These greek turkey meatballs are such an easy dinner recipe that goes well with anything. Topped with an optional tzatziki drizzle, these meatballs are sure to be a new favorite included in your family’s meal plan rotation.
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Greek Turkey Meatballs
Whenever I think of making meatballs I tend to back away because I always connect it with too much work.
Not this recipe.
These baked greek turkey meatballs take minutes to prepare, which leaves you with enough time to whip up a quick salad while they bake.
I was debating whether or not to add feta to the meatballs, but opted to keep it simple. Next time I’ll give it a try and update this recipe.
- rolled oats (or old fashioned oats)
- lemon zest
- dried oregano
- onion powder
- ground turkey (you can also use ground chicken)
- lemon juice (fresh, not the concentrated stuff)
How can I make this gluten free?
These turkey meatballs are gluten free (hooray)! Just make sure that the oats you use come from a gluten free facility. However, there is another option.
You can also try to add gluten-free breadcrumbs or gluten-free panko crumbs to make these ground turkey meatballs gluten-free if you have a wheat intolerance or allergy.
I have not done it with this recipe, so don’t come at me if you try it and it doesn’t work out (but please leave me a comment and let me know if it worked for you).
I used a store-bought tzatziki sauce (the thick greek tzatziki from Costco), but you can make your own if you would like.
I have this protein tzatziki sauce recipe that’s easy to make (the longer it sits, the better it tastes).
If it’s too thick, just add water to thin it out.
If you’re dairy free, you can skip this step.
Can I make this with ground chicken instead?
I know this questions is coming, so I wanted to put this tip in. Yes!
You can totally use ground chicken or any other lean ground meat in place of turkey.
Are turkey meatballs healthy?
Absolutely. Ground turkey is a lean ground meat that packs a high value of protein. Due to the lower fat content, ground turkey is lower in calories (so you can have more for less).
1 meatball (with tzatziki) is only 47 calories, so you can have a few per serving with your dinner.
How to make greek turkey meatballs
These baked meatballs are so easy!
All you have to do is mix the ingredients, roll them into balls, and bake them!
I used a blender to turn the oats into oat flour and to combine spices into it, this gives a less “crunchy” texture because of the oats and I recommend you do this step as well.
I used my hands for this recipe to shape the meatballs but I recently bought these meatball scoops and they’re perfect for getting a uniform size. These scoops are fantastic. I use them for meatballs, muffin batter, and for scooping cookies!
Hot tip: I highly recommend parchment paper lined on your baking sheet first, it makes clean up so much easier!
This recipe goes with:
- Sun Dried Tomato Hummus Recipe
- Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
- Marinated 3 Pepper Kale Salad
- Garlic Green Beans
Other side ideas would be greek potatoes, greek salad, or any other kind of bright and light side dish.
Greek Turkey Meatballs
- 1/2 cup tzatziki
- Preheat oven to 400F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Add the rolled oats, lemon zest, oregano, onion powder, salt, and pepper to a blender, and blend until it's in a flour form.
- Add the spiced oat flour to a bowl, along with the rest of the ingredients. Mix together and roll into 1 inch balls.
- Line the meatballs on parchment paper and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked (165F on the inside).
- Optional: drizzle with tzatziki (if it's too thick, thin it out with water) or use it as a dip.
If you made this recipe, please leave a comment and let me know how it turned out and what you served it with! I love hearing from you.