Carrie Crista Food Recipes

Turkey Gyros with Yogurt Sauce

turkey gyro

Some of you may not know this, but I got my start in the blogging world with a food blog that focused on making unhealthy things healthy. After expanding my blogging scope to more than just recipes, that particular blog didn’t fit with my goals anymore so I moved on. I looked back at some of those recipes the other day and wonder how I even came up with half of them. They weren’t bad recipes by any means, but they definitely weren’t amazing. I’m not an amazing chef, but even current Carrie knows that 21 year old Carrie maybe didn’t have a good idea of how to really put a recipe together. Anyways…

Despite most of the recipes being basic and blah, there are a couple of recipes that I still make pretty consistently. This is one of them! I call these gyros because it’s what they resemble the most. I am not Greek and a good gyro is hard to beat, but these delicious little wraps will definitely curb the craving in a pinch. While the fresh tomatoes and red onion push this towards a summer time meal, it’s appropriate year round. The rich yogurt sauce adds a certain comfort food element for the colder months and it’s a meal I make probably once a month! The best part about these is that they only take about 25 minutes to make from start to finish and the ingredients are inexpensive and easy to find. So many wins!

Turkey Gyros with Yogurt Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4


  • 12 oz. lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 c finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup lettuce
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 container plain Greek yogurt (I used Oikos)
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning
  • ~1/2 cup 2% milk
  • Pita bread or flatbread of your choice


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together turkey, onion, panko, garlic powder, and salt.
  3. Form into small balls and place on a greased (I used PAM) cookie sheet.
  4. Flatten each meat ball a little bit and place in the oven
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through.
  6. While the meatballs cook, mix yogurt, milk, and ranch seasoning together until smooth.
  7. When the meatballs are done, plate on top of the lettuce and tomatoes, or put all inside a pita and top with the yogurt sauce.
  8. Stuff your face.

How easy is that? SUPER easy. If you have leftover meatballs, they’re delicious just dipped by themselves in any leftover sauce you may have. When I take leftovers for lunch, I generally skip out on the pita and just have the meat and sauce and it’s delicious every time.

Questions for you:
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