Mini Swedish Meatball Kabobs


Mini Swedish Meatball Kabobs

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    These Mini Swedish Meatball Kabobs with mushrooms are warm, buttery, and baked to perfection. No one will believe you used a seasoning and sauce mix! 

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 16
    1 (2.11-oz.) pkg. McCormick Swedish meatballs seasoning & sauce mix, divided
    1 (1-lbs. pkg. ) 85% lean ground beef
    8 oz. Hy-Vee fresh ground pork sausage
    ½ c. white onion, finely chopped
    ⅓ c. water
    1 clove(s) garlic, minced
    3 (8-oz. each) whole baby bella mushrooms, (about 32), halved
    2 sprig(s) fresh thyme, plus additional for seasoning and garnish
    3 tbsp. Hy-Vee salted butter
    2 c. Hy-Vee whole milk
    Pea microgreen tendrils, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Small bowl
    • Large bowl
    • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
    • Large rimmed baking pan
    • Meat thermometer
    • Large skillet
    • Paper towels
    • Whisk
    • 4-inch cocktail picks


    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the sauce mix into a small bowl; set aside. Place seasoning mix into a large bowl; add ground beef, pork sausage, white onion, water, and garlic. Mix well.

    2. Shape into 32 (1-1/2-inch each) meatballs. Place in a greased large rimmed baking pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until meatballs reach 165 degrees.

    3. Meanwhile, heat butter and thyme in a large skillet over medium heat. Once butter is melted, add mushrooms. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until mushrooms begin to brown. Remove from skillet; set aside. Wipe skillet clean with paper towels. 

    4. Whisk whole milk and reserved sauce mix in same skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat; simmer 1 minute. Transfer to a serving bowl. Stir in coarse ground pepper and chopped fresh thyme, if desired. 

    5. Alternately thread 2 mushroom halves and 1 meatball onto 4-inch cocktail picks. Serve with sauce. Garnish kabobs with additional chopped thyme and pea microgreen tendrils, if desired.

    Nutrition facts


    170 Calories per serving
    2 mini kabobs

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 12g
    • Cholesterol: 35mg
    • Sodium: 330mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 6g
    • Protein: 10g

    Daily Values

    Iron 6%
    Calcium 4%
    Vitamin D 6%
    Potassium 6%