Turkey Meatball Gyros

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


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.

Recipe published in Taste of Home healthy Cooking 2017

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