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Greek Spinach and Feta Spanakopita Meatballs [Low-Carb, Keto]

This is a quick and easy recipe for Greek Spinach and Feta Spanakopita Meatballs. It’s great as an appetizer, lunch or dinner. Needs only 8 simple ingredients and less than 30 minutes. Gluten-Free. Low-Carb. Keto.

Use the “Jump To Recipe” button above to skip right to the recipe card, but don’t be too hasty – the post contains all the tips and tricks.

top shot of cooked spanakopita meatballs in a while oven dish

One day somebody told us about a local greek restaurant that was really popular, but surprisingly, we had never heard about it.

When the first opportunity arose, we went and had dinner there. In hindsight – it was a big mistake, because we fell head over heels in love with the place. Now, we had a new obsession – greek food, and the restaurant is one of our very favorites to this day.

As soon as we got home from our first visit to the place we were already planning our next visit AND planning ways to incorporate the delicious flavors we experienced there into our cooking.

Two of our very favorite appetizers are kleftedes and spanakopita.

The first being a greek meatball, and the second a pastry filled with a delicious spinach and feta cheese mix, both of which are dipped in a tzatziki sauce. Mmmmm.

My sister, being the genius idea factory that she is, came up with this brilliant concept of taking those two favorites of ours and combining them (woah) – and in the process making it low carb! It’s genius, right?

This is a seriously perfect appetizer or lunch, because it’s really quick to put together and to cook. Plus, it can easily be frozen and saved for another meal.

This recipe for Greek meatballs with feta made about 32 meatballs, which for the 3 of us was enough to fill us up for lunch AND breakfast the next morning (Cody got one more than each of us, because he’s taller and needs more fuel.)

He tries to apply this rule to dessert too, but unfortunately it just doesn’t work that way haha.)

I’m not sure if this is an original idea or not, but it should really be a thing.

How to make Greek Spanakopita Meatballs:

It really couldn’t be easier to make these delicious meatballs.

Here’s what you need:

  1. Ground Beef
  2. Onion
  3. Spinach
  4. Egg
  5. Garlic, Herbs and Spices
  6. Salt and Pepper

Start by sautéing the onions and spinach together. When done, add the to a mixing bowl with all the rest of the ingredients:

high side shot of raw ingredients for spinach and feta meatballs in a glass bowl

Using a wooden spoon (or your hands) and combine everything very well.

high side shot of raw ingredients for greek meatballs mixed with a wooden spoon in a glass bowl.

Now, take about and 1/8th cup of mixture and roll into small balls. This is a personal preference though. You can make them as big or small as you like. Bigger meatballs will need a bit more time in the oven. Smaller meatballs need less.

close up of raw greek meatballs on parchment paper

Using 1/8th cup of mixture per meatball will make about 32. We like to sear the meatballs for a minute or two per side before transferring to a lined baking tray.

When we’ve seared them all (it usually takes about 3 batches), we pop them into a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of the meatballs.

top shot of cooked spinach and feta meatballs in a white oven dish, garnished with fresh parsley

When they’re done, remove them from the oven and serve immediately. Although they are great dipped in tzatziki sauce, we actually prefer making our super quick and easy 5 Minute Homemade Marinara Sauce.

Greek meatballs in tomato sauce really hits the spot! It’s a perfect Keto appetizer or lunch.

close up of a small wooden bowl with a stack of greek meatballs and a small bowl of red marinara sauce

What to serve with Greek Meatballs:

  1. When we cook this Greek Meatball recipe (topped with our Marinara), we like to serve it with a simple salad as a side.
  2. It’s also great dipped in a simple Tzatziki as an appetizer.
  3. You can also mix them in Marinara and serve them on top of noodles.
  4. Serve them as is, with some grilled vegetables as a side.

If you’re looking for more easy recipes with ground beef, take a look at these:

  1. Easy One Pot Keto Ground Beef Stroganoff
  2. 10 Low-Carb Ground Beef Recipes
  3. One Pot Amish Beef and Cabbage Skillet

We also thoroughly recommend our super delicious Chicken Zucchini Meatballs!

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Greek Spinach and Feta Spanakopita Meatballs

This is a quick and easy recipe for Greek Spinach and Feta Spanakopita Meatballs. It’s great as an appetizer, lunch or dinner. Needs only 8 simple ingredients and less than 30 minutes. Gluten-Free. Low-Carb. Keto.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 298kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef (500g)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion (finely diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 cups frozen spinach
  • 1 cup feta cheese (crumbled)
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill (roughly chopped)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 400ºF/200ºC.
  • Sauté the onion in a bit of olive oil until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and spinach and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  • Put the ground beef in a large mixing bowl and add the spinach and onion mix, feta cheese, salt, pepper, dill and egg.
  • Mix until well combined and start rolling the meatballs. Ours were a little over an inch (3cm) in diameter.
  • Heat up some of the olive oil in a large pan to a medium/high heat. Add the meatballs and sear each side for 1-2 minutes before transferring to a baking sheet. I do it in 2-3 batches.
  • Once all the meatballs are seared, slide the sheet into oven for approximately 10-15 minutes, to ensure the insides are cooked.
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Tips and Tricks:
1. For a simple tzatziki dipping sauce we mix one cup of plain greek yoghurt with one cup of shredded cucumber and season with salt and pepper.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 770mg | Potassium: 465mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 6604IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 3mg
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6 thoughts on “Greek Spinach and Feta Spanakopita Meatballs [Low-Carb, Keto]”


  1. Literally one of my very favorite meals! Thank you for sharing. We eat this at least once a week and it’s SO GOOD with marinara sauce!

  2. These are amazing! Made them for my book club and they loved them. Mine were a little too moist and couldn’t be flipped in the searing process, so I just transferred to my baking pan lined with parchment ! Thank you for this recipe which I have already added to my old-school hand-written favourites recipe book!

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