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

This post was originally published on 10/01/16 on Food and Sunshine.

Eileen from Phoenix Helix asked me to contribute some recipes to The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook. How could I not say – yes! yes! yes! I love the idea of a collaborative cookbook and I love my Instant Pot even more.

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  • Over 140 Recipes in the following categories: broths, sauces, condiments, vegetables, poultry, meat, seafood, offal, desserts, & more.

  • It’s an e-cookbook so you can purchase it from anywhere in the world.

  • The book was created by the AIP community for the AIP community. A collection of recipes from 37 bloggers, compiled by Eileen Laird of Phoenix Helix.

  • Written specifically for the Instant Pot.

  • Every recipe with the exception of coconut yogurt uses the pressure cooker function.

  • Every recipe in the first 8 sections of the cookbook are AIP elimination phase friendly. The extra’s section includes 3 reintroduction recipes that are clearly labelled.

  • Over half the recipes can be adapted for various protocols (Low-FODMAP, GAPS/SCD, and Coconut-Free Diets).

  • And it’s only $17.95!!!

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I was absolutely blown away when I saw the final draft of the book. The recipes are incredibly creative and the photos are gorgeous. It’s one of those e-books that you will definitely want to have printed – it’s that good! I flipped through and started making a list of all the recipes I wanted to try – before I knew it I had half the book jotted down. I could only pick one to share with you, so today I’m bringing you a sneak peak from Andrea Wycoff of Forest and Fauna – Swedish Meatballs & Mushroom Gravy. You can find the recipe below!

I’m super excited to have contributed 5 recipes to the book, including a brand new book exclusive – Pineapple & Mango Chicken Thighs! They are a tropical delight and perfect over cauliflower rice.

Still need an Instant Pot? Amazon will have one at your door in a few days!


Sneak Peak Recipe: Swedish Meatballs & Mushroom Gravy

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prep 15 mins
cook 20 mins
total 35 mins
yield 6-8 servings


  • 1 lb ground beef

  • 1 lb ground pork

  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley (divided)

  • 2 TBS dried minced onion

  • 1 tsp dried sage

  • 1/2 tsp ground mace

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 2 cups of sliced mushrooms (button or crimini)

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1/2 cup bone broth (or coconut milk, or water)

  • 3 TBS 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 the meatballs and transfer to a serving platter.

  5. Using an immersion blender or a high speed blender, puree the cooked mushrooms, onions, and broth into a nice creamy gravy. If the gravy is too thick, add a little more bone broth/coconut milk/water until the right consistency is reached.

  6. 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, cauliflower rice, sautéed veggies, or warm zucchini noodles.


Substitute: 1/4 cup red wine or 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar/balsamic vinegar for the coconut aminos, if needed


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