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Greek Turkey Meatballs with Lemon Orzo & Creamy Feta Yogurt Sauce

Blossom Lady
Aug 28, 2023 09:25 AM
Greek Turkey Meatballs with Lemon Orzo & Creamy Feta Yogurt Sauce

Delicious Greek turkey meatballs with lemon orzo, tender veggies, and a creamy feta yogurt sauce. These baked Greek turkey meatballs are filled with tons of wonderful herbs and make the perfect protein-packed weeknight meal!


For the feta yogurt sauce:

½ cup plain greek yogurt

½ cup feta crumbles

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon lemon zest

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Freshly ground salt and black pepper, to taste

1-3 teaspoons water to thin sauce so you can drizzle it over meatballs

For the meatballs:

1 pound lean ground chicken or turkey (around 93% lean is best)

1 egg

½ cup breadcrumbs

¼ cup finely diced red onion (from about 1/4th large red onion)

3 cloves garlic, minced (or sub ½ teaspoon garlic powder)

3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

½ teaspoon dried oregano

¾ teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper

For the veggies:

1 red bell pepper, julienned

1 orange bell pepper, julienned

1 red onion, sliced

1 tablespoon olive oil

Freshly ground salt and pepper

For the lemon orzo:

1 ⅓ cup orzo pasta (8 ounces)

1 teaspoon lemon zest

Juice from ½ lemon (about 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice)

1-2 tablespoons butter (or olive oil)

Freshly ground salt and pepper, to taste

Optional: ½ cup pitted and sliced kalamata olives

To garnish:

Fresh torn mint and parsley

For serving:

Optional: Pita bread

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