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Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta (Video)

These Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta look a bit messy while they’re cooking, but you won’t mind that once you’re eating them! And these are absolutely delicious for a low-carb meal!

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Low-Carb Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta and Oregano!

 

Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta finished meatballs on serving plate

In a few hours I’ll get on an airplane and fly off for a week-long get-away to Costa Rica, where I’ll spend time with some good friends. Through the miracle of technology I’ll still have some posts showing up here, but while I’m traveling replies to comments will probably be a bit slower than usual. And before I leave I want to remind you about these Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta that are a favorite I’ve made many times through the years!

If you like Greek flavors these Greek Meatballs are an easy dish that won’t make you think about being on a diet. You can serve the meatballs as a main dish, but I’m sure they’ll disappear pretty quickly on a party buffet table as well. This idea came from the The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook (affiliate link) and I first made these tasty meatballs clear back in 2005, yikes!

I love all the Greek flavors like Feta cheese, oregano, and red wine vinegar, and those ingredients really bump up the taste of these meatballs. However, I do want to warn you that because these are gluten-free meatballs with no bread crumbs or oatmeal, some liquid oozes out of the meat during the cooking process. Just expect that to happen, and you can even spoon the liquid off a time or two if you’d like. And if you’re patient and just keep cooking the meatballs even though the pan looks like a mess, the finished meatballs are delicious!


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How to Make Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta:

(Scroll down for complete recipe including nutritional information.)

  1. Pulse chopped onion in the food processor until it’s finely chopped.
  2. Crumble the Feta with a fork and measure.
  3. Combine the meat, onion, Feta, garlic, egg, olive oil, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, Greek Seasoning (affiliate link), salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix with your clean hands.
  4. Use a tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop out generous balls of meat mixture and roll into balls with your hands.
  5. Place meatballs in even rows in a glass baking dish that you’re sprayed with non-stick spray.  
  6. Bake at 400F/200C, turning a few times and spooning off extra liquid from the pan if desired, until meatballs are cooked through and slightly browned, about 30-35 minutes.
  7. Serve the Low-Carb Baked Greek meatballs hot.

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Make it a Low-Carb Meal:

These meatballs are great with Tzatziki Sauce and American Greek Salad for a low-carb meal.

More Tasty Meatballs to Try:

Slow Cooker Sausage and Meatballs Index ~ Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker
Blue Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs ~ The Rookie Cookie
Beef and Sausage Meatballs with Tomato Sauce ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Moroccan Lemon and Cardamom Meatballs ~ The View from Great Island
The BEST Italian Meatballs ~ Wine and Glue
Baked Swedish Meatballs ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Weekend Food Prep:

These meatballs reheat well, and the recipe can easily be doubled, so the recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep  to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!

Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta

Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta

Yield 20 small meatballs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

These Low-Carb Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta look a bit messy while they’re cooking, but you won’t mind that once you’re eating them!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup very finely crumbled feta cheese (measure after crumbling finely with a fork)
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 T dried Greek oregano
  • 1 tsp. Greek seasoning (optional, but good)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (optional, see notes)
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
  2. Spray a glass baking dish with olive oil or non-stick spray. (You can use a metal baking sheet, but it’s harder to clean.)
  3. Use a food processor to chop the onion very finely, then drain if it seems like there is a lot of liquid.
  4. Crumble 1/2 cup Feta cheese with a fork, until it’s finely crumbled.
  5. Put the ground beef into a bowl and add the finely chopped onion, finely crumbled Feta, minced garlic, egg, olive oil, red wine vinegar, Greek Oregano (affiliate link), Greek Seasoning (affiliate link), salt, and pepper. Combine with your clean hands until all ingredients are well-mixed.
  6. Use a one tablespoon measuring cup to scoop out meat; then roll it into balls with your hands and place in rows in the baking dish.
  7. Bake 15 minutes, after which time you will see some liquid oozing out. (You can scoop some of the liquid out with a spoon if it bothers you; I usually do that.)
  8. Turn meatballs and bake 10 more minutes. Turn again, and bake 5-10 more minutes more or until meatballs are well-browned and cooked through. (I would check one when you turn them the second time and use that to judge how much more cooking time is needed.)
  9. Meatballs are delicious served with Tzatziki Sauce.

Notes

Remember the Feta cheese is salty, so you may not need much salt. I used a tiny bit of Vege-Sal (affiliate link).

This recipe adapted slightly from The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 197mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 8g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
These meatballs would be approved for most any low-carb or low-glycemic eating plan, including any phase of the South Beach Diet.

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    74 Comments on “Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta (Video)”

  1. Hi Kalyn- Now I am jonesing for some Greek-inspired meatballs. Hmmm. Think I’ll try this using ground buffalo.

  2. mmm this sounds great!

    btw, I love your new header! new to me, I mean, I haven’t visited foro a while now.

  3. Lyn, thanks so much for sharing that. (And I’m glad you weren’t turned off by the previous photo, which was admittedly not too great!)

  4. I found this recipe on your blog about 3 weeks ago. I made this recipe using lean ground turkey and reduced fat feta cheese, and they were fantastic!! I absolutely loved them. I had several meatballs and a greek salad on the side (with kalamata olives and greek dressing). What a great meal! My 2 year old even liked these!

  5. I think ground turkey would work just fine here. The tablespoon of olive oil should help keep the turkey moist and I think all these flavors would work well with turkey. Let us know how it turns out!

  6. I wonder if I could adapt these for ground turkey? Your thoughts? I’d use ground beef but we have major snow, ice and no ground beef. I’m not usually a fan of changing recipes but..I’m a bit desperate today.

  7. Those meatballs do look good and sound really tasty. Dipping them in Tzatziki Sauce would be great.

  8. And seriously, if you don’t want to take the time to make meatballs, wouldn’t they be great as patties!?!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe again.

  9. Those meatballs sound delicious Kalyn, I love Greek flavours so the feta really appeals to me. I’ve never tried it in a meatball. I think I will try adding some olives to the meatballs and then eat them with tzatziki and tomatoes – they would be like Greek salad meatballs! They look really delicious.

  10. Absolutely, I will love these meatballs, I love any style of meatballs from the Eastern to Western cuisine

  11. These sound delicious, and just reading about them made me hungry! Thanks for continually coming up with great and healthy dishes that won’t make me sorry when I get on the scale!

  12. Looks delicious! I bet it would make a really good meatball sandwich!

  13. These sound wonderful. Can’t wait to try!

  14. Yum! I love meatballs! And the addition of feta is very interesting. I bet that adds a subtle saltiness. Also, tzatziki sauce would work VERY well with these. Thanks for the recipe!

  15. A very interesting recipe indeed. Looks can be deceiving and it is always best to keep an open mind. All these ingredients are on my list of excellent so I’d be very inclined to believe I’d love these.

  16. Wow, these do sound terrific! I love the idea of putting feta inside the meatball, and with a little tzaziki sauce… yum!

  17. These meatballs look delicious! Too bad I’m in a meatless period…but since they really tempt me anything could happen :). Less than 10% fat meat sounds great too.

  18. These look delicious. I’m saving the recipe right now!

  19. So tasty! We had this with the lemon garlic cauliflower. Thanks for making Phase 1 taste great.

  20. Those do sound wonderful. Can’t wait to try. Had no idea the South Beach cookbook had such a diverse recipe index.