Swedish recipes

Not only has Sweden given the world ABBA, IKEA and Minecraft, it’s also given us a vast amount of recipe inspiration, from meatballs to gravlax (or gravadlax), from cinnamon buns to a Swedish mint julep. You’ll find our round-up of our favourite Swedish recipes in this collection, along with a Swedish-style selection that have a firm nod to the cuisine through their use of flavour or ingredients – like dill, lingonberry, salmon and cucumber.

There are a couple of other Swedish food concepts that we can definitely get on board with. Fika is a crucial part of the Swedish day, where you simply stop for a moment for a chat over coffee and maybe a bun. Then there’s the tradition of lördagsgodis – or Saturday sweets – where the eating of candy every Saturday is practically the law.

And if you’re a Eurovision fan who’s planning a party, make sure you see what’s on offer in our Eurovision recipes collection too.

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Caraway and sesame rye crackers

Snacks and nibbles

Caraway and sesame rye crackers

These seed-encrusted, homemade rye crackers are easy to prepare, and are delicious spread with homemade houmous or cream cheese –...

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Swedish meatballs

Meatball recipes

Swedish meatballs

For a speedy midweek meal with a difference, why not try our Swedish meatballs in a creamy sauce? The recipe...

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Homemade rye crackers

Snacks and nibbles

Homemade rye crackers

The perfect accompaniment to a cheeseboard, these easy-to-make rye crackers can be scaled up in batches to serve as many as...

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Andi Oliver’s Brunkål (Swedish-style cabbage)

Cabbage recipes

Andi Oliver’s Brunkål (Swedish-style cabbage)

It’s not necessarily the showiest dishes that hold the deepest meaning. For restaurateur, Great British Menu judge and musician Andi...

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Little coffee pavlovas

Blackcurrant recipes

Little coffee pavlovas

”This may seem like a strange combination but it works beautifully. Blackcurrants grow in our garden in Sweden and every...

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Swedish mint julep

Summer cocktail recipes

Swedish mint julep

”I like my cocktails strong and bitter 
or spicy rather than fragrant or sweet, but I find the heady spices...

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Pepparrotssås (horseradish sauce) with pickled herring and hot-smoked salmon

Healthy salmon recipes

Pepparrotssås (horseradish sauce) with pickled herring and hot-smoked salmon

If you like the fiery heat of horseradish, then you’ll love this easy Scandi-style starter, featuring a creamy sauce topped...

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Rödbetsallad (beetroot and apple salad)

Beetroot recipes

Rödbetsallad (beetroot and apple salad)

This pretty ‘n’ pink beetroot and apple salad would look gorgeous as part of a Scandi-style sharing platter. Serve with...

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Lingonberry and orange cheesecake with a gingersnap crust

Cheesecake recipes

Lingonberry and orange cheesecake with a gingersnap crust

With its heart-shaped topping, this orange-scented cheesecake by Steffi Knowles-Dellner is a real treat for a special occasion, afternoon tea,...

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Chicken, dill and potato salad with anchovy dressing and rye bread croutons

Chicken salad recipes

Chicken, dill and potato salad with anchovy dressing and rye bread croutons

Try something a little different for dinner this week with this Swedish-inspired salad. Bursting with flavour, nutritious ingredients and ready...

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Roast beetroot, egg and caper salad with dill and horseradish vinaigrette

Best-ever side dish recipes

Roast beetroot, egg and caper salad with dill and horseradish vinaigrette

The punchy flavour of fresh horseradish works particularly well with sweet, earthy beetroot and boiled eggs. Serve this Scandinavian-style salad...

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Jansson’s temptation

January seasonal recipes

Jansson’s temptation

A classic Swedish comfort dish of potatoes, cream and anchovies (or pickled sprats) is usually on the heavy side. But...

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Creamy blueberry tart

Blueberry recipes

Creamy blueberry tart

A crispy pastry case is filled with a creamy mixture and topped with blueberries before baking; a gorgeous make-ahead dessert...

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Semla buns (semlor)

Easter baking ideas

Semla buns (semlor)

These cream and marzipan filled semla buns (semlor) are a traditional Scandinavian treat in the run-up to Easter. Dig in....

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Swedish almond cake

Make-ahead Christmas dessert recipes

Swedish almond cake

Swedish almond cake, also known as mandeltårta, is a light, fluffy cake with a creamy custard icing and toasted almonds....

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Swedish roast leg of lamb with anchovies and potato gratin

Roast lamb leg recipes

Swedish roast leg of lamb with anchovies and potato gratin

This lip-smacking Scandinavian roast lamb with potato gratin works nicely as an alternative to the traditional Christmas or Easter roast....

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