Sheet Pan Greek Meatballs and Tzatziki bowls are an easy weeknight dinner that always tastes delicious and feels special. Oven baked meatballs served with thick sweet potatoes fries, lots of Tzatziki sauce, and all the “extras”. Lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, and a tasty olive and feta dressing. Serve these easy-to-throw-together bowls with fresh pitas and you’ll have a Greek-inspired dinner that’s SO GOOD!
It’s the first week of May and I’m really feeling and embracing the springtime vibes after a week spent in sunny LA. It’s not very springy here, but as is usual at this time of year, I’m working to surround myself with flowers.
And keeping the recipes I create very spring-inspired!
We’re starting the week off with a fun, and even more delicious, Greek-inspired meatball and Tzatziki bowl. Which, of course, was very much inspired by my oldest brother, Creighton.
By now we all know that Creighton loves meatballs and adores Greek food. Growing up and living in Cleveland, we were lucky to enjoy authentic Greek food. It’s one of the things I miss about Ohio.
Thankfully, I have Creighton always pushing me to try new things, especially cooking with lamb. Yes, lately he’s really been on me to create more lamb recipes. So these meatballs started there, with ground lamb as the base.
I kept these pretty simple. Most Greek meatballs use onions, but I decided to use shallots since I enjoy the flavor a little more. Then lots of fresh parsley, oregano, paprika, and chili flakes.
Instead of getting the stovetop all messy, I baked the meatballs. Which I love because they always turn out perfect.
Another food that Creighton’s been loving is sweet potatoes. So I added sweet potato fries into the mix as well. Just roast them up while the meatballs bake. The timing works out perfectly.
While everything is cooking, I began to work on the dressing. It’s an olive oil based red wine dressing with herbs, chunky olives, and feta cheese. I tossed in roasted lemon and garlic too, which makes the dressing super flavorful and rich.
It really is yummy when spooned over the meatballs. The Greek olives are my favorite ingredient. Oh, and the pepperoncini, which I’m very into right now.
Like a lot of my recipes these days, I ended up serving this bowl-style. First I layered in lots of Tzatziki sauce (our favorite). Added a mix of lettuce, avocado, and tomatoes. Threw the meatballs and potatoes into the mix. And then spooned the dressing over everything.
Lastly, as I usually do with any Greek-inspired recipe I serve, I added pitas on the side.
Such a fun and bright dinner for any night of the week. And what I love is that the leftovers are perfect for enjoying the next day for lunch! I know many of you make a double batch of meatballs to enjoy throughout the week. These meatballs are perfect for batch cooking!
Creighton wasn’t in Colorado when I made this. But when I sent him the photo, he was bummed he wasn’t. Definitely his kind of dinner!
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Sheet Pan Greek Meatballs and Tzatzik
Calories Per Serving: 776 kcal
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
- 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb, beef, or chicken (I use lamb)
- 2 shallots, chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh oregano, chopped
- 2 teaspoons sweet or regular paprika
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- kosher salt and black pepper
- chili flakes
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into matchsticks
- 1-2 cups Tzakiki sauce
- lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, and pitas, for serving
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- 1. Preheat the oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.2. Combine the lamb, shallots, parsley, oregano, paprika, dijon, salt, pepper, and chili flakes in a bowl. Coat your hands with a bit of olive oil, and roll the meat into 3 tablespoon size balls, placing them on the prepared baking sheet. Add the lemon wedges and garlic (for the dressing) to the baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the meatballs are crisp and cooked through on the inside.3. During the same time, toss together the sweet potatoes with 2 tablespoons olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper on another baking sheet. Bake 25 minutes, until the potatoes are crispy.4. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, herbs, olives, and pepperoncini. Grab the meatballs from the oven, remove the lemons and garlic. Juice the lemons into the dressing. Chop the garlic and mix into the dressing. Add the feta.5. To assemble, add Tzakiki and lettuce to a bowl. Top with meatballs and spoon the dressing over the meatballs. Add the potatoes and any other desired toppings. Serve with additional Tzakiki (of course!).