Turkey Meatball Pita Sandwich

Greens, sliced cucumber and fresh herbs give this healthy turkey meatball sandwich a fresh, summery flavor. Serving the meatballs in a pita pocket instead of on the traditional hoagie roll cuts down on carbs and allows the sandwich fillings to really shine. And possibly the best news? This delicious sandwich comes together in just 10 minutes.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 stuffed pita half


  • ½ (6 to 7 inch) whole-grain pita bread

  • cup mixed salad greens

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced cucumber

  • 6 leftover meatballs, warmed if desired (from Turkey Meatballs; see Associated Recipes)

  • 1 tablespoon plain nonfat Greek yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or Italian parsley

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • Pinch of salt

  • Pinch of ground pepper


  1. Fill pita half with salad greens and cucumber; add meatballs. Combine yogurt, basil (or parsley), lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle over the meatballs.


If you're following our 1,500-calorie diabetes meal plan, you'll make the Turkey Meatballs with Linguine & Fresh Tomato Sauce (see Associated Recipes) earlier in the 7-day plan, then use the leftovers to make this meatball pita sandwich come together in a jiffy.

Associated Recipe

Turkey Meatballs with Linguine & Fresh Tomato Sauce

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

328 Calories
12g Fat
27g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 1 stuffed pita half
Calories 328
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 32g 64%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Vitamin A 770IU 15%
Vitamin C 8mg 8%
Folate 53mcg 13%
Sodium 749mg 33%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 4mg 21%
Magnesium 46mg 11%
Potassium 648mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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