Recipe: Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs

By Paige Green, Hy-Vee Dietitian on Tuesday, May 4, 2021


Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs

Serves 16

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If you're feeling a little wanderlust lately ... take a trip to Greece through your taste buds with these turkey meatballs – and reap the benefits of a Mediterranean-style diet

All you need:

  • 1 lb 85%-lean ground turkey
  • ½ cup Hy-Vee traditional crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 3 tbsp Hy-Vee plain bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp Hy-Vee Select olive oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp Hy-Vee salt
  • 32 fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 orange bell pepper, cut into 1-by-3/4-inch strips
  • Tzatziki sauce

All you do:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine turkey, feta, sun-dried tomatoes, bread crumbs, parsley, 1 tablespoon olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt. Shape into 32 (1-inch each) meatballs.
  2. In a large skillet, heat remaining tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Arrange meatballs in skillet. Cook, turning frequently, until meatballs are brown and internal temperature is 160 degrees.
  3. Thread on cocktail skewers alternately with spinach leaves and pepper strips. Serve with tzatziki sauce, if desired.