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Spinach Balls

Spinach Balls
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Spinach Balls

Spinach Balls are a perfect party appetizer.  They are delicious and easy to make.  I serve them with cocktail napkins and a toothpick, but they are great as finger food as well.

I have been making these since the ’80s and they always disappear quickly.  Of course, I tweaked the recipe slightly to make them even more of a favorite.  I had a taste for Spanikopita, so I added some feta cheese and lemon zest which I add to my Spanikopita.  When working with the feta, be sure to crumble it into small pieces.

Also, don’t just think appetizers with these Spinach Balls.

  • Add pasta and a sauce and serve these as a main course.
  • Looking for an alternative to a falafel sandwich?  Use these Spinach Balls instead.
  • They also make a fun side dish.
  • Lastly, try a Spinach Ball veggie burger.  So good.

To make these Spinach Balls, preheat your oven to 350oF.  In a medium size bowl and using a strainer, strain the frozen chopped spinach. Squeeze all of the liquid out of the thawed spinach. Allow the spinach to sit in the strainer and continue to strain while you prepare the other ingredients.

Over eight ounces of liquid came out when I strained and squeezed the spinach.

Spinach Balls - Spinach Juice

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Taste the mixture to see if you need to adjust the seasonings.  Some seasoned croutons, are not very seasoned at all.  I find the Caesar Croutons to have the most flavor.  I added a little more garlic powder, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to the mix.  Add a little at a time so you don’t over season, especially with the salt.

Spinach Balls Prio

Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.  Remove from the refrigerator.  Using a cookie scoop, roll into 1-2 inch size balls. Place Spinach Balls on a parchment or Silpat rimmed lined baking sheet.  A little of the butter leaks out so you want to make sure your baking sheet has a slight rim.

Spinach Balls Prior to Baking

Bake in a preheated 350oF oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until they are a light golden brown.

Spinach Balls

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Spinach Balls

January 16, 2022
: 3 dozen, depending on size

A delicious and easy to make appetizer that everyone will love.

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Ingredients
  • 2 packages (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach (thawed and drained well, squeezed)
  • 2 cups Caesar croutons, ground in a blender
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 ounces finely crumbled feta
  • 1 1/2 to 2 lemons, zest only
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • kosher salt to taste
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Step 2 In a medium size bowl and using a strainer, strain the frozen chopped spinach. Squeeze all of the liquid out of the thawed spinach. Allow the spinach to sit in the strainer and continue to strain while you prepare the other ingredients.
  • Step 3 In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Check the mixture to see if you need to adjust the seasonings.
  • Step 4 Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Step 5 Remove from the refrigerator.  Using a cookie scoop, roll into 1-2 inch size balls. Place Spinach Balls on a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet that has a rim.
  • Step 6 Bake in a preheated 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until they are a light golden brown.
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