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Ikea Swedish Meatballs Homemade Dog Food Recipe — for Picky Eaters

Ikea Swedish Meatballs

Dog Food Recipe

Key Ingredient


Perfect Dog Food Mix


Select the amount of 85% ground pork you'll cook and use the corresponding ingredient quantities.

ground pork IKEA sauce mix eggs water heavy cream yumwoof mix
1 lb 3.5g 1 2 Tbsp ½ Tbsp ⅓ cup
4 lb 14g 4 ½ cup 2 Tbsp 1 ½ cup
8 lb 1 packet 8 1 ¼ cup 3 ½ Tbsp entire bag

formulated for IKEA ALLEMANSRATTEN Cream Sauce Mix

⏱️ 30 minutes
🦴 6 ingredients

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About This Recipe

If you have a picky eater, we made this recipe for you. This homemade dog food recipe for picky eaters uses IKEA cream sauce (yes it's safe for dogs) to turn their food into the best tasting meal ever!

This is one of our favorite dog meatball recipes because it's so unique. It's a nutritionally complete DIY homemade dog food that tastes just like Swedish meatballs from IKEA. We're not going to lie, we want to eat these ourselves when they're cooking.

The meatball shape makes these easy to portion too. So serving this recipe is super easy for you.

For those pet parents trying to figure out how to make a picky dog eat, you simply must try this. The IKEA meatball gravy has an unbelievable taste—and it's the only IKEA cream sauce recipe for dogs.

With the inclusion of Perfect Dog Food Mix, this recipe is formulated to be complete and balanced for all life stages. We'd love to see you post your creation on TikTok or Instagram when you make it!

How To Make It


Heat oven to 250°F.


In a large roasting pan, combine the ground meat, IKEA cream sauce mix, eggs, water, heavy cream and Yumwoof Mix.


Bake according to the chart below. Let cool for 30 minutes.

ground pork cooking time
1 lb 40 min
4 lb 1 ½ hours
8 lb 2 hours


Store in sealed container. Stays fresh refrigerated for 3 days, and in the freezer for up to 6 months.

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Guaranteed Analysis

Based on dry matter statistics as prepared according to our recipe. May vary due to natural differences in your local ingredients.

as-fed dry matter
crude protein (min.) 24% 45%
crude fat (min.) 18% 34%
net carbs (max.) 6% 11%
crude fiber (max.) 2% 5%
minerals as ash (max.) 2% 5%
moisture (max.) 46% -

Full Nutritional Data


Fatty Acids

Linoleic Acid (omega-6) 4.20%
Linolenic Acid (omega-3) 0.63%
EPA (omega-3) 0.09%
DHA (omega-3) 0.07%
Arachidonic Acid 0.15%


Vitamin A 40,640.02 IU/kg
Thiamin 12.87 mg/kg
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) 14.25 mg/kg
Niacin (vitamin B3) 170.17 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid 30.71 mg/kg
Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) 11.95 mg/kg
Folate 0.60 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.06 mg/kg
Vitamin D 1,192.30 IU/kg
Vitamin E 66.59 IU/kg
Choline 2,604.11 mg/kg


Calcium 1.48%
Copper 24.70 mg/kg
Iron 154.48 mg/kg
Magnesium 0.08%
Manganese 18.86 mg/kg
Phosphorus 1.30%
Potassium 0.91%
Selenium 0.001 mg/kg
Sodium 0.54%
Zinc 185.35 mg/kg
Iodine 3.79 mg/kg

Amino Acids

Arginine 2.86%
Cystine 1.69%
Histidine 1.68%
Isoleucine 2.00%
Leucine 3.49%
Lysine 3.68%
Methionine 1.16%
Phenylalanine 1.89%
Threonine 1.85%
Tyrosine 3.72%
Tryptophan 0.57%
Valine 2.23%

Feeding Guidelines

For feeding amounts based on your dog's weight, see the chart on this page.