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Lamb Meatballs with Herb Yogurt Sauce

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These juicy spiced lamb meatballs make the perfect appetizer or entree. Serve them with a herbed yogurt sauce for a delicious combo of flavors. 

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There’s nothing like a delicious juicy meatball! And these meatballs made with ground lamb are the business! Spiced with a few herbs, seasoning, and feta cheese (I love cheese in a meatball), these meatballs are full of bold flavors. 

I opted for ground lamb because I wanted a change from ground beef. The herb mixture and flavors in this meatball pair well with the lamb, making this one amazing meatball. 

How to make Lamb Meatballs

Preheat your oven to 425F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. 

Gather your ingredients. 

Add red onion, parsley, and garlic cloves to the bowl of a mini processor to finely chop them up. This will ensure that your meatballs stay juicy and you won’t have big bits of veggies and herbs in your meatballs. If you don’t have a food processor, just chop them up finely with a knife. 

Add this mixture to a large bowl with the ground lamb, crumbled feta cheese, breadcrumbs, ground coriander, kosher salt, dried oregano, and black pepper. Use your hands to mix until just combined. Don’t overmix. 

Roll them into about 20 meatballs and place them on the prepared sheet pan. 

Bake in the oven on the middle rack for 20 minutes, until the meatballs are done and have reached an internal temperature of 165F.

Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by combining Greek yogurt, lemon juice, parsley, cilantro, minced garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl and whisk to combine. Serve alongside the finished meatballs. 

yogurt sauce in glass bowl with white spoons ticking out

Can I make these meatballs in an air fryer?

Of course! Making meatballs in the air fryer is perfect when you want to cut down on the cooking time for these meatballs. For the air fryer, place the meatballs in your air fryer basket and cook the meatballs at 400F for 10-12 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.

lamb meatballs on white plate

How should I serve these Lamb Meatballs?

I like to throw some of these meatballs on a pita and top it with the yogurt sauce with some added veggies. You could also put them in your favorite tomato sauce or eat them as is as an appetizer. 

close up of lamb meatballs on pita bread and toppings

What to serve with Lamb Meatballs?

These Lamb Meatballs are great with the following:

Other Lamb Dishes

Lamb Meatballs with Herb Yogurt Sauce

These juicy spiced lamb meatballs make the perfect appetizer or entree. Serve them with a herbed yogurt sauce for a delicious combo of flavors.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword ground lamb meatballs, lamb meatballs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 418kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 Tablespoon breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Herb Yogurt Sauce

  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

Meatballs

  • Preheat your oven to 425F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Add red onion, parsley, and garlic cloves to the bowl of a mini processor to chop them up. If you don’t have a food processor, just chop them up finely with a knife.
  • Add this mixture to a large bowl with the ground lamb, crumbled feta cheese, breadcrumbs, ground coriander, kosher salt, dried oregano, and black pepper. Use your hands to mix until just combined. Don’t overmix. 
  • Roll them into about 20 meatballs and place them on the prepared sheet pan.
  • Bake in the oven on the middle rack for 20 minutes, until the meatballs are done and have reached an internal temperature of 165F.

Herb Yogurt Sauce

  • Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by combining Greek yogurt, lemon juice, parsley, cilantro, minced garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl and whisk to combine. Serve alongside the finished meatballs.

Notes

To make these in an air fryer, place the meatballs in your air fryer basket and cook the meatballs at 400F for 10-12 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.

Nutrition

Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 998mg | Potassium: 398mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 533IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 3mg
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