Sicilian Lamb Meatballs with Whipped Feta-Olive Oil Sauce Recipe

Italian-Inspired Recipes - The artistry behind the olive oil shines in this Sicilian Lamb Meatballs Recipe with Whipped Feta-Olive Oil Spread.

(Family Features) Italy is one of the world’s great food nations, and many dishes have Italian roots. In honor of Italian heritage, light up the dinner table and impress your friends and family with sophisticated, traditional Italian recipes.

Creating a true taste of Italy means including an abundance of smooth, high-quality extra-virgin olive oil, like Carapelli Olive Oil. Tracing its roots to the heart of Tuscany in 1893, the line of olive oils is designed to lift cooks out of the everyday cooking experience with high-quality olives nurtured by nature, selected at the optimal harvest time and handled delicately.

The ease and simplicity of shared dishes like Marinated Roasted Portobello Mushrooms with Olive Oil Agrodolce – a traditional Italian sweet and sour sauce – focuses on quality ingredients inspiring quality memories.

Celebrate the best of Italy in your own kitchen by incorporating Italian artisan-inspired dishes ideal for memorable moments with loved ones.

The artistry behind the olive oil shines in this Sicilian Lamb Meatballs recipe with Whipped Feta-Olive Oil Spread which celebrates the embodiment of Italian cuisine.

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Sicilian Lamb Meatballs with Whipped Feta-Olive Oil Sauce Recipe

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Servings: 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Recipe Ingredients


  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 tablespoon Carapelli Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Feta-Olive Oil Sauce:

    • 1/2 pound feta cheese, crumbled
    • 2 tablespoons Carapelli Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt

    To make Lamb Meatballs:

    Heat oven to 375° F. Line large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

    In large bowl, mix lamb, olive oil, panko bread crumbs, pine nuts, raisins, egg, salt and pepper. Use hands to mix all ingredients together.

    Roll mixture into approximately 36 meatballs about 1 inch in diameter and place on baking sheet.

    Bake 15 minutes until sizzling and golden brown.

    To make Feta-Olive Oil Spread:

    In food processor, blend feta cheese, olive oil and yogurt 30-45 seconds until creamy.

    Serve Lamb Meatballs with Feta-Olive Oil Sauce for dipping or scooping.

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    SOURCE: Carapelli



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