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Sweden: Recipes and Cuisine

Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden

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

Swedish Recipes

Try these recipes from Sweden.


Aquavit (Swedish herb-infused vodka)

(Swedish herb-infused vodka)

Stekt Gås

Swedish roast goose

(Swedish roast Christmas goose with pan gravy)


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