this recipe is the reason why. The ease of cooking up some frozen meatballs for a party, superbowl, or holiday is so worth the pot. Just imagine your favorite meatball recipe done in just under 10 minutes. I love 10 minute or less recipes don’t you?

Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs

Furthermore, I can honestly say I like doing parties with ease. Pairing these meatballs with a charcuterie board is amazing at the holidays.

Less clean up more time to mingle, chat, and not feel frustrated that you have to cook or clean the entire party. Cannot wait to share some seasonal recipes with all of you soon! Hope you enjoy the instant pot Ikea Swedish meatballs.

Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs

Instant Pot Ikea Swedish Meatballs

Jenne Kopalek
Meatballs from Ikea topped in gravy and steamed easily in the instant pot.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Swedish
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 20 kcal


  • 1 package ALLEMANSRÄTTEN Meatballs; frozen
  • 1 package gravy mix
  • 2 1/2 cups water


  • Place 1 1/2 cups water into the instant pot. Place trivet inside the pot. Pour in frozen meatballs. Turn valve to closed position. Set to high pressure for 6 minutes. Once the instant pot stops counting quick release pressure.
  • Remove meatballs from instant pot. Add additional water as directed on gravy package. Set to saute mode. Pour in gravy mix. Whisk often and let come to a boil. Once the gravy thickens turn off heat.
  • Serve meatballs topped with gravy and a side of lingonberry jam.


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    1. We actually made the potatoes before hand in the pot. While the meatballs were steaming we blended them up. I will have a post up with video soon of the process. When making for 4 plus people making the potatoes ahead it easiest. For an individual you can do a divider and place cut up potatoes and meatballs in at once.Hope this helps!