Swedish Sausage Stroganoff

I know when people usually think Swedish food they jump to the Swedish meatball, but here is an alternative. I lived in Sweden for 6 years and my favorite Swedish recipe is the Korv Stroganoff (Korv being Swedish for sausage). I was introduced to it having lunch out one day, used some bag mixes to make it at home while I still lived in Sweden, and realized after I left Sweden that I should have been making it from scratch all along! 

Best of all in my house is that this is kiddo approved, and I joke that my daughter is the worlds pickiest eater. This is a dish she’ll actually request seconds, and occasionally even thirds of!


Originally for a proper Korv Stroganoff you should use Falukorv, which is a type of Swedish sausage. But if you don’t have that handy any mild flavored sausage will work. The flavor in this dish doesn’t come from the sausage really, it’s all in the sauce. When I lived in the states I tended to use Polish kielbasa for it, or if I was feeling particularly frugal I’ve even used hot dogs. 


  • 1 lbs sausage. 
  • 1 yellow onion. 
  • Butter or margarine. 
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste. 
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard. 
  • Salt and pepper. 
  • 1 cup of cream.


  1. Slice the sausage into bite sized pieces. Peel and chop the onion. 
    Heat a pan, lightly brown the butter and then add the sausage and onion cooking until browned. 
  2. Add the tomato paste and mustard and stir it in. Then add the cream while stirring. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and let boil for a few minutes. 

That’s it and it’s ready to serve! I usually have it with rice, but the Swedes also opt for boiled potatoes, quinoa, or pasta. 

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    • NorseMama says:

      It really is tasty!
      Sweden (Like the rest of the Nordics) have some foods that are basically scary and should be considered bio hazards (hahaha), but also lots of really tasty food 🙂 There will definitely be more Swedish recipes on here as time passes!

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