Spinach Balls

Every now and then you need to step away from a traditional meatball and do something interesting to another type of ball. In this case, the spinach meatball. I recall these spinach balls while growing up and my parents would serve them at parties that they would host, whether they were company parties, or a holiday get together.

Spinach Balls

And what a better way to get spinach in, whether you are a lover or hater of the wonderful, and highly nutritional leaves. These balls are not only perfect as a standalone appetizer, but they are also perfect topped onto a nice garlic infused pasta, just like a traditional meatball.

These are super easy to prepare, and make about three dozen. Let’s get started.

  • 2 10 oz pack of frozen spinach
  • 3 cups of your favorite seasoned breadcrumbs (hint: make your own)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 eggs, well beaten
  • 3/4 cup of unsalted melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Add the frozen spinach to a large pot of water, and cook on high heat for nearly 12 minutes. During this time, prepare the remaining ingredients. Once the spinach is cooked, drain, and let cool. The goal here is to remove all of the water from the spinach, and trust me, there is about two cups that will get strained. If you think you are done removing the water, wait a couple of minutes, and try it again.

Next, get a large mixing bowl out, take the spinach and pull it apart so it is not just one big clump.  Add in the remaining ingredients, and mix very well to combine everything.

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Take about 2-3 tablespoons of the spinach mixture and shape them into balls, pretty much like you would do a small to medium sized meat ball.  Place as many as you can on the baking sheet, and cook for 16 minutes.

When they are cooked, simply serve on your favorite appetizer tray, and your party is all set, well, for the most part. These can also be made ahead of time, and placed in the freezer. When you are ready to reheat, simply place them in the oven for nearly 20-25 minutes.

Biting into these spinach balls yields a perfect balance of salt, a bit of pepper flavor, and great texture from the bread crumbs. Enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

5 thoughts to “Spinach Balls”

  1. Actually, I have a very similar recipe that I serve fairly regularly as an appetizer at parties. Always wondered if they’d hold up in a sauce… but I guess your post answers my question!

  2. This is very close to a recipe I’ve made since I was young and first started experimenting with cooking. These hold up very well as a stuffing or in a cream sauce. My kids love them dipped in ketchup.

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