Skip to Content

Gyro Nachos

Share with your friends!

Gyro nachos are everything you hope they would be. They have the flavor of those tasty Greek wraps but in a fun snackable nacho form.

Sheet pan filled with gyro inspired nachos topped with feta, cucumbers, tomatoes, tzatziki and more.

Picture it, crispy pita chips topped with spiced meat, crumbled feta, onions and tomatoes. Now drizzle that goodness with some tzatziki sauce.

Actually, don’t imagine it, make it! These Greek inspired nachos are a perfect snack or really fun snack.

They were an instant hit at our house and I am sure any gyro fan will fall in love. Luckily they are fun and easy to put together too.

Seasoning

The spice mixture, this is what makes these nachos. Just toss some chunks of onion, garlic and simple seasonings into a blender or food processor to make a paste.

If you need to, add a Tablespoon or two of water to make it come together. It won’t look like much when it is done, but it will smell like something.

Go ahead and start browning your meat. Once it starts taking on some color, add the flavor paste and cook it until the liquid is gone and everything is super fragrant.

This meat is fabulous! It would also be great sprinkled over a Greek salad or served in a wrap.

It would also be fun in lettuce wraps for a healthy treat. But today we are going for it and making nachos.

The meat

Ground mutton or lamb is great if you have access. That will give you that full flavor of the meat you know and love.

Luckily my parents raise sheep for meat, so we have easy access. However I understand that is not the case for everyone.

Venison or grass fed beef would be a great option if you have access to those. They both would offer great depth of flavor.

However ground turkey, bround beef or even ground pork would work well. Any ground meat would be a great vehicle for the spice mixture.

Building your nachos.

Start by spreading a layer of pita chips over a rimmed sheet pan. Sprinkle those chips with you cooked meat mixture.

Add some crumbles of feta and stick that pan of goodness in the oven for a few minutes. The anticipation is going to really start setting in now.

When the nachos come out of the oven, sprinkle them with your favorite gyro toppings. We added some diced cucumbers, tomatoes and red onion.

Sheet pan of Greek nachos topped with tomatoes, cucumbers, tzatziki sauce and feta.

Then drizzle a bit of tzatziki sauce over the whole thing to bring it all together. Don’t go crazy, just a bit to give that pop.

You can always serve some extra tzatziki on the side for dipping if you would like. Just don’t risk making things soggy by adding too much at the jump.

More fun nacho recipes

Loaded BBQ pulled pork nachos are loaded with flavor and texture. They are perfect for game day, as a fun dinner or an appetizer for a party.

Buffalo chicken nachos are crunchy tortilla chips topped with buffalo chicken, homemade cheese sauce and your favorite toppings. It’s a perfect game day snack!

Hand holding pita chip topped with meat, cucumber, tomatoes, feta and tzatziki sauce.

A couple of more great recipes that use lamb

Moroccan lamb stew is hearty, flavorful and warm.  It is perfect nestled on a bed of couscous and is sure to leave you full and satisfied.

Lamb curry was created by my Maw-Maw and is full of memories for my mom. I think you will agree that it is a hearty and flavorful meal!

Love tasty recipes? I do too! Follow me on Pinterest for more delicious ideas!

Yield: 8 Servings

Gyro Nachos

Sheet pan of Greek nachos topped with tomatoes, cucumbers, tzatziki sauce and feta.

Tasty Greek nachos with all of the best toppings on top make for a great appetizer or a fun dinner. Pile them up with gyro inspired meat, plenty of veggies and a drizzle of tzatziki.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground lamb (or venison, beef or turkey)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 small red onion, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 12 oz pita chips
  • 3 oz cumbled feta
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • 1 small cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup tzatziki sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Start browning ground meat in a large skillet.
  3. Meanwhile dice 1/4 of the onion and set aside.
  4. Process the remaining onion, garlic and seasoning into a paste in a food processor or blender. Add a couple of teaspoons of water if needed to make a paste. (If you can't make a paste, finely dice everything and proceed.)
  5. Put paste in pan with meat and continue to cook until the meat is cooked through and any excess liquid has evaporated.
  6. Arrange chips over a rimmed sheet pan. Top with meat and feta cheese.
  7. Put in oven for 7-10 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with diced onion, tomato, and cucumbers. Drizzle with tzatziki.
  9. Serve immediately.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. Please view my disclosure page for more information.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 407Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 734mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 21g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

Did you make this recipe?

I'd love to see it! Share a picture on Instagram or Pinterest and tag me @carleecooks to let me know how it went!

Tasty Greek nachos with all of the best toppings on top make for a great appetizer or a fun dinner. Pile them up with gyro inspired meat, plenty of veggies and a drizzle of tzatziki.

Share with your friends!

Audrey

Monday 3rd of May 2021

Wow, I love nachos and these look amazing!

Carlee

Monday 3rd of May 2021

Thank you so much!

Sandy

Monday 3rd of May 2021

I can’t wait to try this!! Do you have a favorite tzatziki recipe?

Andrea Nine

Monday 3rd of May 2021

What a great idea! These look yummy and a lot of fun too. Have a great start to your week!

Carlee

Monday 3rd of May 2021

They were even more tasty than I had imagined, thank you!

Skip to Recipe