Greek Style Turkey Meatballs

These Greek-inspired turkey meatballs are flavorful and bright thanks to oregano, cumin, coriander, lemon, and ample amounts of mint. We threw in some feta too for a tangy, briny punch. You can easily swap the mint for dill or any other fragrant, leafy herb. These meatballs taste just as good with ground pork or ground chicken, so feel free to mix it up. If you want to add a starch, rice or orzo taste great with the meatballs, or forgo a starch entirely and serve with a chopped fresh salad instead.

Greek Style Turkey Meatballs

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  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: 2 hours and 25 minutes
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  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint or dill, plus extra for starch
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅓ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • ½ cup feta cheese 
  • 1 cup tzatziki, to serve
  • 1 cup orzo


1) In a large bowl, whisk together oregano, cumin, coriander, lemon zest, mint, garlic, egg, and 1 tsp salt. Add the breadcrumbs, ground turkey, and feta, mixing together with your hands to incorporate. Using damp hands, roll the mixture into 15 balls about 1½ inches in diameter. 

2) Grease a Suvie pan with cooking spray. Arrange meatballs in the prepared pan and place pan in the bottom zone of Suvie. Input cook settings and cook now or schedule.

Suvie Cook Settings

Bottom Zone: Slow Cook Low, 1 hour

3) Place 1 cup orzo in the Suvie starch strainer set within the Suvie pasta pot (green handles). Cover pot with lid and place inside the Suvie Starch Cooker, ensuring the pot is centered on the hot plate. Input settings and cook now or schedule.

Suvie Starch Cooker Settings

Pasta, 1 Cup, 8 minutes

4) After the meatballs have finished cooking, broil until browned, about 10-15 minutes. Remove meatballs from pan with a slotted spoon and discard any liquid remaining in the pan.

5) Transfer orzo to a bowl. Cut lemon in half and juice over the orzo. Sprinkle any extra mint over the rice and toss to incorporate. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide rice, meatballs, and tzatziki between bowls. Garnish with extra herbs.


Nutritional Information per serving (4 servings per recipe) does not include starch: Calories 300, Total Fat 16g, Total Carbohydrates 9g, Total Sodium 200mg, Total Protein 32g

CategoriesDinner Greek Turkey
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