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Greek Lamb Meatballs

These 2 bite Greek lamb meatballs are packed full of feta cheese, and spices and served with a homemade tzatziki sauce. They are a perfect appetizer or dinner! 

Greek Lamb Meatballs on a platter.

I have been sitting here for 45 minutes attempting to figure out some story to write along with these meatballs. This is the part of blogging that I sometimes hate. The need to come up with a story to go along with the food.

Sometimes it just cannot be done. I guess I could tell you about my day…would that work?

  • Woke up around 9:30 am. Didn’t want to get out of bed.
  • Went to the diner for a French toast breakfast and Instagrammed a picture of my iced coffee.
  • Went to the grocery store to buy all the stuff I would need to make my recipes for SheKnows.
  • Stopped at the beer store to try and find this Chipotle beer I heard about. I couldn’t find it but I did stay inside the beer freezer for about 15 minutes because it was so deliciously cold.
  • Talked my husband into driving to the other beer store to see if they had the beer. They did.
  • Stopped at 7-11 to buy myself a diet Coke. It tasted like shit.
  • Got home and started dinner – pork chile verde. We cannot get enough of this stuff!
  • Watched a bunch of old episodes of The Office. You know, the ones where Jim and Pam were not together yet and it gave you that same feeling that Ross and Rachel gave you.
  • Ate dinner. It was amazing. You really should make this stuff.
  • Edited some pictures for this week, worked on my editorial calendar for SheKnows, and tried to figure out new recipes to make for Nutmeg Nanny.
  • Went to the store to buy ice cream because I’m a sucker.
  • Starting watching Trading Places with my husband while writing this post.
  • Still watching Trading Places and learning all about frozen concentrated orange juice.

Isn’t my life glamorous? What did you do this weekend?

Greek Lamb Meatballs on a serving tray.

Now, about these meatballs.

They are made with ground lamb and packed full of fresh crumbled feta, cumin, allspice, and cinnamon and served with a homemade tzatziki sauce.

They are the perfect party appetizer or simple dinner option when served with a salad.

More delicious meatball recipes

Greek Lamb Meatballs by Nutmeg Nanny

Greek Lamb Meatballs

Author: Brandy O’Neill – Nutmeg Nanny
These 2 bite Greek lamb meatballs are packed full of feta cheese, and spices and served with a homemade tzatziki sauce. They are a perfect appetizer or dinner!
4.23 from 9 votes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 meatballs


  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 3 tablespoons semolina or bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg lightly beaten


  • In a large bowl add ground lamb, crumbled feta cheese, minced shallots, semolina, minced parsley, cumin, allspice, cinnamon, salt, and beaten egg.
  • Using your hands, work the mixture until it's completely combined.
  • Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  • After an hour, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a rimmed baking sheet with a Silpat liner or parchment paper.
  • Roll lamb mixture into 1-1/2 inch-sized balls and lay them onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes until the meatballs are slightly crispy on the outside and no longer pink on the inside.
  • Serve with tzatziki sauce.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 90mg
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword easy meatball recipe, greek lamb meatballs, greek recipes, ground lamb meatballs, homemade meatballs, homemade tzatziki sauce, lamb meatballs
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About Brandy!

I am a food lover and recipe developer bringing you delicious recipes that taste great and are easy to make! My food is inspired by travels around the world and my love of flavorful food. A list of things that make me happy: cats, Coke Zero, houseplants, and travel. Read more...

Recipe Rating

Sue Shearer

Monday 13th of June 2016

Unfortunately, a pound of ground lamb is $10.00/lb. where I live, so I may try with ground beef. I do love the idea of serving them like lollipops. I also love to make cevapcicis on the grill. Another tasty treat and little grilled cigars. Search the word for recipes.


Monday 8th of September 2014

I occasionally require savories to build up an appetite for dessert. This looks like the perfect way to pre-funk before dessert. :-)

Thalia @ butter and brioche

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014

How delicious do these lamb meatballs look! Loving your presentation & photography.. pinned!

Winnie Abramson

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014

I made these for dinner tonight...SO good! xoxo


Wednesday 3rd of September 2014

Gah! I'm so happy you gave them a try :) Miss you!


Saturday 30th of August 2014

These make me almost miss eating lamb. Which says a LOT! :P Also, I loved hearing about your day. And now I really want to watch old episodes of The Office!


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