Turkey Meatball Gyros Recipe

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Turkey Meatball Gyros Recipe
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Turkey Meatball Gyros Recipe

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My whole family loves these, and I appreciate how quick and easy they are. The meatballs can be made the night before or made in a big batch to freeze and use as needed. —Jennifer Coduto, Kent, Ohio
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped peeled cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 8 whole wheat pita pocket halves
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, egg and seasonings. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into 16 balls.
Place meatballs on a rack coated with cooking spray in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until no longer pink.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, cucumber, onion and lemon juice. Line pitas with lettuce and tomatoes; add meatballs and drizzle with yogurt sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Meatball Gyros in Healthy Cooking August/September 2012, p50

Nutritional Facts

2 filled pita pocket halves: 439 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 145mg cholesterol, 975mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 32g protein.

  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped peeled cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 8 whole wheat pita pocket halves
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  1. In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, egg and seasonings. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into 16 balls.
  2. Place meatballs on a rack coated with cooking spray in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until no longer pink.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, cucumber, onion and lemon juice. Line pitas with lettuce and tomatoes; add meatballs and drizzle with yogurt sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Meatball Gyros in Healthy Cooking August/September 2012, p50

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Donna User ID: 9296525 127185
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

"The turkey meatballs could have used a bit more spice, but good nonetheless. I was impressed at the tzatziki--who knew that sauce was so easy to make?"

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Pinstripes User ID: 3468767 188976
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2012

"These were amazing, and even my husband who usually detests ground turkey asked me to make it again. Wow!"

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mjlouk User ID: 1712085 183099
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2012

"Really easy and good!"

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thewife06 User ID: 6402653 118823
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"I actually only made the meatballs out of this, but let me tell you: They were awesome."

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dawnrosanne User ID: 1014810 122636
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2012

"To save time, I used pre-made frozen turkey meatballs from the store, and then just baked them. Recipe turned out great!"

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