These Paleo Swedish Meatballs and Gravy are the ultimate comfort food made healthy using freezer and pantry staples! They are made with a combination of ground pork and spices in a creamy dairy free sauce. Delicious served over gluten free pasta or veggie noodles!

*Thank you to the National Pork Board for sponsoring this post!

Gluten free Swedish meatballs over pasta

During these crazy times we’re living in right now, I’ve had to get creative using what we have in our freezer and pantry. A few days ago, I thawed out some ground pork and realized I had everything else I needed in my pantry to make these Paleo Swedish Meatballs with Gravy. I can’t get over how much these taste like the IKEA Swedish meatballs! The only difference is that they are completely gluten free, dairy free, and Whole30 friendly. They are also nut free!

Why pork?

I love keeping different cuts of pork in my freezer because it is so versatile when it comes to prep methods and seasoning opportunities. Pork also often goes well with what’s already in our pantry! It is also very budget-friendly, which is helpful when you want to stretch your food dollar.

My kids love anything made with pork, so that is another reason why I always keep it on hand. We’ve been spending a lot of time cooking together since they have been home from school, and they love helping with meatball making! They loved these meatballs and gravy over gluten free noodles. This is definitely a family friendly meal which can easily be doubled to feed a larger group or if you want to have leftovers!

Here is everything I used to make these meatballs!

ingredients for paleo swedish meatballs

What Ingredients do I need to make these Paleo Swedish Meatballs and Gravy?

This is an easy meal that can be made in 30 minutes or less using what you have on hand. Here is what you need:

  • Ground pork
  • Egg yolk
  • Almond flour
  • Onion (can sub onion powder)
  • Garlic Powder
  • Nutmeg & Allspice
  • Chicken or beef broth
  • Tapioca flour (you can get this at most grocery stores in the baking aisle – I use Bob’s Red Mill brand)
  • Coconut Milk or Cream
  • Lemon
  • Parsley (if desired)

For serving, I used gluten free tagliatelle pasta. You can serve these over pasta, rice, or veggie noodles, cauliflower rice, or mashed potatoes for Whole30/Paleo!

Other Pork Recipes:

Looking for some ideas for what to make with the pork that you have in your freezer? Check out this list from the National Pork Board:

And here are a bunch of the Paleo & Whole30 pork recipes from my site:

If you make these Paleo Swedish Meatballs and Gravy (or any of my recipes), please tag me on Instagram @maryswholelife so I can see your creations!

Stay safe and healthy,


Paleo Swedish Meatballs and Gravy

Slightly sweet and savory pork meatballs in a delicious dairy free creamy gravy. These meatballs are Paleo, Keto, and Whole30!
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  • 1 lb ground pork
  • cup finely diced onion
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper


  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp tapioca flour, can sub arrowroot powder
  • 2 cups broth , chicken or beef will work
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 cup coconut cream (or the thick part of a can of full fat coconut milk)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • fresh chopped parsley, for serving (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 400. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup. Mix all of the meatball ingredients together and form into 12 balls. Place them on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  • While the meatballs are baking, melt the ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the tapioca flour and use a whisk to stir it until it forms a smooth paste and and begins to bubble. Add in the broth and coconut aminos and whisk well. Let it simmer while you make the "sour cream".
  • Combine the coconut cream (or coconut milk) and lemon juice in a small bowl and mix well. Add the mixture to the pan along with the nutmeg and salt, and whisk to combine. Continue to stir over medium heat until the mixture forms a nice gravy. When the meatballs are done, remove them from the baking sheet (leaving the fat behind) and add them to the pan with the gravy. Let it simmer until you are ready to serve.
  • Serve over gluten free pasta, rice, veggie noodles, or mashed potatoes and top with parsley, if desired. Enjoy!


Serving: 1meatball with gravy, Calories: 217kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 430mg, Potassium: 186mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 108IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 1mg