Mediterranean Meatballs (Spinach and Feta Keftedes)
I have many meatball recipes but this happens to be a favorite. I’ve also formed these into burger patties and they are for sure a crowd pleaser.
You can use any type of ground meat here. I love them with ground lamb, beef, pork and chicken. You can also fry them in a pan with some olive oil, in lieu of baking. Either way, they will put a smile on your face. The must make accompaniment is my Tsatziki sauce. Do they need it? No. But it really takes the dish to the next level and is easy to whip up, so why not?
If you like this recipe, you might want to try my Soutzoukakia (Baked Greek Meatballs with Potatoes) or my Easy Chicken Pesto Meatballs.
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Mediterranean Meatballs (Spinach and Feta Keftedes)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1.5 cups baby spinach, chopped (3.5 cups whole)
- 1 small bunch fresh mint, chopped
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- salt + pepper to taste
- 2/3 cup feta, cubed small
- Preheat your oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix together the beaten eggs, chopped baby spinach, mint, onion and garlic. Toss in the meat, breadcrumbs, salt + pepper to taste and feta. Gently combine everything. Form medium sized meatballs.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 F.
Where is the recipe for tzatziki sauce? I searched for it on this site and could not find it.
Hello! I have included it in the notes in the Recipe Box above. I will be posting it on its own dedicated page shortly. Thank you for pointing it out and enjoy!
I made them with ground beef, because turkey isn’t as readily available where I live. Also, my measurements were way off, because we also use the metric system where I’m from, hahaha! Still, I really really liked them. I personally thought they were even better on the second day I ate them.
Hi Lina, For sure any meat works great with the feta cheese! And yes, the metric system conversion can be difficult. I love it when leftovers top the original dish! Thanks for taking the time to rate and comment!!
These look delicious!
If I want to cut this recipe in half and just use 1lb of meat, do I just cut all the other measurements in half? Like 1 egg instead of 2? Thanks!!
Hi Jess! Yes, you can absolutely halve the recipe exactly as you described.
Hi Ashley, glad you liked em!
SO GOOD! I made these along with your Maporizo (equally amazing) recipe and it was the best dinner I’ve had in a while. Super easy, yet something out of the ordinary (at least for me) to have for dinner! It took everything in me not to eat the whole tray while I was waiting for the rice to be done!
Hi Lauren! LOl I know the feeling! When something is yummy I struggle to keep my hands off it! I’m very happy you enjoyed both dishes and I thank you for taking the time to comment and rate! Cheers!!
I Love this recipe!!
Super good Mediterranean recipe! I had it over zucchini noodles and my fiancé had it over regular noodles! We both went back for seconds! So good, I will be making this every week!
Hi Caroline! Glad you both liked the dish! Thank you for taking the time to rate it too! Enjoy!!
I used beef for the meatballs and followed your tzatziki recipe to a tee! Soooo yummy
Hi Marlow! YES
What is the serving size?
Hi Cara, Serving for me is about 3-4 meatballs. Depends on how big you make them!
Cooked them in the air fryer and they made a great appetizer with tzatziki on the side.
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing the tip!
Just made these meatballs – they are so delicious!
Thank you for posting
Hi Ona! Its my pleasure and thank you for trying out the recipe!
Love this recipe. Easy and extremely flavorful!
Hi Wendy! Glad they were enjoyed!!
Delicious and very easy to make. Super soft and tasty. Next time I’ll grate some haloumi and add to the mixture and make them more cheesy! 😋
Love love this meatball recipe. I did substitute turkey for beyond beef and the feta for dairy free feta, simply amazing!
THank you for trying this dish out and I’m glad you were able to modify it and enjoy it!
Delicious! Easy recipe
Love these! New staple!
Hi Randi, perfect! Thanks for trying them!
Absolutely incredible!!! So simple to make fast and delicious! Even my picky boyfriend loved these!!! Will be adding these in the meal rotation.
Hi Sara, I’m glad you guys enjoyed it! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment!
can I use almond flores insted of breadcrumb?
Yes! You can use almond flour or rolled oats!
love all your recipes. is there any ideas you have for substituting the bread crumbs? wld almond flour work or anything like that? I’m supposed to limit bread right now 😔
Thank you very much! Yes, almond flour or rolled oats would work!
What would you serve with these?
Hi Holly, i would do rice and a salad here!
Can you use an air fryer for these meatballs?
Hi Lynn, absolutely !
These are delicious!! I used beef and lamb and my family thought they were incredible! My Italian dad commented, “These are better than Italian meatballs.” Definitely a keeper. I made the tsatziki sauce with them – perfect!!
Hi Laura, Well that is the BEST compliment ever! You know they’re awesome when dad loves them!!
Heavenly Recipe I grind my own chicken and used that for the meatballs they came out so great i also made the traziti sauce to go with it !!! again best meal for the week,
i love your blog!!
Hi Jennifer, YOU ROCK! Thanks for the compliment and supporting the website! I’m happy you’re enjoying the dishes!!!