Greek Spanakopita Chicken Meatballs

These Spanakopita Chicken Meatballs are inspired by Greek flavours and packed with spinach and feta! This recipe is simple, healthy and delicious!

I love a good, healthy dinner idea and this one is an easy one too! Perfect for meal prepping for the week!

These meatballs don’t take too long to make, so whipping them up on a weeknight is totally possible. I also love to make them ahead on weekends when I have more time. Then I can just reheat them for dinner or use them in our lunches for the week. I mean, who doesn’t need ways to simplify their work week?

These meatballs make a great main course (I like to serve with salad and potatoes or rice), tossed with pasta, or thrown into a salad for lunch. Tzatziki makes a great sauce for them or even a lemony yogurt sauce. They’re flavourful though and so a sauce isn’t really necessary if you want to omit it.

I make these healthier by baking the meatballs instead of frying. If you want to fry them.

How to make Greek Spanakopita Chicken Meatballs

To make these meatballs, I use ground chicken but you can also use ground turkey too. You will need:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta, crumbled
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoons each fresh mint and oregano, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper

To make the meatballs, start by preheating the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Finely chop the herbs and onion. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.

To form the mixture into meatballs I like to use a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop out the mixture (about a golfball size). Lightly grease your hands with a bit of oil and roll the mixture in your palms to form the meatballs.

Place the meatballs on the baking sheet and bake in the oven for approximately 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.

That’s it! Serve with salad and rice or on top of your favourite pasta! Hope you enjoy them!

-Cathy

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Greek Spanakopita Chicken Meatballs

Servings

6

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

  • 1 cup spinach, chopped

  • 1/2 cup feta, crumbled

  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • salt and pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Finely chop the herbs and onion. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.
  • To form the mixture into meatballs I like to use a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop out the mixture (about a golfball size). Lightly grease your hands with a bit of oil and roll the mixture in your palms to form the meatballs.
  • Place the meatballs on the baking sheet and bake in the oven for approximately 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.
 

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