Greek Baked Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Greek Baked Turkey Meatballs are a tasty appetizer or an excellent main dish. They’re insanely easy to whip up and a healthy option as well!

Greek Baked Turkey Meatballs are a tasty appetizer or an excellent main dish. They're insanely easy to whip up and a healthy option as well! Ground turkey, lemon juice and greek spices make a delicious and flavorful meatball that tastes awesome with tzatziki sauce!

Greek Baked Turkey Meatballs

Greek meatballs

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This dish originally started as a one pot meal with rice. But it just didn’t work as well that way. I’ll be saving the rice for another day but I had to share these turkey meatballs.

I’ve had turkey meatballs on my mind for about a month, since my last trip to Trader Joe’s. They have frozen turkey meatballs that are super easy to heat and delicious. We sampled some in-store and the girls went crazy for them. While I do like to keep a bag of those in my freezer, they also inspired me to make my own variation with a Greek twist.

I find Greek flavors super fresh and delicious. Now it may be crazy snowy here in Rochester but I have spring on my mind. Perhaps I’m projecting my desperation for some sunshine in the form of a turkey meatball recipe? I don’t know, but either way you’ve got to try these.

Turkey meatballs

How do you make moist turkey meatballs?

  • Use ground turkey with a higher fat content. Yes, it’s more fat but that also means more flavor and more moisture. Think of it this way, it’s still poultry.
  • Mix in things that add moisture. Olive oil, lemon juice, egg. Onions or garlic. You could even add a little water if you need. While I included measurements in this recipe, I always go by feel and smell and I encourage you to do the same.
  • Don’t overmix! This will make your meat tough. I once saw an episode of one of Ina’s cooking shows where she mixed burger meat with a fork and I think that’s brilliant. That way you’re not squishing the meat but rather “fluffing” it.

Turkey meatball recipe

What about a sauce for this turkey meatballs recipe?

Why, I’m glad you asked! In staying with the theme, I like to dip them into Tzatziki sauce. This is a creamy dipping sauce traditionally made of yogurt, olive oil, cucumbers, garlic, salt and lemon juice. My friend Amy over at House of Nash Eats has a killer Tzatziki sauce recipe that goes super well with these meatballs!

Make these as a tasty appetizer for game day or a party. Or let them be a simple protein for a light dinner! You can totally cook them and freeze to reheat at a later time or even freeze them raw.

Turkey meatballs recipe

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Greek Baked Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Greek Baked Turkey Meatballs are a tasty appetizer or an excellent main dish. They're insanely easy to whip up and a healthy option as well!

Servings: 6 servings
Author: Jessy Freimann, The Life Jolie
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground turkey meat
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment or a silicone baking mat.

  2. In a large bowl, lightly mix all ingredients with a fork until just combined.

  3. Form the meat mixture into 1 1/2-2 inch balls. 

  4. Spread the meatballs out in a single layer on the sheet pan spray with cooking spray.

  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Serve immediately

Recipe Notes

These taste fantastic with this Greek Tzatziki Sauce recipe from House of Nash Eats

If you tried this recipe please comment and rate it 🙂 I love hearing your feedback and answering your questions!

Other favorite meatball recipes are:

Classic Swedish Meatballs

A close up image of a blue bowl of Classic Swedish Meatballs with a fork in it.

Authentic Meatballs

This is part one of the only Meat Sauce recipe you’ll ever need. It’s an extremely detailed (but still simple and easy) recipe for my Grandma’s homemade, Italian meat sauce and this seriously is the very best Sunday sauce you’ll ever taste. This first part is all about making authentic meatballs and fall-apart-tender pork for your sauce as well as the secret ingredient that makes this sauce so delicious!

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Greek Baked Turkey Meatballs are a tasty appetizer or an excellent main dish. They're insanely easy to whip up and a healthy option as well! Ground turkey, lemon juice and greek spices make a delicious and flavorful meatball that tastes awesome with tzatziki sauce!

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    Leslie
    March 20, 2018 at 9:09 pm These look like what great dreams are made of. I am a sucker for meatballs, yummy!
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