Hearty, healthy, filling, and fresh: Vegetarian gyros stuffed with smashed potatoes and feta

March 8 | Guest post by Kim

I was looking for something healthy to make last weekend and consulted my Archive of Bookmarks. I found Shutterbean's Potato Feta Gyros and headed out the door to get ingredients!

Potato feta gyro ingredients

(my recipe makes 4 servings, nutritional info below!)

  • 4 medium sized white potatoes, washed and boiled
  • 1 tomato, sliced thinly
  • 1/3 red onion, sliced thinly
  • 4 flatbreads/gyros/pitas/what have you
  • 1 tsp. crushed or minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp. parsley, chopped finely
  • 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the cucumber yogurt sauce (tzatziki):

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cucumber, grated
  • 1 tsp. crushed or minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper to taste

To start, wash, halve, and boil the potatoes until fork tender. This should take about 20 minutes or so.

Pro Tip: "Fork tender" is legit – using a knife will slice your potatoes no matter their doneness because it's sharp. Using a fork (which is duller) will ensure a correct read on potato readiness.

While the potatoes are cooking, prepare your toppings! Thinly slice the tomato and red onion. Also, make the cucumber yogurt sauce. It's super simple. Just thoroughly mix together the yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice and zest, salt, and pepper.

When the potatoes are just about done, ready a bowl with all the mix-ins (feta, parsley, garlic, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper):

When the potatoes are done, dry them off a bit and mash them into your mixture. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed.

Create an assembly area to put these gyros together.

I layered my gyros as follows: cucumber yogurt sauce, tomatoes, onion, and the potatoes.

These were really yummy. Hearty, healthy, filling, and fresh. My partner loved them, too (and he's never the first to admit how much he loves a vegetarian meal).

Nutritional Information:
(calculated using the Lose It iPhone app)

This is for 1 gyro. We had 2 each.

346 calories
7.4g fat
600mg sodium
56.2g carbohydrates
4.1g fiber
5g sugar
13.8g protein

  1. I. Am making this. This weekend. OMG. (And thank you, because this recipe reminded me I have potatoes languishing in a cupboard.)

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  2. LOVE! Totally making this this weekend too! I've been trying to eat more meatless meals lately, how did you know? :D

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  3. MMM. Potatoes are my favourite food, and try to wiggle them into dinners often. I'm making these next week.

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  4. Oh my goodness, these sound SOOOOO good!!! I think even my carnivore hubby would love them–he has a weakness for anything remotely related to potatoes! Will have to give these a try! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I posted this on Facebook this afternoon from work, and tagged my husband (the cook in our household). When I got home, he was making them! The verdict- fucking delicious! A++ would eat again.

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    • We made them last night too. They were delicious, and super easy. I have leftover tzatziki and I've spent all night dreaming of different ways to use it.

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    • Moree like a Y I think. "Yeeroh" is how I have always said it. Everyone else I know says it the same way but I have no idea if that's correct or just how we say it around here (SW United StatesK

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  6. Those look super yummy! I've been trying to do the "meatless monday" thing lately and this might make the calendar!

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  7. I have to say, this is the single greatest post in the entire Offbeat Empire that I've ever seen. I cannot wait to try these.

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