Greek Meatballs With Feta

Baked Keftedes (meatballs) Stuffed with Feta Cheese

Greek Meatballs With Feta

Baked Keftedes Stuffed with Feta Cheese

Mike Nadelman
This is a very easy recipe for baked Greek meatballs stuffed with feta cheese. These keftedes are on the lighter side as they are baked in the oven rather than fried.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek, Keto, Meatballs, Turkey
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 330 kcal



  • 1 lb. ground lean turkey
  • 1/2 small yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 tbsp. chopped fresh dill
  • 4 tbsp. chopped fresh or dried mint
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup feta cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • Extra-virgin olive oil for greasing

Lemon Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1/2 c. Greek yogurt preferably full-fat
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Lemon wedges and chopped fresh dill and parsley


  • Preheat oven to 400° and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl or food processor, combine onion, garlic, parsley, dill, mint, a good cracks of black pepper.
  • Working with your hands, add the mixture to your ground turkey with an egg. Don't over work the mixuture.
  • Form into meatballs using an ice cream scoup(about 2 tablespoons each) and place on the parchment paper.
  • Flatten each meatball individually by hand and add the feta cheese cube. Cover the cheese with the meatball mixture and place back on the tray. Repeat for all the meatballs.
  • Bake until golden and cooked through, 18 to 20 minutes.

Lemon Yogurt Sauce:

  • In a medium bowl, combine yogurt and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper.
  • Spread yogurt on a plate and top with meatballs. Top with dill and parsley and serve with lemon wedges alongside.



Try adding chopped fresh spinach to the meatballs and add some cucumber to the sauce to make it like Greek Tzatziki sauce


Calories: 330kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 33gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 160mgSodium: 554mgPotassium: 609mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3316IUVitamin C: 38mgCalcium: 340mgIron: 4mg
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