Swedish Meatballs + Lagostina Nera Hard Anodized 5 Quart Casserole Giveaway

Swedish Meatballs

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:

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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.


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