Greek Turkey Meatballs

Everyone’s favorite meatballs made healthier! So moist, so tender and so easy to make, drizzled with Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce!

Greek Turkey Meatballs - Everyone's favorite meatballs made healthier! So moist, so tender and so easy to make, drizzled with Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce!

These meatballs are an absolute favorite of mine.

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They can be so much fun to make with the kids or the perfect snack to whip up for Game Day. And no one would guess that these are so good for you because they taste amazing!

Now turkey can be a great substitute to beef in many recipes such as burgers, spaghetti, meatloaf, tacos, and of course, meatballs.

Here’s why:

  • Turkey is high in protein, B vitamins, niacin and selenium
    • Protein is needed for you tissues, organs, cells and specific fluids like hormones
    • B Vitamins are needed for healthy blood circulation, to help maintain cholesterol levels and for energy production
  • Turkey is a good source of iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus
  • Turkey has reduced saturated fat and cholesterol

Oregano is an amazing herb that can help boost your immune system and serve as an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibacterial agent. It has also been thought to have cancer fighting effects.

Cumin in cooking used to be added to meals to aid digestion but it can also treat respiratory disorders, the common cold, help asthma and aid some skin conditions.

And finally, my favorite part of this recipe is the tzatziki sauce. The sauce base is yoghurt, packed full of probiotics which help keep your immune system strong and aid digestion.

So really, this recipe is a WIN WIN for EVERYONE.

Greek Turkey Meatballs

Everyone’s favorite meatballs made healthier! So moist, so tender and so easy to make, drizzled with Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the tzatziki sauce

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 English cucumber, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint, optional
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

  1. To make the tzatziki sauce, combine Greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, dill, lemon juice, lemon zest and mint in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Drizzle with olive oil. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9×13 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, breadcrumbs, onion, egg yolks, garlic, lemon zest, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper, to taste. Using a wooden spoon or clean hands, stir until well combined. Roll the mixture into 1 1/4-to-1 1/2-inch meatballs, forming about 18-20 meatballs.
  4. Place meatballs onto the prepared baking dish and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until all sides are browned and meatballs are cooked through.
  5. Serve immediately with tzatziki sauce, garnished with dill and lemon zest, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 214.7 Calories from Fat 94.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.5g 16%
Saturated Fat 2.4g 12%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 667.0mg 222%
Sodium 190.1mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 10.3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Sugars 2.7g
Protein 19.6g 39%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.