This recipe for flavorful juicy Greek meatballs filled with fresh herbs is a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for your weekly meal prep or a 30 minute weeknight dinner. The meatballs are baked in the oven and served with a cool creamy tzatziki sauce that you won’t be able to stop eating. This is a recipe that everyone will love!

Easy Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

A juicy, flavorful, Greek meatball filled with fresh herbs and garlic just sounds like a good time, doesn’t it? Well these easy greek meatballs with extra flavorful tzatziki sauce are definitely a good time.

Honestly, Greek food is SO my jam. Feta cheese, olives, fresh herbs, and fresh veggies is a combination that always sounds like heaven to me. We go to a local Greek deli a lot and, while I’ll never be able to exactly replicate my favorite dishes on their menu, I figured it couldn’t hurt to try, right?

I think these Greek meatballs with tzatziki sauce are pretty dang delicious and will definitely give you your Greek “fix”. They are made with a combination of ground pork (you could also use ground lamb) and ground beef and plenty of fresh herbs and garlic.

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Not only are they incredibly flavorful, these meatballs are also so easy to make. They’re baked in the oven on one sheet pan which means there is minimal cleanup or time spent standing over the stove.

 To take things to another level, pair the meatballs with a creamy garlicky tzatziki sauce that you’ll want to eat by the spoonful. Keep reading to learn how to make this easy recipe that is perfect to meal prep for lunch or a quick dinner!

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Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

How to Make Perfect Juicy Meatballs

The trick to these meatballs is using a combination of ground beef and ground pork. The ground pork has a higher fat content than the ground beef which keeps these meatballs perfectly juicy and flavorful.

Step One: The first step to making these meatballs is to chop the herbs, dice the onion, and mince the garlic. For ultimate flavor this recipe uses a combination of fresh mint, dill, and parsley as well as red onion and garlic.

Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

Step Two: Once you have chopped everything, now it’s time to make the meatballs. Add the ground beef, ground pork, onion, garlic, and herbs to a mixing bowl. This is also when you’ll add the dried herbs, spices, salt, and pepper. Use your hands to mix everything until well combined.

Step Three: When the meat, herbs, and spices are well combined use a cookie dough scoop to form the meatballs and then roll them in between the palm of your hands. Place them on a sheet pan that has been drizzled with olive oil.

Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

Step Four: After all of the meatballs have been rolled and placed on the sheet pan, bake them at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes until they have cooked all the way through.

Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

Cool and Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

The meatballs are definitely the star of this recipe but the cool and creamy tzatziki sauce deserves an award, too. If you have never had tzatziki before I am incredibly excited for you to try this recipe because, honestly, it just might change your life. I know that’s a bold claim but trust me.

Tzatziki is a thick sauce made from a combination of Greek yogurt, cucumber, dill, garlic, salt, and lemon juice. Tzatziki sauce is great with these meatballs but it is also perfect as a dip for fresh veggies, pita bread, or crackers.

If you have had tzatziki before but you’ve been intimidated by the idea of making it at home yourself, this is your lucky day. Homemade tzatziki is so easy to make and, personally, one of my favorite condiments to make at home.

Having a food processor or high-powered blender makes whipping up a batch of tzatziki even easier because you can quickly chop the garlic, dill, and cucumber. Once that step is done, all you have to do is add the cumber, garlic, dill, Greek yogurt, salt, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Stir everything until well combined and store in the fridge!

Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

How to Serve the Meatballs

There are few different ways you can serve these meatballs and they are all absolutely delicious. I encourage you to get creative but, of course, I’ll share some of my favorite ways to eat these yummy meatballs!

  • Serve them an appetizer or party snack! These Greek meatballs are perfect to serve at a dinner party or as a fun appetizer. You can make a double batch of the meatball, put a cocktail stick in each one, and then serve the tzatziki on the side as a dipping sauce.

  • Make a delicious Greek salad bowl! This is one of my favorite ways to serve these meatballs. Place them over a bed of fresh romaine or your favorite mixed greens and serve with tomatoes, cucumber, olives, feta cheese, dill, peppers, and whatever other veggies sound good. You can also add rice or Greek chickpea salad to your bowl if you would like. Finish off your bowl with a generous drizzle of tzatziki.

  • Stuff them in a pita! If a Greek pita sandwich is more your thing, feel free to stuff these meatballs in a pita with chopped lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, and of course, plenty of tzatziki sauce.

Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

If You Love This Greek Meatball Recipe, Here a Few More Delicious Recipes You Should Try

  • Greek Chicken Meatballs
  • One Pan Greek Chicken with Artichokes
  • Greek Pasta Salad
  • Greek Salmon Salad
  • Greek Broccoli Pasta Salad

I hope you give these Greek Meatballs a try! They are so easy to make and delicious! If you do give this recipe a try, let me know! 

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greek meatballs in a white bowl with tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, fresh herbs, green peppers, and onions

Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Diet: Gluten Free
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

For the Meatballs:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1 pound 85/15 ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ cup finely diced red onion
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, finely minced

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

  • ½ cup diced seedless cucumber
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • ½ cup fresh dill
  • 1 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • Juice of one lemon
  • salt (to taste)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Add the ground pork, ground beef, fresh herbs, spices, salt, and pepper to a large mixing bowl. Use your hands to mix everything until well combined.
  3. Scoop the meat mixture using cookie dough scoop to form the meatballs and then roll them in between the palm of your hands. Place them on a sheet pan that has been drizzled with olive oil.
  4. After all of the meatballs have been rolled and placed on the sheet pan, bake them at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. While the meatballs are cooking, make the tzatziki sauce. Add the cucumber, garlic, and dill to a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the cucumber mixture to the Greek yogurt and still until well combined. Stir in the lemon juice and salt and store in the fridge until ready to serve.
  6. When the meatballs are done, let them cool slightly and then serve with the tzatziki sauce. Enjoy!

Keywords:

Greek meatballs, tzatziki sauce, meatballs

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188 Comments

  1. Andy Pitts says:

    This was sooo good! I didn’t have some stuff, I subbed ground beef for ground turkey and subbed ground pork for ground pork sausage. I also folded feta cheese into the meat mixture right before shaping into meatballs so the feta maintained shape and WOW! Great recipe thanks for sharing!
    With my changes this recipe made 19 meatballs coming in at 171 calories each.

  2. One of my favorite recipes that I have made about a dozen times. I noticed you made a change since I had printed it a few years ago to 15-20 minutes instead of 25-30. I have always done 25-28 and never felt this dried them out. This goes great with a Green Lemon Rice. Thanks for the many meals!

    1. Natalie Perkins (ATHT) says:

      You’re welcome! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Jeremy!

  3. Great. Store was out of ground pork, so used sweet Italian sausage, the meatballs were still great.
    The sauce is a must, to compliments the meatballs very well.

  4. Made this as a part of #ATHTCookingClub and it was a huge hit! I love that it came together quickly and the meatballs were so flavorful. Added bonus that it can be personalized on a salad or in a pita. Will be adding it to the dinner rotation!

  5. Lacie Kendrick says:

    How long does Tzatziki keep in the fridge?

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      Hi, Lacie! the tzatziki should last 3-5 days. Hope that helps!

  6. Loved it – I swapped the ground pork for ground lamb! It was great.

  7. really good – i fixed these with lemon parmesan orzo and a greek salad and it made a great dinner. i will be taking them to work for lunch with pita bread and making pita sandwich with veggies and tzaziki…. YUM!

  8. Just made this for my family and it was a hit! I halved the lemon in the tzatziki and it still was plenty lemony. Thanks for the great recipe!