Greek Turkey Meatballs
These Greek Turkey Meatballs are full of great flavor and make a delicious healthy dinner! Serve the meatballs gyro style, over rice, or on top of a salad!
For the meatballs:
- 1 pound ground turkey, 93% lean
- ¾ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
- ¾ cup shredded zucchini, squeeze out excess liquid
- ¼ cup finely chopped fresh spinach
- ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1 large egg
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- Pita Bread
- Shredded romaine lettuce
- Chopped tomatoes
- Red onion slices
- Crumbled feta cheese
- Tzatziki sauce
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, zucchini, spinach, red onion, garlic, feta, egg, lemon zest, parsley, oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir well with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until well combined.
Using an ice cream scoop or large cookie scoop, scoop about two tablespoons of the mixture into your palms (you can wear kitchen gloves, if you wish) and roll it into a ball. Place the ball on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the mixture, spacing the meatballs out onto the baking sheet, about 2-inches apart.
Bake the meatballs for 18 to 25 minutes or until cooked through.
You can enjoy the meatballs with a drizzle of tzatziki sauce or make a gyro. To make a gyro, take a warm piece of pita bread and add 3 meatballs, lettuce, tomatoes, onion slices, feta cheese, and drizzle tzatziki sauce over the top. Serve immediately. You can also serve the meatballs with rice or on top of a Greek salad.
Calories: 214kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 89mg, Sodium: 387mg, Potassium: 406mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 449IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 92mg, Iron: 2mg