Turkey Gyro with Ranch Yogurt Sauce Recipe Fitness

turkey hyro

Yall. Just. I can’t. Last week, I decided to get creative in the kitchen. We buy a lot of meat in bulk and freeze it because that’s the cheapest way to do it, and we had about 5 lbs of ground turkey to use. I got some out of the freezer and thawed it and whipped together some dinner out of random ingredients we had in the house. What started as some simple meatballs ended up tasting exactly like a Greek gyro…sauce and all. It was like an episode of Chopped. And I was the champion. It turned out SO delicious, you wouldn’t even think it was healthy! I decided to make it again and share the recipe! The nutrition content does NOT include the pita bread as pita bread can vary and you really don’t even need the pita if you don’t want it. It’s that good.



Turkey Gyro with Ranch Yogurt Sauce


  • 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 c 2% milk


  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.

Here is the nutrition content (again, NO PITA).

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If you make this, let me know what you think in the comments!

Carrie Signature

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