Best Ever Greek Meatballs

Greek Meatballs are lamb meatballs perfectly seasoned with feta cheese, fresh herbs, and a secret ingredient that you will never guess what it might be.

Greek meatballs in pita bread and a bowl

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Years ago I went to Greece, and I fell in love with the food. The flavors of Greece are unique; fresh herbs, lemon, garlic, and lamb are components of many of the dishes.

You can make some Greek-inspired recipes with Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Organic Garlic Mayonnaise. I know when you make meatballs you don’t immediately think of mayonnaise, I think adding a touch of mayonnaise adds flavor and adds the right touch of moisture to the ground meat.

Making Greek meatballs for dinner is easy. I went to Walmart and picked up my Hellmann’s® Organic Garlic Mayonnaise along with everything else I needed to make dinner.


This recipe has fresh parsley, fresh rosemary, and the garlic comes from the Hellmann’s® Organic Garlic Mayonnaise. It adds the right touch of garlic without being overpowering.

  • Ground lamb
  • Garlic mayonnaise
  • Feta cheese
  • Panko style bread crumbs
  • Fresh parsley
  • Fresh rosemary

Greek meatballs ingredients

These are simple to make because these Greek meatballs are baked in the oven. So baking instead of frying makes it very easy for you to prepare. Who doesn’t love it when dinner is quick and easy to prepare?

How to Make Greek Meatballs

  • Simply combine all the ingredients together and roll into 16 balls.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes or until done.

Greek meatballs before being baked

How to Serve Greek Meatballs

You can serve the Greek meatballs with some pita bread that you have warmed up on the grill. Add some fresh tomatoes, lettuce, and tzatziki sauce and you will have an amazing dinner.

Greek meatballs in pita bread

You can enjoy this recipe and many others with Hellmann’s® Organic Garlic Mayonnaise. They even have another great flavor, Spicy Chipotle Mayonnaise.

two jars of Hellman's organic mayonnaise

These Greek meatballs are so easy to prepare and so full of flavor. #HealthierSideofMayo

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Greek meatballs in pita bread and a bowl

Best Ever Greek Meatballs

Flavorful and juicy Greek meatballs with feta cheese and fresh herbs.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Greek Meatballs, Meatball Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 607kcal


  • 2 pounds ground lamb
  • 1/2 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Organic Garlic Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary


  • Preheat oven to 425°. Combine ground lamb, Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Organic Garlic Mayonnaise, feta cheese, bread crumbs, parsley, and rosemary in a large bowl. 
  • Shape into 16 meatballs. Arrange meatballs on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until meatballs are done.


For a great sandwich, serve meatballs in pita pockets with this quick tzatziki sauce. Combine 1/3 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Organic Garlic Mayonnaise, 1/4 cup grated or 1/4 cup diced cucumber and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a small bowl.


Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 384mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 2.9mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Judy

    5 stars
    Have you ever had ground lamb patties that are grilled? They are delicious with the spices here…I used to make them and have mint jelly on the side. It’s a green jelly but it goes well with lamb chops too.

    These meatballs look delicious and I will make them soon!

  2. Jane Wilcox

    My store didn’t have the correct mayo so I grated garlic into regular Hellman’s. I didn’t have any idea how much to use but I love garlic and am just serving this to myself so I guess it doesn’t matter. I wonder if Hellman’s quit making it? Did anyone else have trouble finding it?

    • Jane Wilcox

      I made this today and the meatballs are fine, but I didn’t care for the sauce made with the mayo. I think I am too used to the yogurt sauces. Maybe it’s because I didn’t have the right mayo and had to make my own.

  3. Addie

    Recipes are different throughout Greece and depending on how they were passed from mother to daughter. I make the keftedes similar to your way. But my koukourakia are different and taramosalata are different. The same as any recipe from my father’s side of the family or my mother-in-law’s. Just as one person’s potato salad, corn bread or chocolate cake is not the same as someone else’s. I would never criticize your recipes. Ignore the people who do. Your website is fantastic and I use it for learning new methods of Greek cooking…or to combine your methods with mine.

  4. Amanda Love

    I’ve never had lamb meatballs before. It’s always been turkey or beef and I want to give this a try. I love greek food so I just know that I’ll love this.

    • Stephanie

      I think it would work fairly well. There is a special meatloaf pan people make. It is a loaf pan with an insert that drains away excess fat and liquid, this way it would cook up well. You could also shape the meat into long logs as well. That is also somewhat traditional.

  5. Tonya C

    I didn’t know these flavored mayos were out there! YUMMY! I bet they really put a kick into sandwiches too! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Liz Mays

    I don’t really enjoy lamb on its own toooo much, but you know what? With all the flavoring mixed into the meatballs, I may enjoy it this way. Thank you!

      • debbie

        Tarpon Springs (darn that auto correct) is the largest Greek community outside of Greece. Hence, reference to Greek food. It’s a great place to go to try authentic Greek food.

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