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Polish Meatballs In Dill Sauce Recipe

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A bowl of soup with Polish meatballs in dill sauce.

I remember that when I gave birth to my first child, Polish meatballs in dill sauce was the first meal my mom cooked for me. She wanted to make something healthy that would be safe for me and the baby girl while I was breastfeeding. It felt SO GOOD to eat homemade food after the meals I had in the hospital. The taste of pulpeciki w sosie koperkowym brings so many memories, that it’s one of my all-time favorite Polish food. Keep on reading to get my mom’s Polish meatballs in dill sauce recipe.

Tips For Making Polish Meatballs In Dill Sauce

Meatballs Should Be The Size Of Walnuts.

You can make them bigger or smaller, however, the size of the walnut would be perfect.

Use White Meat.

Polish meatballs in dill sauce should be made from the light meat, for example:

Pork or beef is not recommended for this recipe. If you want to use red meat, check out my Polish meatballs with mushroom gravy recipe.

Add Fresh Or Dried Dill.

Fresh dill will definitely make the dish taste better, however, dried dill will work just fine. You can even use frozen dill if you happen to have it in the fridge.

What To Serve Polish Meatballs In Dill Sauce With?

Polish meatballs with dill sauce taste best with:

  • rice (preferably white or basmati rice)
  • potatoes (boiled/baked/fried)
  • groats (pearl barley, barley, buckwheat)
  • bread
  • veggies (cooked or fresh)

See also my Polish meatball soup recipe.

Polish Meatballs In Dill Sauce Recipe

Yield: 8 servings

Polish Meatballs In Dill Sauce Recipe

A bowl of soup with Polish meatballs in dill sauce.

My mom’s Polish meatballs in dill sauce recipe.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • Meatballs
  • 1 lb / ½ kg of minced meat (chicken or turkey)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • ¼ tsp of black pepper
  • ½ tsp of dried marjoram
  • oil

Dill Sauce

  • 2 cups of water
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • ¼ tsp of black pepper
  • 3 allspice berries
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 juniper berries
  • ½ cup of heavy cream
  • 4 tbsps of flour
  • a handful of chopped dill


How To Make Polish Meatballs?

  1. Peel, dice an onion and sweat it on oil.
  2. Combine with the rest of the ingredients and mix until you'll get a smooth consistency.
  3. Start forming meatballs. Each should have a size of a walnut.
  4. Fry meatballs on oil (3-5 minutes each side) or bake them in the oven (392°F / 200°C for 10-15 minutes).

How To Make Dill Sauce?

  1. Boil water with spices.
  2. Mix the cold heavy cream with the flour.
  3. When the water with spices starts boiling, turn off the heat.
  4. 3-5 minutes later, start pouring the heavy cream with flour very slowly, stirring constantly.
  5. Add chopped dill and cook fr another 2-3 minutes.

Final Steps

  1. Add meatballs to the sauce. Serve warm.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 463mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 21g

These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix

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