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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  172
  • Protein  11 g
  • Carbohydrates  4 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  59 mg
  • Sodium  93 mg
  • Potassium  140 mg
  • Phosphorus  91 mg
  • Calcium  19 mg
  • Fiber  0.5 g

Swedish Meatballs

This recipe for Swedish Meatballs was made with the kidney diet in mind. This yummy dish can be made with reduced sodium and can also be made in advance.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted DaVita dietitian Kathy, MS, RD, LDN, CSR, from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 24 servings     Serving size: 2 meatballs


    • 1/2 cup onion
    • 2 large eggs
    • 3 pounds ground beef
    • 1 tablespoon canola oil
    • 1 cup oatmeal, uncooked
    • 1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth
    • 1 tablespoon dried dill
    • 2 tablespoon dried thyme 
    • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 3 tablespoons white all-purpose flour
    • 2 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
    • 1/3 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Chop onion. Beat eggs.
  3. Combine first 11 ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  4. Roll into 1” balls and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through.
  6. To make sauce, melt butter in a large saucepan.
  7. Add flour, reduced-sodium broth, remaining tablespoon dried thyme and water.Cook over medium heat, stirring until thickened.
  8. Add meatballs to sauce and lower temperature to keep warm or place in a covered warming dish or slow cooker on low heat setting.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1-1/2 meat
    • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Reduced-sodium broth contains 450 to 500 mg sodium per cup. Low-sodium broth contains 140 mg sodium or less per cup.
    • Make meatballs ahead and refrigerate. When ready to serve, heat ingredients together and transfer to a warming dish.

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Swedish Meatballs

Peggy says:


This sounds like it would be very good. Could it be served over yolk less egg noodles?

Jul. 13, 2012, 8:05 PM - Inappropriate review?

Swedish Meatballs

stelbisc says:


Really good! Paired this recipe with the Rice Pilaf and loved it. Used the leanest ground beef we could find (7%).

Jan. 01, 2010, 6:45 PM - Inappropriate review?

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