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5 from 9 votes

Lamb Kofta (lamb meatballs)

Lamb Kofta is a delightful blend of ground lamb seasoned with herbs,  garlic, onions, fresh parsley, cumin, and coriander. This super easy, healthy Mediterranean recipe will soon be your favorite!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Healthy Options, Mediterranean
Keyword: dinner, Greek orzo with lamb meatballs, kofta, lamb meatballs
Servings: 6
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Capri Lilly


  • 1 lb Ground Lamb
  • 4 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Mint, chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno, finely minced (optional)
  • 1/4 White Onion, chopped
  • 6 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Freshly Ground pepper


  • 2 tsp Fresh Parsley, chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground lamb with the chopped herbs, garlic, and seasonings. Mix well to make sure the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a large cast-iron (preferably), or parchment-lined baking sheet. Using a small scoop, take about 2 tablespoons of the lamb mixture, using your hands form it into a ball, and place them onto the cast iron. You should have about 18-20 meatballs.
  • Place the cast iron into the oven and bake the kofta for 15-20 minutes (or until they reach an internal temperature of 160°F), turning them half-way through to ensure even cooking.
  • Remove from the oven. Top with Fresh Parsley and serve!