Spinach Balls Appetizer Snack


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These little spinach balls are great for an appetizer, or make a healthy snack.
Spinach Balls Appetizer Snack

A Little Back Story

This recipe is cited from Spane’s birthday in 2010, but since I am making them for this Thanksgiving in 2017, and they are so good, I thought it was high time they had their own post.

My good friend gave me this recipe. I do not want to identify her because of the allegations currently surrounding Sylvester Stallone. Let me suffice to say that I witnessed him while waiting for the valet to return with his vehicle, with his wife at the time, reach out with his free hand and grab my friend’s breast as we passed them on the way to our car. Yes, this happened in a public place, and yes, it’s true. We thought about reporting it to the police but knew that she would never be believed against a superstar like Stallone. I had never really liked him as an actor, but now, I can’t even stand to look at his face considering how he assaulted my friend.

Spinach Balls

These are great because you can do so much with them. You can add more things to the mix, like sun-dried tomatoes, or pine nuts, or even raisins. They are great as a snack, so make a bunch of them and put them in a bad in the refrigerator. They are just as good cold as they are room temperature or even warm from the oven. Enjoy!

Spinach Balls Appetizer Snack

These little spinach balls are great for an appetizer, or make a healthy snack.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings (slide to adjust): 12 servings
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Difficulty: Easy
Calories per serving: 55kcal

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Ingredients

  • 12 oz Frozen Spinach
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup Melted Butter
  • 1 cup Stuffing Mix
  • 1 Onion, minced
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
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Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic. Ingredient measurements may vary due to measurement tools used.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Microwave or cook spinach and remove all excess water. Cool spinach.
  • I like doing this in a stand mixer. If you don't have one, just make this in a large bowl. Put the spinach in a bowl. Add finely chopped onions and butter and nutmeg. Add beaten eggs. Gradually add dressing and mix thoroughly. If you feel the mixture is too moist and will not form a ball, then add more stuffing mix. Mix in cheese gradually.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop, shape into 1 inch balls and place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or Silpat.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the balls have started to brown.

Notes

You can add sun-dried tomatoes or pine nuts if you want.

Nutrition

Calories: 55kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 180mgPotassium: 51mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0g
I am not a certified nutritionist or registered dietitian and any nutritional information on the-good-plate.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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