Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs & Mushrooms Gravy (AIP)

This gorgeous savory paleo recipe for Instant Pot Swedish meatballs is by Andrea Wyckoff of Forest & Fauna and is one of our favourites from The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook. It’s AIP, paleo and gluten-free friendly.

Photo by Andrea Wyckoff

Made in a pressure cooker, these succulent and flavoursome Swedish meatballs are a great dish to share with friends and family around the holidays or on the weekend. Cooked with mushrooms and broth with for tasty gravy finish, this AIP, paleo, and keto friendly recipe is sure to become an Instant Pot favourite.

The recipe is from The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook (community eBook) and you can read our full review of it here.

The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook

Notes from the cook: You can substitute ¼ cup red wine or 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar/balsamic vinegar for the coconut aminos, if needed.

Shopping for ingredients? Coconut aminos can be purchased online, and are great to have on hand for AIP cooking. You can also get these ingredients online – dried chopped onion, dried sage, ground mace, bone broth (we love this collagen-rich brand).

Serve these meatballs over cauliflower rice, sweet potato mash or with a side of vegetables.

clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs & Mushroom Gravy

Swedish Meatballs & Mushrooms Gravy (Instant Pot, AIP, Paleo)

  • Author: Andrea Wyckoff
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Instant Pot Pressure Cooker


This gorgeous savory paleo recipe for Instant Pot Swedish meatballs is by Andrea Wyckoff of Forest & Fauna and is one of our favourites from The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook. It’s AIP, paleo and gluten-free friendly.


  • 1 lb / 450 g ground beef
  • 1 lb / 450 g ground pork
  • ¼ cup minced fresh parsley (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons dried chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • ½ teaspoon ground mace
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms (button or crimini)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • ½ cup bone broth (or coconut milk, or water)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos


  1. In a bowl, mix together ground beef, pork, 3 tablespoons minced parsley, dried onion, sage, mace, and salt. Once thoroughly mixed, form into meatballs about 1-inch in diameter.
  2. Place mushrooms, onion, broth/coconut milk/water, and coconut aminos into the Instant Pot. Add the meatballs.
  3. Close and lock the lid. Press the MEAT/STEW button and set cooking time to 35 minutes. Once the time is up, quick release the pressure.
  4. Using a slotted spoon gently remove meatballs and transfer to a serving platter.
  5. Using an immersion blender or a high-speed blender, purée the cooked mushrooms, onions, and
  6. broth into a nice creamy gravy. If the gravy is too thick, add a little more bone broth/coconut
  7. milk/water until the right consistency is reached.
  8. Pour gravy over meatballs and garnish with remaining tablespoon of minced parsley. This dish makes a wonderful appetizer as is, or main course when served over spaghetti squash,
  9. cauliflower rice, sautéed veggies, or warmed zucchini noodles.

Keywords: Swedish Meatballs Mushrooms Gravy AIP Paleo Parsley Sage Onions Ground Beef Pork


Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs & Mushroom Gravy (AIP, Paleo, Gluten-Free)

Instant Pot Recipes
By Instant Pot Eats

About us: We are a team of Instant Pot enthusiasts, who love good food and cooking. Our blog is dedicated to delicious Instant Pot recipes you can make using your trusted pressure cooker.
PS. This post may contain Amazon affiliate links, which means we receive a small commission for purchases made through these links. 

More about us here »


Made the recipe? Leave a rating as it helps other readers to discover this dish. You don’t need to comment to leave a rating, unless it’s 3 stars or below.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star


  1. Haven’t made yet but wondering about any suggestions for freezing meetballs for later any suggestions?

    1. These should be fine to freeze for up to 2-3 months. Make sure to cool them completely and use Ziplock bags or a container and you can freeze the meatballs and gravy.

  2. This is a great recipe and makes delicious meatballs! We’ve made this many time, but I’ve wondered about the long cooking time. 35 minutes seems awfully long, I usually do much shorter, like manual for 10 min. Then again, I don’t know what the Meat/stew button function is – does this cook it in a different way? I still haven’t figured out all the different buttons on my instant pot…

See all comments »

You Might Also Like