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Lamb meatballs on a ceramic plate with tzatziki in a bowl

Greek Lamb Meatballs

These Greek lamb meatballs are easy to prep, baked in the oven, and are made with the most delicious ingredients that the whole family will love. Pair them with tzatziki sauce, and you have a fabulous dairy free, paleo, low carb, and keto meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Greek Lamb Meatballs, Greek Meatballs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 meatballs
Calories 131kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb see notes
  • 8 ounces bacon finely diced
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 heaping tablespoons fresh parsley minced
  • 2 heaping tablespoons fresh mint minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Whole30 Tzatziki Sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, and adjust the oven rack to the middle position. Generously brush or spray a large baking sheet with extra oil and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, thoroughly combine all of the meatball ingredients. Divide and roll into 24-30 meatballs (I like to use a medium cookie scoop) and place on the prepared baking sheet, leaving at least 1-inch of space between them.
  • Cook for 16-20 minutes until the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Be careful not to overcook, as they can easily become dry. I would start checking at the 16-minute mark.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Serve with tzatziki sauce and garnish with fresh lemon wedges, extra fresh parsley and mint if you'd like.


  • The tzatziki sauce is not an optional step. I believe this recipe needs it as a serving sauce/dip in order to be complete.
  • If you are not into lamb, feel free to use ground chicken, pork or beef. 
  • If you use a fattier ground meat (like an 85/15 ground beef), you will not need to add the bacon.
  • Prepare the tzatziki sauce a day ahead. If you want to prepare it even further in advance, it will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week in an airtight container.


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 14mg