Greek Recipes

Allrecipes takes the mystery out of Greek cooking with more than 490 recipes for homemade baklava, souvlaki, Greek salad, spanakopita, and more.

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Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 1120
A one-pan recipe for crispy, tender, and oh-so-tasty chicken and potatoes.

Briam (Greek Baked Zucchini and Potatoes)

Rating: 4.5 stars 351
Briam is a traditional Greek roasted vegetable dish with potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, and red onions with lots of olive oil. It is a typical example of Greek cuisine where a few simple ingredients are turned into an utterly delicious dish with little effort. It can be served as a main course. With olive oil as the only source of fat it is a quintessential example of the Mediterranean diet, and it is vegan to boot. If preferred, serve with a hearty chunk of feta on the side.

Pork Souvlaki

Rating: 5 stars 15
Seasoned bits of pork or lamb are allowed to season in a Mediterranean marinade for as long as you can stand it! Wonderful with rice and a cucumber and tomato salad. Serve with lemon slices and chopped parsley.

Avgolemono Soup

Rating: 5 stars 69
Avgolemono is one of those soups that I've made many times, but rarely from scratch. It's usually a 'there's nothing in the house' type of thing and made with a carton of broth. Even in its quick-and-easy form it's a delicious and comforting meal, but when you use a fresh whole chicken, it becomes epic. Garnish with parsley and lemon zest.

Greek Horiatiki Salad

Rating: 5 stars 13
This is the classic Greek salad and the one and only recipe you'll ever need.

Greek Pasta with Tomatoes and White Beans

Rating: 4 stars 571
An easy, quick, and tasty recipe. The flavors are wonderfully different as they are combined and meld together.

Greek Baklava

Rating: 5 stars 2321
Baklava uses phyllo dough stacked with honey and nuts to make a sweet Greek dessert that everyone will love.

Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

Rating: 4.5 stars 847
Our authentic Greek spanakopita pie pairs flaky phyllo dough with spinach and feta.

Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 2059
This is the 'secret' Greek dressing recipe from the pizzeria that I work at. The recipe makes almost a gallon but can be scaled down easily. It can be used for picnics and travels very well, since it doesn't need to be refrigerated. This is the best dressing I have ever tasted, people offer to buy it constantly, but if we sold it we wouldn't be able to make enough to use in the restaurant!

Greek Orzo Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 640
A delicious, colorful salad, with artichoke hearts and feta. I receive a lot of requests for this one.

Greek-Style Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 248
Lemony, tender, golden-brown potatoes are a winning side dish for any meal.

Traditional Gyro Meat

Rating: 4 stars 384
A Mediterranean-style meatloaf recipe with pita, tzatziki, and tomatoes.

Inspiration and Ideas

10 Plant-Based Greek Recipes for Delicious Meatless Meals
Greek cuisine is naturally "plant forward" with a focus on vegetables, legumes, and lots of olive oil, so there's no better place to start if you're looking for delicious meatless meals.
7 Souvlaki Recipes You'll Make Again and Again
Souvlaki, marinated meat grilled on a skewer, is an irresistible Greek fast food that's easier than you think to make at home.
Homemade Phyllo (or Filo) Dough
Rating: 4.5 stars 16

Chef John thinks it's way more fun to make your own phyllo dough sheets instead of buying them—and here he shows you how.