Healthy, Greek Meatballs

Kaci: Thesouthernrd
by Kaci: Thesouthernrd
30 Meatballs
35 min

As a family who farms and owns cows, beef is king in our household. So when it comes to meatballs and hamburgers, beef is our go-to.

However, as a dietitian, I try to switch things up with lighter, healthier style meatballs or hamburgers in order to reduce our red meat intake a bit. That is why I created these healthy, Greek meatballs using lean ground turkey and ground chicken.

With only 61 calories, 3g fat, and 7g protein each, they fit perfectly into a healthier lifestyle.

These healthier meatballs were a big hit with my beef loving husband and toddlers!

Adding spinach to the meatballs not only provides extra nutrients, but adds a nice touch of color.

Lean meat such as turkey and chicken can create dry meatballs; therefore, I suggest brushing the meatballs with olive oil to prevent them from drying out.

Placing them under the broiler for 1-2 minutes helps to create a crispy outside.

These meatballs are a perfect addition to any healthy lifestyle.

Recipe details
  • 30  Meatballs
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 lb ground chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray
Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat
Add garlic and spinach, and sauté' until spinach has wilted (about 3 minutes)
In a large bowl, mix ground turkey, ground chicken, spinach, feta, egg, bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese until fully combined
Form into about 30 meatballs and plan on baking sheet
Brush with remaining 1 tbsp. olive oil
Bake for 20-25 minutes
Turn oven to broil and continue baking for 2 minutes for a crispier meatball
  • Meatballs can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 5 days or frozen in for up to 3 months.