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15 Big, Fat Greek Recipes

We all know Greek food is some of the heartiest, tastiest, and most crowd-pleasing cuisine around! Here's how to make your own.

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Go Greek

Take the mystery out of Greek cooking and enjoy the amazing and fresh flavors in your own kitchen!

Go big or go Homer!

MEAL PLANPEANUT-FREE

Pastitsio (Greek Pasta Bake)

Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen

Pastitsio is an incredible comfort food dish with a meaty spiced lamb sauce tossed with tender pasta, then baked with bechamel and cheese on top!

All Rhodes lead to Greece

LOW-CARBHEALTHY

Baked Greek Chicken

The Anchored Kitchen

Baked Greek Chicken is so flavorful and so easy. Serve this over rice but you can serve it over potatoes, quinoa, couscous or even orzo would be delicious.

The Perfect Salad

SHELLFISH-FREEWEEKNIGHT DINNERS

Greek Chicken Salad with Pita Croutons

Chef'd

The flavors of Greece come together in this main-dish salad packed with lemon zest, oregano, and mint for that life-on-the-Mediterranean feel. To perfectly cook the chicken breast, sear it in a hot pan to develop a golden crust, then reduce the heat and cover to trap in all the moisture.

Best of Everything

PEANUT-FREEHEALTHY

Grilled Greek Orzo Salad

Garlic & Zest

This recipe marries tender but crunchy grilled veggies with orzo pasta, chunks of feta, and a light, citrusy vinaigrette. Serve this alongside any grilled meats, and consider making a double batch, because it's real tasty!

Greeking Out

NUT-FREEPACK FOR LUNCH

Greek Shrimp Farro Bowl

Chef'd

When we think of Greece, we think of beautiful turquoise seas, lush islands, and great food! Here’s a dish featuring the ancient grain farro, topped with a traditional Greek mixture of juicy cucumbers, bright tomatoes, and briny feta. Add some lovely fresh-cooked shrimp and you’ve got a meal!

Comfort Food

SHELLFISH-FREEWEEKNIGHT DINNERS

Greek Lasagna (Gluten-Free)

Feed Me Phoebe

Who knew that old Greek housewives had discovered the same homey weeknight fare as their Midwestern counterparts?

Highly Cultured

HEALTHYGLUTEN-FREE

My Big Fat Greek Yogurt

Live Eat Learn

Here's to make Greek yogurt in your oven with just two simple ingredients!

The Key to Tzatziki

NUT-FREEVEGETARIAN

Tzatziki

Hapa Nom Nom

Tzatziki can be paired with lamb, grilled chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, vegetables, or fish, or even just eaten by itself. It's that good.

Gotta Love Gyros

SUGAR-FREEEGG-FREE

Gyro Burger with Tzatziki and Tirokafteri

Adam Richman

Pair traditional Greek ingredients like feta and lamb to create a one-of-a-kind burger experience. Top the burger with your choice of two delicious condiments--tzatziki or tirokateri, or both.

Sink Your Teeth Into This

SUGAR-FREEEGG-FREE

Gyro Burger with Tzatziki and Tirokafteri

Adam Richman

Every bite is something different with this Grilled Lamb Pita, whether it's the spiced juicy lamb burger, the crunchy pistachio, the fresh mint, the dill, or the tart yogurt sauce. Pour yourself a nice glass of white wine after creating this outstanding dish; you deserve it.

Hey Ewe!

PROTEIN PACKEDNUT-FREE

Greek-Style Roast Lamb

East After Noon

A boneless leg of lamb is crusted with Mediterranean herbs and roasted in the oven. The result is a delicious meal that is impressive and surprisingly easy to make.

Fun with Falafel

GLUTEN-FREEBEANS AND LEGUMES

Homemade Falafel

Simple. Tasty. Good.

Vegetarian dishes don’t have to be boring at all. Fried, crispy chickpea balls with sesame and herbs are best dipped in a sauce of your choice or stuffed in warm pita bread.

Make Falafel Healthy

SUGAR-FREEPROTEIN PACKED

Falafel Nourish Bowl

East After Noon

Completely vegan-friendly and gluten-free, these falafel are baked in a hot oven to make for a far lighter but no less tasty version than you could get at any side-street kebab shop!

Paleo Power Bars

HEALTHYGLUTEN-FREE

Paleo "Baklava" Bars

Cotter Crunch

Healthy, vegan-friendly, paleo baklava bars that are packed full of sweet, nutty flavor and healthy fats. Lower in carbs, sugar, and great for snacking or breakfast on the go. They taste like dessert, but are made with REAL FOOD.

Chicken Soup for the Soul

SUGAR-FREEQUICK AND EASY

Avgolemono

Ful-Filled

Avgolemono (pronounced ahv-goh-leh-mohn-oh) is the Greek chicken soup for the soul. It is every yiayia and mama’s answer to anything from the common cold to a downtrodden spirit.

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