Who loves spinach? Get ready for these delectable spinach balls recipe which can be made gluten-free, no-carb, and with the always tasty Great Day Farms eggs.
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Spinach Balls (Great for Football & Entertaining!)
I 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! I blame my parents for this love of spinach, they’d always get me to eat it asking if I wanted to be “strong like Popeye” when I was a child (and it worked, haha)!
When a neighbor-friend of mine came over one day with spinach balls and a homemade 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.
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Can I Make Spinach Balls in Bulk?
Absolutely! When 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), it is THAT GOOD! Let’s get to it!!
Other Appetizer Recipes to try!
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesdillas (like Chili’s)
- Slow Cooker Gluten Free Cocktail Meatballs
- Chicken Fajita Queso Dip
Ingredients Needed to Make Spinach Balls
To make this delicious spinach balls appetizer recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- Frozen spinach
- Shredded mozzarella
- Parmesan cheese
- Bread crumbs
- Whole wheat pastry flour
- Seasonings, such as fresh ground salt and pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning mix (or oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme)
- Optional! To “up” the wow factor here, you can add some olive oil roasted garlic! Find out how to roast garlic in olive oil with Karen’s easy instructions!
Equipment and Tools Needed to Make Spinach Balls
- Large mixing bowl
- Rubber spatula or wooden spoon (I prefer using the spatula to help scrape every last delicious bit out of the bowl)
- Cookie scoop, meatballer, or teaspoon
- Baking sheet or baking stones
- Parchment paper or silicone baking mat
How to Make This Spinach Balls Appetizer Recipe
Preheat your oven to 350; whisk together your eggs in a large bowl, and season generously with fresh ground salt and pepper. Add 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.
NOTE: 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.
Using 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 or baking sheet or baking stones. They don’t rise or spread, so you can put them pretty closely together on the sheet/stone.
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Bake 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!
But, 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!
Get ready to devour the awesomeness! Check out the insides of ’em, sooooo super yum!
And if you’re not bringing these to a party or get-together, don’t forget to share with a neighbor or friend (or two) the way these were shared with me originally! You never know who you’ll make a spinach fan like my parents did with me! 🙂 You can help make someone else’s day! I hope you ENJOY making and eating these as much as we do!
What Other Appetizer Recipes Can I Make?
These appetizer recipes are tried and true, check ’em out!
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Spinach Balls (Can be Gluten-Free/No Carb)
- 1 frozen package of spinach 10-12 oz, thawed and thoroughly drained
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded
- 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour all-purpose flour, or almond flour (for gluten free). You may need more depending on moistness of spinach.
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon italian seasoning oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme
- 2 Goldrich/Great Day Farms eggs beaten
- fresh-ground Himalayan sea salt
- fresh-ground pepper
- Whisk together eggs in a big bowl, season the egg, add in spinach, mix until well combined.
- Add in shredded mozzarella, mix well.
- Add in remaining ingredients, blend and mash completely.
- Using a cookie scoop or teaspoon, form into small balls (the size of a meatball) on a sprayed cookie sheet or pizza stone.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
- Let cool for five minutes before serving.
- Can be stored in fridge and served cold, or reheated again.
10 thoughts on “Spinach Balls (Great for Football & Entertaining!)”
I was not prepared for how addicting and delicious these would be! We will be making them again. Had them along with your Asian meatball recipe – both delish.
Oh thank you so much, Bella!!! These really ARE that addicting (especially with a good dill dip)! I love that they were paired with my Asian meatball recipe, yay! Thrilled you shared with me, I appreciate you! 🙂
This is a great recipe to sneak spinach into dishes. My kids just loved it without knowing they are eating any spinach.
Yay, I’m so so glad you guys loved these! They’re SO tasty! 🙂
I love spinach and love to try new recipes using them. These spinach balls turned out so good. And such an amazing way to sneak greens in.
Thank you!! Right? I love sneaking veggies in wherever I can! I’m so glad you liked these!! 🙂
I made the gluten free version of this recipe you mentioned and it turned out so good! I loved the flavors and the balls held together well! (No pun intended). Delicious recipe!
Yay, I’m so glad!! I love how versatile these are! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
We had some friends over last night, so I made these for our appetizer. Everyone gobbled them up! Love the flavor the Parmesan added and they were really simple to make.
Yay I’m so glad you loved these, too! Thank you SO much!!!