These Turkey Meatballs with Feta and Spinach are my absolute favorite! They’re made with all gluten-free ingredients and are such a delicious and healthy meatball recipe. Especially to add your your Greek-inspired dinner bowls!turkey feta meatballs

I always think of my mother-in-law when it comes to meatballs. She makes the most delicious meatballs that my kids love. And she told me the trick is to crisp the meatballs a bit over the stovetop in a skillet then bake. Which is more effort, yes, but I think it is so worth it.

These are hands down my personal favorite meatball recipe I have ever shared. They have all my favorites for a savory dish. And you know how much I love Greek food. I find myself wanting to make these now almost every week to add to my dinners. Even my 3 year old who usually doesn’t eat meat, loved these. 

I serve them with some rice with veggies or over a greek salad. I keep wanting to try them in a pita sandwich of sorts but have yet to find gluten-free pita. And while I do eat gluten, Jordan doesn’t and he would be way too jealous.

If you aren’t a big turkey person, you can also use ground lamb or chicken. Both of them would compliment these flavors well and work nicely in a Greek bowl. Lamb is one of my favorite ground meats, but I do eat turkey on a more frequent basis. This is making me want to pick some lamb up at the store though this week!

I cannot wait to hear what you guys think of these turkey meatballs recipe. Let me know if you try it!

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What ingredients you need to make Turkey Meatballs with feta and spinach:

  • Ground turkey – if you don’t have ground turkey, use ground chicken or lamb instead!
  • Baby spinach – I use fresh spinach for these. If you don’t have spinach, you can omit
  • Almond flour – you can use breadcrumbs if you want too
  • Onion – minced or finely chopped white onion is my go-to here
  • Garlic cloves – fresh garlic cloves for this are great
  • Feta cheese crumbles – you can buy a block of feta and make into crumbles or buy as crumbles
  • Egg – I haven’t tried another egg option here
  • Fresh parsley – love adding this for flavor into the meatballs. Fresh herbs are so good in this!
  • For serving: olives, cucumbers, rice, pita, hummus, your favorite Greek-inspired foods

How to make Greek-inspired Turkey Meatballs with feta and spinach:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and add a wire rack to baking sheet (that way the meatballs don’t get soggy!)
  2. Add all the meatball ingredients to large bowl and mix together with meat handling gloves or with clean hands
  3. Form into meatballs – I do about 2-3 tablespoons per ball
  4. Grease a large skillet well and warm on medium high heat
  5. Add each meatball without overcrowding on skillet then brown for about 2 minutes on each side
  6. Remove from skillet and add to wire rack on baking sheet
  7. Bake in oven for about 10 minutes or until temperature reaches 165 degrees F
  8. Serve with desired sides while warm!

FAQs and tips on making these turkey meatballs:

  • What is the best way to form these meatballs? I use meat handling gloves for these but if you don’t have them, you can coat with olive oil or spray your hands before rolling your meatballs to prevent the mixture from sticking.
  • Can I freeze these after cooking? Absolutely! Cook then freeze in freezer-safe bag or container. You can freeze them for 2 to 3 months. I like to defrost/thaw in fridge overnight then warm in skillet or microwave. 
  • What do you serve these with? I like to have these with some basmati rice with cucumbers, olives and some dips/spreads. Or you can do some pita sandwiches or over a Greek salad.
  • Do I have to make these in skillet and in oven? I like to so the meatballs brown a bit and get a little crisp. But you don’t have to. You can do just oven or stovetop. As long as they are cooked till 165 degrees F.

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A few other easy weeknight dinners to try:

EASY Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps (gluten-free)

DELISH One-pot Enchilada Meatballs (gluten-free)

30-minute Kung Pao Meatballs (gluten-free)

The Easiest No-Boil Baked Pasta Recipe (gluten-free)

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Turkey Meatballs with Feta and Spinach (gluten-free)

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These Turkey Meatballs with Feta and Spinach are my absolute favorite! They’re made with all gluten-free ingredients and are such a delicious and healthy meatball recipe. Especially to add your your Greek-inspired dinner bowls!

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 onion, minced or finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • For serving, olives, cucumbers, rice, pita, hummus, your favorite Greek-inspired foods

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and add a wire rack to baking sheet (that way the meatballs don’t get soggy!)
  2. Add all the meatball ingredients to large bowl and mix together with meat handling gloves or with clean hands
  3. Form into meatballs – I do about 2-3 tablespoons per ball
  4. Grease a large skillet well and warm on medium high heat
  5. Add each meatball without overcrowding on skillet then brown for about 2 minutes on each side
  6. Remove from skillet and add to wire rack on baking sheet
  7. Bake in oven for about 10 minutes or until temperature reaches 165 degrees F
  8. Serve with desired sides while warm!

Notes

*Store leftovers in fridge for 5 days or freezer for 2 months

  • Author: Rachel