These greek feta turkey meatballs with rice and veggies are a delicious light and colorful dinner that full of flavor! It’s a great meal to prep ahead and enjoy for lunch or dinner. The meatballs are easy to throw together in no time. The bowl is full of lots of goodness: meatballs, rice, veggies, olives, feta, and tzatziki. Feel free to dress it up with some other favorite Greek inspired additions! Hope you enjoy as much as we do!
What do you need to make greek feta turkey meatballs + substitutions:
- Ground turkey- We chose ground turkey for these meatballs, but you could easily replace it with equal parts ground beef or chicken if you’d like.
- Breadcrumbs- Breadcrumbs help keep the meatballs together and add some flavor. Panko works too!
- Egg- The egg helps bind the meatballs together!
- Feta cheese- Feta is one of my favorite cheeses hands down. It just makes everything better! Goat cheese would work fine too, but feta gives it more of a greek flavor.
- Fresh Parsley- I love adding in fresh chopped parsley to give a great fresh taste. It’s not required, but it’s highly suggested.
- White Rice- I used Success Boil-In-Bag White Rice for our rice. If you’ve never tried it, it’s a must. Perfect rice every time, you literally can’t mess up. All you do is take the bag of rice and boil it in water straight in the bag. It takes 8-10 minutes to cook and is SO easy. It’s fluffy and consistent every time. You can even cook it in broth, coconut milk, or whatever for some added flavor and nutrients.
- Cucumber/ Tomatoes- You can pair these turkey meatballs with any vegetable you prefer! I went ahead and did cucumbers and tomatoes with olive and sea salt. So good every time!
- Olives- Olives add a great healthy fat and flavor!
- Tzatziki- You can add any sauces for dipping! I love my homemade tzatziki or hummus.
More about Success Rice:
Success Rice is the original no measure, no mess boil-in-bag rice that gives you an easy but quality shortcut to cooking the perfect rice. It’s precooked and dehydrated so all you have to do is rehydrate it. So many struggle with cooking rice and getting it right. That’s why Success is so convenient, because it works and is consistent every single time. You can’t beat that! The rice comes in a heat safe and BPA-free bag that you boil right in water. It’s ready in 10 minutes and makes perfect rice or quinoa every time. They have multiple options available: White and Brown Rice, Jasmine and Basmati Rice, and Tri-Color Quinoa. A great thing to keep in the pantry to add to any meal. We used white rice for these Greek feta turkey meatballs. White rice is a great source of complex carbohydrates. Plus the kids actually love and eat rice.
If you love this, you may also love:
- Greek Chicken Skewers with Herbed Rice & Salad
- Easy Greek Chicken Pitas
- Honey Garlic Chicken with Rice & Broccoli
Alright, let’s get to making the recipe! Enjoy!
Greek Feta Turkey Meatballs
For the Meatballs:
- 1 lb ground turkey
- ¼ cup breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
- ¼ cup feta cheese crumbled
- ¾ tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
For the Rice:
- 1 bag of Success Boil-in-Bag White Rice
- 1 tsp grass-fed butter
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- grape tomatoes
- olive oil
- tzatziki my recipe here
For the Meatballs:
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Roll into 16-18 meatballs
- Bake at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes depending on the size or until inside reaches 165F degrees and is no longer pink.
For the Rice:
- Meanwhile, prepare your Success Rice. Pour about 4 cups of water into a medium pot and submerge 1 bag of Success Rice (use 6 cups of water to cook 2 bags of rice). Place the lid on the pot and bring water to a boil and then boil uncovered for 10 minutes. Remove the bag from the water with a fork and let it drain. Then pour it into a bowl, add butter and sea salt. Mix together!
- For serving, add a scoop of rice, some meatballs and add the toppings. I mixed together cucumbers and tomatoes with olive oil and sprinkled it with sea salt and feta. Add this to your bowl and a scoop of hummus or tzatziki. Feel free to sprinkle with some fresh parsley. Enjoy!