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Greek Meatballs and Lemon Orzo Skillet

  • Author: Jenni
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Greek


This easy greek meatball skillet with lemon orzo is a great family friendly weeknight meal. Greek spiced beef meatballs are cooked with orzo, diced zucchini and tomatoes and sprinkled with fresh dill and fresh lemon juice. This 30 minute meal is flavorful and easy!



1 lb ground beef

1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs

2 tsp salt free greek seasoning

1 clove garlic, minced

1 egg

1/4 tsp pepper

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 1/4 cup orzo pasta

2 cups unsalted chicken broth

1 medium zucchini, quartered and sliced

1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped


Preheat the oven to 350F.

In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, panko breadcrumbs, greek seasoning, garlic, egg and pepper. Mix until just combined, but do not overmix.

Form into balls using about 2 Tablespoons of meat mixture for each meatball.

Heat large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat with 1 Tablespoon olive oil.

Cook the meatballs for 3-4 minutes per side, until nice and browned all over, without crowding the pan.

Turn off the heat on the stovetop.

Add in the orzo and chicken broth.

Cover and place in the oven to bake for 10 minutes.

Stir in the diced zucchini, recover with lid, and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Remove from oven and stir in the sliced cherry tomatoes, lemon juice and fresh dill.


Keywords: Greek Meatballs, Lemon Orzo, Skillet Recipe