Spinach Balls (Great for Football & Entertaining!)

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Spinach Balls recipeI pretty much love spinach everything. E-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g, yo! I love it in my smoothies, I love it as a dip, quiche, lasagna, and more! When a neighbor-friend of mine came over one day with spinach balls and dill dip, I nearly jumped out of my skin, squealing in excitement to sample her recipe (and then, afterwards, beg for it, lol). I loved every single morsel of what she created, and decided to take on a version of the recipe myself with potential alterations for those who choose to go gluten-free/no-carb, like I do.

spinach balls close-upWhen you’ve got company coming over, or you’re bringing a dish to a friend’s party, you want something TASTY, right? With football season in full swing, I always like to change-up what I bring while keeping the dish simple and replicable. This recipe could easily be doubled or tripled for larger crowds (or for bulk cooking to snack on yourself, ahem). Full list of ingredients and instructions can be found on the Great Day Farms website, but I had to share how I made these with you!

Preheat your oven to 350; whisk together your eggs in a bowl, and season generously.

beating eggs for spinach ballsAdd your thawed and drained spinach to the whisked eggs, mix together thoroughly until spinach is well covered by the egg. Add in the remaining ingredients, stir well, until well-combined. To make it gluten-free, use almond flour instead of regular flour, and omit the bread crumbs, adding in the same amount of almond flour as you would have added in bread crumbs. The almond flour tastes just as delicious (just be sure to season more generously). I mashed the spinach multiple times while mixing, to ensure it’s all broken apart and mixed well. Get a little elbow grease into it, you want to be sure everything is well-mixed, so every bite is even and delectable as the next.

adding ingredients for spinach ballsmixed together ingredients for spinach ballsUsing a cookie scoop, a meatballer, or just a teaspoon and your hands, form a little scoop into the shape of a ball and place on a sprayed/lined cookie sheet or pizza stone. They don’t rise or spread, so you can put them pretty closely together on the sheet/stone.

spinach balls preparation spinach balls ready for the ovenBake until golden brown on top. This will seemingly take FOREVER (it doesn’t). Try not to pace frantically in the kitchen while eagerly awaiting these to finish baking, the smells from your oven will beckon you – go clean something! LOL!

spinach ballsBut, oh!! When they’re ready, remember to let them cool, or you’ll burn the roof of your mouth, and then we’ll all be sad, because you won’t be able to binge-eat, err, have a couple, responsibly (ahem). Let them cool at least 5-10 minutes, it will be agonizing to wait more (I KNOW IT, FRIEND), but you can do it!!  I have faith in you!

spinach balls closeupGet ready to devour the awesomeness! Check out the insides of ’em, sooooo super yum!

spinach balls insideAnd if you’re not bringing these to a party or get-together, don’t forget to share with a neighbor or friend (or two) to help make someone else’s day!

spinach balls platedCheck out the full recipe on the Great Day Farms website, and ENJOY!

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