These healthy greek meatballs are loaded with herby juicy flavors and are made in the oven in less than 20 minutes. Serve them with some homemade tzatziki sauce and a cool cucumber salad and it is the perfect healthy family dinner. This is one of the BEST gluten free meatball recipes EVER!
We love meatballs, which is probably evident from the number of meatball recipes that are on the blog. This new Healthy Greek Meatballs recipe is slightly different since it is more herby, tangy and fresh.
The inspiration for this recipe came from these greek chicken burgers that are by far my favorite burger at the moment. We love them with some carrot fries for a fun and healthy meal that even my kids will actually eat or at least try.
What are greek meatballs made of?
Traditional greek meatballs (also called Keftedes) are made with ground meat, usually lamb, beef or pork. Mixed in with greek flavors like mint, feta, parsley, oregano, and garlic.
To keep this recipe on the healthier side, I used ground turkey and mixed it in with some parsley, sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, red onion, egg and almond flour. The goal was to create a greek meatball recipe that was gluten free and paleo so everyone could enjoy them. Mission accomplished!!!
Healthy greek meatball ingredients
How to make homemade healthy greek meatballs
- Add all meatball ingredients to a bowl and mix them all together until fully combined.
- Use an ice cream scoop or spoon to portion and roll the meatballs into even size balls that are about 1-1.5 tablespoons each.
- Place the rolled meatballs onto a lined baking sheet in a single layer (with none overlapping)
- Bake them in a preheated oven at 425 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.
- Remove and serve with cool tzatziki sauce and cucumber tomato salad. See more serving suggestions below.
This meatball recipe can be served in so many fun ways. Here are a few of my favorite ways to serve them .
- In a bowl with some tzatziki, and cucumber salad with some naan bread.
- Stuffed inside some pita bread with sautéed peppers and spinach.
- Piled on top of some spaghetti squash or butternut squash noodles with pesto sauce and crumbled feta cheese.
- Piled on top of a bunch of greens drizzled with lemon and pesto. Yum!
Can you make these meatballs in the air fryer?
Yes you can! Just mix and roll that meatballs as directed in the recipe. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F, spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray and place the meatballs into the basket in a single layer. Close and cook for 7-10 minutes. You may need to do this in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
More healthy meatball recipes to try!
- 10 Minute Healthy Turkey meatballs
- Easy Air Fryer Turkey Zucchini Meatballs
- Crockpot BBQ Meatballs
- Baked Eggplant Meatballs
- Air Fryer Ground Chicken Meatballs
- Use good quality ground turkey or beef – I used 93/7
- Chop the herbs, onion and tomatoes into small pieces so it is easier to mix and roll them in with the other ingredients.
- If you cannot have almond flour then you can use gluten free breadcrumbs instead.
- Feel free to add some mint or crumbled feta cheese for even more dynamic greek flavors.
- Check the meatballs at around 12 minutes of baking to make sure they do not overcook.
- You can store these meatballs after cooking in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- To freeze these meatballs: Roll the mixture, place the rolled meatballs onto a baking sheet and place them into the freezer for about an hour. Remove them and transfer them into a freezer-friendly container and keep them in the freezer for up to 2 months. When ready to cook, let them sit in the refrigerator overnight then bake as directed.
Did you try this recipe? If you did then please leave a rating and comment below. I would love to hear how your’s turned out!Print