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You don't need to visit IKEA for a taste of Scandinavia. This comforting bowl includes the Scandinavian foods we've grown to love—without meat or dairy. Protein-packed lentil balls are nestled atop creamy mashed potatoes and served with a fruity blueberry sauce and hearty gravy. Think of it as a Scandinavian twist on a Thanksgiving meal—that comes together in under an hour!
Short on time? Use the Quick Version which relies on a few store-bought staples to speed up the process. If you have a little extra time to spare, jump to the From Scratch version for a completely homemade meal.
Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine well. Set aside.
Microwave potatoes in a bag for 5 minutes or according to the package directions. Remove from heat, transfer to a medium mixing bowl and add the butter and milk. Mash with a fork or potato masher to desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with reserved parsley.
Blend contents of gravy packet with water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and stir until thickened. Yields about one full cup of gravy.
In a medium skillet, heat meatless meatballs with vegetable broth or oil for about 5 minutes until well cooked and slightly browned around the edges.
To assemble the Scandanavian Good Bowl: in a medium dish or wide bowl, make a bed of mashed potatoes, add 3 to 4 “neatballs” on top, and slather with mushroom gravy and a side of blueberry sauce.