The Delightfully Tender Swedish Meatballs That Stole Our Hearts

The sauce didn't hurt, either.

January  9, 2019
Photo by Ty Mecham

After giving you a respectable (checks calendar) week-and-two-days since New Year's Eve to unwind from all the holiday party hubbub, we're back and ready to talk gathering, once again. Specifically, The Recipe You're Asked to Bring to Every Gathering—our latest contest.

Last we spoke, we introduced you to the top two contenders: a tangy, pantry-friendly dill dip that comes together in just a single step, and a big serving platter full of of ultra-tender, bite-sized Swedish meatballs that beg to be eaten two at a time.

Well, the votes are in, and the shiny new best recipe to bring to all your parties, big and small, is—fork-drumroll, please—Swedish Meatballs & Cream Sauce:

One million thank-yous to everyone who submitted to this contest. If you haven't already, check out the top five and give 'em a try. And stay tuned for a Q&A with swedishturkey, where we’ll learn all about this winning recipe.

Then, watch this space—we'll be back before you can say "cozy winter dishes" with an announcement on our next contest theme. Hint, hint: get ready to noodle around in your cupboard...

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Ella Quittner

Written by: Ella Quittner

Ella Quittner is a contributing writer and the Absolute Best Tests columnist at Food52. She covers food, travel, wellness, lifestyle, home, novelty snacks, and internet-famous sandwiches. You can follow her on Instagram @equittner, or Twitter at @ellaquittner. She also develops recipes for Food52, and has a soft spot for all pasta, anything spicy, and salty chocolate things.