Swede's enjoy a simple, elegant cuisine based on meats, fish and seafood, potatoes, cabbage, root vegetables and a variety of fresh berries. Hearty and warming meatballs and dumplings are popular, often served with cream-based sauces. Tart lingonberry jam is a beloved condiment and cuts through any heaviness. Pea soup is traditional on Thursdays. The Swedish smörgåsbord, a buffet feast, is world-famous.
Typical Swedish Dishes
Try these recipes from Sweden.
(Swedish mustard-dill sauce)
(Swedish berry cream dessert)
(Swedish Hasselback butter-baked potatoes)
(Swedish yellow pea soup)
(Swedish potato, onion and cream casserole)
(Swedish meatballs with cream sauce)
(Swedish roast Christmas goose with pan gravy)
(Swedish herb-infused vodka)
(Swedish potato pancakes; see Latkes recipe)
(Swedish cold poached salmon)
(Swedish potato and meat breakfast hash)