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Mini Gyro Meatballs

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Perfect for a cocktail party or sandwiched in pita bread! Yields 20 meatballs.
Course Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine Greek
Keyword cayenne pepper, cilantro, Cumin, feta, ground lamb
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Additional Time 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 10 servings
Calories 140
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 400° and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, parchment paper or a Silpat.
  • In a large bowl combine the pound of ground lamb with the feta cheese, Greek yogurt, minced cilantro, ground cumin, kosher salt and cayenne pepper and mix by hand. Be careful not to over mix.
  • Use a tablespoon to measure a heaping tablespoon of the ground lamb mixture and roll, by hand into round meatballs.
  • Place each meatball onto a rimmed baking sheet spacing them an inch or two apart and bake for 18-20 minutes. Rotate the pan halfway through the baking time to ensure even cooking.
  • Remove and let cook for 5 minutes and then insert toothpicks and serve.


Serving: 2meatballs | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg