Spinach Balls are always a crowd-pleasing party favorite. With a combination of spinach and stuffing mix, who can resist?
This recipe had me at stuffing. I love stuffing. Not that these spinach balls have absolutely anything to do with Thanksgiving, nor should I be even thinking about Thanksgiving in July, but stuffing is my favorite Thanksgiving food. So mixing seasoned stuffing with a whole lot of spinach and turning it into a two-bite little spinach ball treat? Oh, yes, ... I'm all about that. I whipped up a batch of these little gems this week and popped them in the freezer. That way I can grab out just a few as I need them for a quick appetizer. Perfect! I love dishes that are freezer-friendly like that, allowing me to be at-the-ready with tasty treats. With summertime company coming, that's what I need!
So how do we make these Spinach Balls? Mix up some seasoned stuffing crumbs, a whole lot of frozen spinach (well-drained, of course!), onion, eggs, melted butter, and some Parmesan.
Roll the mixture into little spinach balls and put them on a baking sheet.
Pop the spinach balls in the oven for a little bit. They'll bake up into these really yummy stuffing balls!! ... uh, I mean Spinach Balls. Yes, that's what they are ... Spinach Balls. But maybe, just for me, I'll start calling them Stuffing Balls.
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Source: A friend
- 2 (10 oz.) packages frozen spinach, thawed & well-drained
- 2 small onions, very finely chopped (I use a food processor)
- 2 1/4 c. stuffing with herbs (I use Pepperidge Farm)
- 6 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 c. butter, melted
- 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
- 2 tsp. garlic salt
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- Mix all ingredients until well combined. Form into about 1" balls; place on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
- Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Makes approximately 60 balls.
Spinach balls may be frozen, either baked or unbaked. (I always freeze mine pre-baked.)
For pre-baked balls: Remove from freezer about 30 minutes prior to reheating. Reheat in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes.
For unbaked balls: Remove from freezer 30 minutes before cooking. Bake as directed (350 for 20 minutes).
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