40+ Best Greek Recipes
Enjoy your favorite Greek dishes in the comfort of your own home with these recipes. Whether you're looking for dinner (may we recommend this Sheet Pan Greek Chicken with Roasted Potatoes or this Lamb Souvlaki with Tzatziki) or dessert (classic Baklava is always a good choice), you'll find what you need in this collection of our best Greek recipes.
Baked Chicken Moussaka
This Greek dish is similar to lasagna, but it's traditionally layered with eggplant, tomatoes, ground beef or lamb, and a béchamel sauce. Our lightened version for the Cooking Light Diet calls for ground chicken, using a mix of light and dark meat for added richness, and a yogurt-based sauce.
Our test kitchen gave this its highest rating. It can be made weeks in advance, frozen, and then baked the day before the party. You can also omit pistachios and use 1 pound walnuts, if desired. If butter hardens as you layer the baklava, microwave briefly on LOW to liquefy it.
Greek Stuffed Peppers
This easy recipe for stuffed peppers will become your new weeknight favorite, not just because it is delicious, but because you can sub or add extra ingredients. Use ground turkey instead of ground beef, cauliflower rice instead of the traditional white rice, and add diced zucchini and other vegetables to the mix.
Greek Chicken Kabobs With Simple Herb Yogurt Dip
These easy chicken skewers are packed with flavor and make a perfect lunch for you or the kids. Your secret weapon? Greek salad dressing, which has all the flavor of a homemade marinade without the hassle of buying and preparing extra ingredients.
Sheet Pan Greek Chicken with Roasted Potatoes
Two spice rack staples—cinnamon and nutmeg—give this chicken a wonderful depth of flavor, and fresh tomatoes, lemons, and herbs add zest. Buy bone-in chicken breasts that are about the same size so that they cook evenly.
Lamb Souvlaki with Tzatziki
Skewers always make meals more fun! Cubing makes this lamb kabob is oh so tender and just the right amount of doneness without drying out. Serve skewered between grape tomatoes and Tzatziki sauce for dipping.
Greek Pork Chops with Squash and Potatoes
One sheet and dinner is done, thanks to Greek Pork Chops, squash and potatoes.
Greek fava is a dish of pureed yellow split peas topped with any variety of toppings. The puree is flavored in the cooking with onion and carrot and broth, and then whatever toppings you choose bring extra punch. Legumes bring a lot of protein to the party, making it a wonderful swap for potatoes.
Light Veggie Moussaka
This lighter version of classic moussaka is shockingly easy. Make this simple recipes in batches, and then freeze individual portions for fast days.
Lemony Greek Chicken Soup
This 20-minute dish provides 32g of protein and is just 261 calories per serving. To ensure this comforting soup’s velvety texture, whisk a little of the hot broth into the eggs before adding them to the pot; it cooks them gently and prevents curdling.
Easy Greek Salmon Bowls
Heart-hero salmon teams up with protein- and fiber-forward quinoa to fill you up; spinach delivers a hit of iron, while green beans and cucumber up the veggie count. Great warm or at room temperature, this also makes a standout packed lunch.
Greek Chickpea Lunch Salad
Crunchy, sturdy romaine lettuce holds up well as the base for this salad. The flavors are bright, fresh, briny, and herby—even after 3 or 4 days. Be sure the lettuce is well-dried before assembling the salads; wet leaves tend to sog out quickly.
Greek Crab Dip
With the salty richness of feta cheese and brightness from fresh lemon juice and herbs, this is an incredible twist on a classic creamy crab dip. Lump crab meat gives the dip an added touch of decadence, but it could also be made with less-expensive claw meat.
Greek Turkey Burgers
Riffing off the flavor of a Greek gyro, these turkey burgers cook up fast in a cast-iron skillet or grill pan. Lemony, olive-studded yogurt sauce adds more Middle Eastern–inspired flavor and is a tasty alternative to ketchup and mustard. Piled high with arugula, cucumber, and red onion, these are filling enough to be called dinner.
Greek Chicken Grain Bowls
These mediterranean-inspired grain bowls are perfect for make-ahead meal prepping. Hearty and filled with various flavors and textures, this is the kind of packed lunch you’ll be satisfied with all week long.
Loaded Greek Feta Fries
This dish gets tons of flavor from the spices. If your fresh oregano is strong, start with less than what’s called for and add more to taste. To speed things up, prep all the ingredients in advance so you can assemble quickly while the fries are still hot.
Greek Stuffed Peppers
Warning: These are not your mama’s stuff bell peppers. This mediterranean twist on a weeknight classic is sure to be a fast favorite. Though hearty and satisfying, the addition of lemon zest and fresh herbs like mint and parsley keep this dish bright and vibrant.
Greek Baked Ziti
Inspired by the classic Greek comfort dish known as pastitsio, this pasta casserole uses fresh and flavorful ingredients.
Labne is a staple before any meal, offered as an essential component of mezze. It’s most commonly dressed with a drizzle of olive oil on top, but I take it to a whole new level by adding a sprinkle (or two, or three) of za’atar spice and a mint leaf for garnish.
Greek Butternut Squash Salad
Salty feta cheese and olives are the perfect flavor balance to sweet, caramelized butternut squash in this simple, satisfying side dish. Bulk the salad up with rotisserie chicken and serve over bulgur, rice, or couscous for a hearty fall entree.
Roasted Greek-Style Potatoes
The oven temperature may seem too high, but don't fear: The wedges are thick enough that they will cook through without overbrowning.
Greek Chopped Salad with Grilled Pita
We take the extra step of grilling the bell peppers along with the pita wedges to add a bit of char and smoky depth to the salad. You could also broil the peppers in the oven until blackened and peel them, and then toast the pita until browned.
Cake Pan Greek Snapper Dinner
This healthy, flavor-packed dinner is one you’ll come back to again and again. It’s quick and easy to prep, packed with nutritious components, vibrantly flavored, and since your entire meal is prepped in one 9x13-inch pan, clean-up is an absolute breeze. If you’d rather, you can substitute similarly sized tilapia or flounder fillets for the snapper.
Loaded Greek Salad Nachos
Everything you love about a Greek salad—but way more fun! Delivering a perfect blend of flavor and texture in every bite, these loaded nachos are the perfect snack to throw together for your next movie night. This recipe is an excellent way to give a new life to leftover rotisserie chicken and scraps kicking around your fridge.
Shaved Cucumber Greek Salad
Easy to make and absolutely stunning to look at, this fresh riff on a Greek salad offers beautiful flavor combinations. Mild Castelvetrano olives are meaty and buttery, green tomatoes are bright and acidic, green onions are pungent and savory, and feta cheese is creamy and salty.
Creamy Classic Rice Pudding
If you’ve never tried rice pudding, the concept may seem a little strange, but trust us—this toasty, creamy, carb-based custard is just about the most comforting dessert you’ll ever encounter. Give this easy to follow recipe for classic rice pudding a try and taste for yourself.
Greek Yogurt with Warm Black and Blueberry Sauce
For a sweet, fruity treat that won't cost you a days-worth of calories, this simple yogurt bowl is the perfect solution. When making this Greek Yogurt with Warm Black and Blueberry Sauce in the summer, substitute fresh berries for frozen. This sauce also pairs well with biscuits or as a stand-in for syrup on pancakes.
Greek Chicken Cutlets
Golden-crispy panko fried chicken cutlets topped off with a vibrant Greek medley—what more could you ask for in a 20-minute meal? The veggie mixture served over the succulent chicken consists of a super flavorful blend of juicy tomato, bell pepper, refreshing cucumber, briny kalamata olives, salty feta, bright lemon juice, and plenty of fresh herbs… in other words, it’s delicious. In fact, it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to make a more than what you need, as this flavorful combo would make for an excellent addition to any number of other dishes. You could stir it into couscous or faro, spoon it over fish or pork, pile it into a pita pocket with hummus, or enjoy it simply over spinach for a salad.
Greek Meatballs with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce and Rice
This recipe makes enough tender meatballs for sandwiches the next day.
Greek Spaghetti Squash Toss
Spaghetti squash is a great lower-calorie, lower-carb alternative to pasta. It's a neutral-tasting veggie that absorbs all the flavors of this simple dish. Eat with 1 orange or 2 clementines. Dairy-free option: Use 4 teaspoons toasted chopped walnuts instead of feta cheese.
Greek Chicken Nachos
Dinner doesn't get much easier, or more fun, than sheet pan nachos. Toast the chips in 2 batches first; then combine the chips, pile high with toppings, and return to the oven to heat everything through. The dish takes a detour to Greece with pita chips, a shredded Greek salad, and crumbled feta.
Greek Yogurt Sauce with Garlic and Mint
If you have a well-stocked pantry and fridge, you likely have everything you need on hand to whip it up for any weeknight dinner. A squeeze of lemon juice makes tangy Greek yogurt even better, but you can cool the bite with a bit of extra-virgin olive oil and fresh mint.
Grilled Portobello-Goat Cheese Pitas
If the tomatoes are ripe, skip grilling them. Serve with a tropical fruit salad of mangoes, cantaloupe, and pineapple sprinkled with toasted coconut.
Grilled Lamb and Feta Pita Sandwiches
Your favorite Mediterranean takeout just got a wholesome makeover. We mixed in lean ground sirloin with the lamb for a lighter patty; lemon and cumin keep the flavor bright and bold. Be sure to let the cucumber dry before stirring it into the yogurt to keep the sauce nice and creamy.