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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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. melted butter
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
2 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1. Mix all ingredients until well combined. Form into about 1" balls; place on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
2. 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).