Greek Lamb Meatballs

This post is sponsored by Nourish with Lamb.

Greek Lamb Meatballs Recipe = flavor bomb! This homemade meatballs recipe is baked in the oven for a super easy weeknight win for the entire fam! Get the DL for how to cook meatballs in the oven. 

homemade Greek lamb meatballs recipe with feta cheese, red onion, and greek spices

Homemade Greek Lamb Meatballs Recipe

These homemade meatballs are what I like to call a flavor bomb because you’ll be doing a happy dance the moment they hit your taste buds!

No exaggeration.

The hubs and boys chowed down on these meatballs when they taste tested these babies for you guys.

Let’s be real, feta cheese stuffed meatballs are absolutely insane!

I don’t know about you, but I’m all about recipes that make mom life easier— and lamb meatballs made on the sheet pan are 100% made for the busy weeknight.

Serve these as a meatball appetizer at your next girls night or bring your little ones along for the cooking experience and teach them how to make these baked lamb meatballs. I love getting my toddler into the kitchen with me as my little helper!

Not only is he more interested in what’s being cooked but he’s wayyyy more likely to eat it. And that’s a #momwin, no doubt!

how to make meatballs in the oven with ground lamb, feta cheese, and greek spices

So I’ve exploring the world of ground lamb recipes because I’m always looking for ways to rotate through different meats – variety is my middle name! Props to any of you that can eat the same breakfast, lunch and/or dinner all day everyday, but this mama needs some spice in her life!

So let’s chat about how to cook meatballs in the oven, AKA one of the easiest ways to make homemade meatballs!

I understand the intimidation behind cooking lamb because it was once an unfamiliar cooking experience to me.

But let me tell you how super easy ground lamb is – it can basically be used in any recipe that calls for ground meat like ground turkey, ground beef, or ground chicken. No more going out to eat to enjoy delicious lamb meatballs! Homemade Greek Lamb Meatballs FTW!

How to make homemade meatballs?

Recreate your fav mediterranean restaurant Greek lamb meatballs recipe at home with just a few simple ingredients! For this recipe, all you need is…

  • Ground lamb

  • Red onion

  • Lemon zest

  • Parsley, garlic, cumin, rosemary

  • Feta cheese

  • Olive or avocado oil

Grab your best mixing bowl and get ready for the best meatball recipe of your life! How to make meatballs in the oven is here to save you time in the kitchen during your busy weeknight schedule and also super nutritious.

Greek Lamb Meatballs Recipe = tasty & nutritious

easy meatballs baked in the oven with feta cheese, red onion, and greek spices

Lamb Nutrition

Ground lamb is protein packed and a flavorful alternative for any recipe that calls for ground meat. Here are just a few reasons I love serving ground lamb like these Greek Lamb Meatballs to my fam…

High Quality Protein. Lamb contains all the essential amino acids the body needs for growth, maintenance and repair. Feel good about the quality of protein on your plate when nourishing yourself with lamb.

Healthy Unsaturated Fat. Nearly 40% of the fat in lean lamb is heart healthy monounsaturated fat. A 3 oz serving of lamb is lean and has only 150 calories!

Vitamin B12. Primarily found in animal products, lamb provides 92% of the Daily Value of vitamin B12 and supports a variety of important metabolic functions.

Read more about ground lamb nutrition here and feel good about serving high quality ground lamb to your entire fam!

How to cook meatballs in the oven?

I might be a little biased but honestly the best way to make homemade meatballs is in the oven! How to cook meatballs in the oven is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Literally!

Only 3 steps for this Greek Lamb Meatballs Recipe. Check out our easy process.

  1. Combine ground lamb, cheese, and spices in mixing bowl.
  2. Roll into meatballs and coat each meatball in oil.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes and serve lamb meatballs with your fave ingredients.

There are a couple of ways to get a perfectly crispy meatball because the very best meatballs are crispy on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth on the inside. OH YES!

Here are 3 tips for getting crispy meatballs in the oven.

  • Add a little oil to each meatball before baking.
  • Broil meatballs for last 2 minutes in the oven.
  • After cooking in the oven, sear meatballs on each side in a greased pan.

how to cook meatballs in the oven with ground lamb, feta cheese, red onion, and greek spices

What to serve with greek lamb meatballs?

Meatballs are ideal for meal prep because all you need is 10 minutes of prep and the ingredients for these homemade meatballs! Our family loves greek lamb meatballs served bowl style–  I usually serve them in a bowl with orzo or rice and our favorite toppings like hummus, tomatoes, cucumbers, microgreens, feta cheese and pickled onions.

Everyone gets to choose what they are in the mood for. I love weeknight wins like this. And Lamb Meatballs are easy for little hands too. See our video for proof.

Have you ever tried ground lamb? How about your littles? I’d also love to know your favorite way to enjoy these ground lamb meatballs! Comment below with your favorite combo 🙂

More recipes for Homemade Meatballs!

  • Pesto Meatballs

  • Spinach & Turkey Meatballs

  • Slow Cooker Maple Meatballs

If you love this recipe, you also need to check out our other Greek Gyro Bowl recipe! 

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Greek Lamb Meatballs



  • Author:
    Kristina LaRue, RD

  • Prep Time:
    10 mins

  • Cook Time:
    15 mins

  • Total Time:
    25 mins

  • Yield:
    12 meatballs
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Description

Greek Lamb Meatballs = flavor bomb! This homemade meatballs recipe is baked in the oven for an easy weeknight win and perfect for meal prep. Greek meatballs made with ground lamb, lemon zest, greek spices, and feta cheese.


Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (about 1 large lemon)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon olive or avocado oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In large bowl, add ground lamb, onions, lemon zest, parsley, garlic, cumin, rosemary, salt, pepper and feta.
  3. Gently fold meatball mixture together with hands to fully incorporate ingredients.
  4. Roll into 12 meatballs and arrange on baking sheet.
  5. Pour a teaspoon of oil in hands, rub together and then gently pick up each meatball to coat in oil on the outside.
  6. Bake 425 degrees F for 15 mins.
  7. Serve lamb meatballs with your favorite ingredients. 

Notes

  1. Pick a grain like rice, orzo, couscous, or pita or naan bread. Pick a sauce like hummus, tzatziki, or Greek dressing. Pick your favorite toppings like: pickled onions, diced cucumbers, tomatoes, arugula, microgreens, crumbled feta, or pita chips.
  2. Nutrition information based on lamb meatballs only; does not include grains, sauces, or toppings.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 meatball
  • Calories: 103
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 106mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 33mg

Keywords: weeknight dinner, meatballs, ground lamb

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