Swedish Meatballs + Lagostina Nera Hard Anodized 5 Quart Casserole Giveaway

Ever since I could remember, anytime I went out to a restaurant, if Swedish meatballs were on the menu, guaranteed that would be the entree I would order. It became such a regular dish to have at some of my favorite restaurants, that I began to take notes on what ingredients and techniques were used to create the dish. Very soon after, I sought to recreate my favorite dinner dish at home. Traditionally served with mashed potatoes and a thinner, darker gravy, I much preferred a thicker, richer sauce with fresh herbs and a plentiful amount of sliced mushrooms.

At home, we have Swedish meatballs at least twice a month. We always make enough to have for lunch the next day as well. When it comes to these delectable homemade meatballs, a pairing with Lingonberry jam is a must. You can also use red currant jam. And the sauce – so smooth and creamy with an essence of fresh rosemary, you will surely want to add a couple more tablespoons over your bed of egg noodles for an extra boost of tasty fun. Let’s get that plate dancing, shall we?


The Nera Hard Anodized 5 Quart Casserole by Lagostina features premium hard-anodized construction, which allows users to cook with even heat distribution and non-stick coating to provide an easy cooking and cleaning experience. Whip up your favorite one-pan dish, everything from noodle casseroles, sausage and pepper pastas, Beef Stroganoff, and a yellow rice chicken skillet.

The dishwasher safe pan is oven and broiler safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and is truly nonstick. The dual-layer non-stick coating is safe for metal utensils. Plus no need for potholders! The comfortable handles stay cool while cooking. Lastly, the pan possesses that handsome, refined elegance, allowing for a stovetop to table serving experience. The polished hammered stainless steel lid says it all. It is very rare to find all of these desirable characteristics in one pan. Lagostina has truly created a masterful design.



Below you will find our Swedish Meatball recipe, a timeless and comforting dish you will want to serve up again and again.

Swedish Meatballs

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 pound veal, pork, beef (meatball mix)
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs (non-spiced)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 t ground allspice
  • 1/2 t ground nutmeg
  • 1 T cornstarch (optional)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 oz egg noodles


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 sprigs Rosemary


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground meat, bread crumbs, egg yolks, allspice, nutmeg and cooked onion; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir until well combined. Roll the mixture into 1 1/4-to-1 1/2-inch meatballs, forming about 24 meatballs. (I prefer to use my good grips cookie scoop)
  3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to a skillet. Add meatballs, in batches, and cook until all sides are browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  4. For the gravy, melt butter in the skillet. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in beef broth and cook, whisk until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Stir in heavy cream and sliced mushrooms; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Maintain on a low heat, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. Add 1 T cornstarch to thicken, if desired.
  6. In a separate pot, boil water and cook egg noodles for 10 minutes. Drain, then mix with gravy, mushrooms and meatballs. Add 2 sprigs Rosemary.
  7. Serve immediately with lingonberry jam. I love (Rigoni di Asiago‘s), available at Provisions in Sag Harbor and select specialty grocery stores.

Swedish Meatballs

Below is a video that highlights how impressed I am with Lagostina’s Nera Hard Anodized 5 Quart Casserole, which is available exclusively at Macy’s and retails for $49.99:

Swedish Meatball Lagostina video

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Disclosure: Lagostina sent me this casserole as compensation for the review. All opinions are my own.

Enter to win your very own casserole pan by Lagostina! The giveaway ends Friday, May 5th and one winner will be chosen randomly. U.S. residents 18+, please.


  1. Diane Estrella
    May 5, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    Sloppy Joe’s are a family favorite.

  2. Sarah Mayer
    May 5, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    My favorite one pot meal is jambalaya.

  3. heather b
    May 5, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    I love one pot alfredo

  4. amanda whitley
    May 5, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    i like making a garlic chicken stir fry!

  5. Mita
    May 4, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    I like pan pasta and veggies.

  6. Cheryl B
    May 3, 2017 / 1:09 am

    I like a one pan stir fry.

  7. Jillian Too
    May 1, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    I really like One-Pot Lasagna.

  8. Laurajj
    May 1, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    One that I love doing is a Beef Fried Rice! I cook up some ground beef or turkey, add brown rice and soy sauce …and cook up for about 10 minutes. Then I add cut up peppers and celery and cook another 10 minutes! I then push it to the side and scramble up an egg in part of the pan..and mix it all up!

  9. Starla
    May 1, 2017 / 3:53 am

    That looks and sounds delicious. My favorite one pot dish is definitely homemade chicken and rice. I also love asparagus and herb risotto!

  10. Tina W
    April 30, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    Fried rice is my favorite one pan meal, and a great way to use up leftovers

  11. Tamra Phelps
    April 30, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    My favorite one pan recipe is probably a quick stir-fry. I might chop up whatever vegetables I have on hand & then add kielbasa or chicken. Quick & easy!

  12. Kristen
    April 28, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    My favorite is beef stew.

  13. Lauren
    April 28, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    I like paella.

  14. Barbara Montag
    April 28, 2017 / 2:27 am

    I love a good mac ‘n cheese with Rotel tomatoes.
    thank you

  15. shelly peterson
    April 28, 2017 / 1:56 am

    My favorite one pot recipe is my families Hockey soup recipe.

  16. Ty
    April 27, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    My favorite one pot meal is pot roast.

  17. laura bernard
    April 27, 2017 / 12:38 am

    Tortilla soup is the best!

  18. Tammy Shelton
    April 26, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    Hamburger Helper … LOL.

  19. Cindy A.
    April 26, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    My favorite is classic beef stew with pumpkin cornbread muffins.

  20. Heather W
    April 26, 2017 / 5:25 am

    A good hearty goulash!

  21. carol clark
    April 26, 2017 / 12:47 am

    Shrimp scampi is one of my favs

  22. Michelle Taylor
    April 25, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    We love having a spicy chicken, shrimp, and suasage jambalaya especially during winter! It is quite quick to put together once you’ve done your prep. Goes well with a green salad and potato salad on the side!

  23. Bridgett Wilbur
    April 25, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    My kids like me to make them sloppy Joes.

  24. Elle
    April 25, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    I love a beef stew with lots of hearty vegetables.

  25. Rob Pinto
    April 25, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    I love Beef Stroganoff with lots of vegetables. I can eat this dish every week. Everyone’s favorites so far are great!

  26. kelly tupick
    April 25, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    My favorite one pan recipe is chicken cacciatore.

  27. Dan Dykstra
    April 25, 2017 / 11:22 am

    I really enjoy a good pot of chili. Throw everything into one pot and enjoy.

  28. Tee Anderson
    April 25, 2017 / 4:14 am

    Beef vegetable soup. It’s a family favorite all year round.

  29. Nataly Carbonell
    April 25, 2017 / 4:00 am

    I like one pan pasta and veggies.

  30. Heather S
    April 25, 2017 / 2:54 am

    My absolute favorite one pot dish is my grandmother’s beef potato curry.

  31. Rachel
    April 25, 2017 / 2:18 am

    My favorite one pot dish is one-pan chicken burrito bowls.

  32. Will G
    April 25, 2017 / 1:33 am


  33. Steve Weber
    April 25, 2017 / 1:29 am

    My favorite one-pot meal is shrimp pasta and a garlic sauce.

  34. Elena
    April 25, 2017 / 1:07 am

    My favorite one pot recipe is chili

  35. Jessica To
    April 25, 2017 / 12:31 am

    I like to make a beef stew with potatoes and carrots in one pan!

  36. Kelly D
    April 24, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    Shrimp scampi is my favorite.

  37. David
    April 24, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    My favorite one pan recipe is home fries. You can use any mixture of spices and oils to make them an infinite number of ways.

  38. Annette
    April 24, 2017 / 3:59 am

    My favorite one-pan recipe is Sweet Potato Hash. I don’t use a recipe, but just toss whatever is in the pantry and fridge.

  39. Geoff
    April 24, 2017 / 3:33 am

    I like making spicy fried rice with chicken and veggies

  40. Melissa
    April 24, 2017 / 2:44 am

    I like making one-pan crispy braised chicken thighs with cabbage

  41. Rosie Smith
    April 23, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    My go to one pan dish is a stir fry with chicken, veggies and an Asian sauce using whatever I have in my refrigerator.

  42. Diana G
    April 23, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    my favorite one pan dish is what I call spanish rice with ground meat (I use turkey) and lots of veggies. It’s addictive.

  43. Jeffrey
    April 23, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    My favorite one pot dish is my macaroni and cheese, from the cooktop to the oven with only one dirty pan!

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