IKEA Swedish Meatballs Inspired Vegan Veggie Balls

These Swedish meatballs inspired veggie balls aren’t just vegan and super easy to cook but absolutely delicious. And you can get all ingredients in your local supermarket.

I love going to IKEA and when I still ate meat I would always go for their meatballs. Now they have a vegan version which is great but I wanted to make my own! They are really easy to create and you can get all the ingredients in your local supermarket. The taste is slightly meaty and very rich in flavour. Perfectly filling.

Then I combined it with a very nice cashew sauce where you wouldn’t be able to tell it’s not dairy. Mix it together with vegan Worcester sauce, Dijon mustard, garlic and a few other ingredients it becomes a perfect companion to pasta and the veggie balls. Even if you don’t have time to make the veggie balls you could have the pasta with the cashew sauce on it’s own and it would be a wonderfully delicious meal.

IKEA Swedish Meatballs Inspired Vegan Veggie Balls


INGREDIENTS (3-4 portions)

For the vegan meatballs

  • 220g cooked butter beans
  • 140g boiled potatoes
  • 100g breadcrumbs (plus more to cover)
  • 1/2 finely chopped, sautéd onion
  • 40g finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tsp bbq seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Some black pepper

For the meatball sauce

  • 1 cup cashew nuts
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 veggie stock cube
  • 1 tbsp Worcester sauce (vegan)
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Pepper to taste


  • Pasta of your choice
  • Parsley

For the full method, either watch the video below or follow my step by step guide over at Exceedingly Vegan; here you can find many other recipes to popular dishes – veganized!