11 Simple Greek Recipes for Families

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Greek food is one of the most family-friendly cuisines from around the globe. Often light but filling, traditional recipes for Greek food involve flaky dough, meat and lots of citrusy lemon. If you’ve been trying to find new ways to mix up dinner, keep reading for simple kid-friendly Greek food recipes everyone will enjoy.

Tzatziki

Before you can go any further, you have to have a good Greek Tzatziki recipe in your repertoire! This easy recipe from Jo Cooks involves everything you need to get that bright, refreshing flavor, and pairs with everything from pita to gyros.

Greek Lemon Potatoes

Make that quick switch away from french fries with this zesty recipe from Super Golden Bakes. Greek lemon potatoes are light and crispy, made in a casserole dish on the stove and will quickly become a kid-friendly side.

Greek Salad

You can skip the lettuce when preparing a traditional Greek salad. Instead, authentic versions load up on fresh, large cut veggies, kalamata olives, a huge chunk of feta and olive oil. We love the easy version over at Gimme Some Oven that's so simple, the kids can help out, too.

Greek Lamb Meatballs

Lamb is a main feature in Greek cooking and these meatballs make the introduction to your kids a breeze. Kay Nutrition whips up her version with red onion and lots of other household spices, then serves with a refreshing side of tzatziki. 

Spanakopita Triangles

Skip the frozen spanakopita and make your own! This veggie-stuffed appetizer dish is actually not that difficult to make. With this recipe from Feel Good Foodie, you'll be whipping up this flaky, spinach-y snack in no time.

Potato Balls

Move over french fries, Greek Potato Balls have arrived. This recipe from My Greek Dish turns potatoes, cheese and herbs into fluffy fried balls that you won't be able to stop eating.

Greek Baked Orzo

A great way to hide those veggies, Greek Baked Orzo packs in the goodness easily. Pinch of Yum's recipe includes tasty food like kale, tomatoes, orzo and of course, feta cheese!

Chicken Souvlaki

Greek chicken souvlaki can easily become a dinner staple. The kebab-style meal uses ingredients like lemon, yogurt and olive oil to marinate the chicken, then grill to get that perfectly-charred flavor. Check out Rasa Malaysia's recipe for a simple start to souvlaki. 

Kolokythokeftedes (Greek Zucchini Fritters)

Greek zucchini fritters are so good, you'll want to pass up American fried zucchini forever. Fried into either balls or a latke shape, Gitanjali Roche's recipe incorporates zucchini, feta and other fresh herbs that make this dish irresistible. 

Tiropita (Greek Feta Cheese Pie)

Greece's most popular pie is the Tiropita, or feta cheese pie. It's similar to spanakopita, but without the spinach. To get started on this flaky dish, check out Olive Tomato's recipe that will have you rolling out phyllo stat.

Baklava

No Greek meal is complete without a slice of baklava. And while the layered dessert may seem difficult, it actually requires just a few ingredients and a little patience. Kids will love the sweet flavor and counting all those layers. Check out Spatula Desserts to see how easy it is!

––Karly Wood

 

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