Best Ever Spinach Balls Appetizer
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Savory little bites of spinach, garlic, spices, and two kinds of cheese, today I’m sharing with you my recipe for the Best Ever Spinach Balls Appetizer. You might want to make a second batch, because these go fast at parties!
Happy first Monday of the New Year, everybody!
I hope you’re all as excited as I am to take on 2016! New year, new recipes!
Today I’m going to share with you one of my fiance Andrew’s favorite party starters, the Best Ever Spinach Balls Appetizer. His mother used to make a version of this, and I’ve taken the recipe and added a few different ingredients of my own.
Savory, cheesy, and it even includes a vegetable! You may have to make a second batch of these, they’re THAT good.
As 2016 begins, now is the time we should take to reflect on 2015. What we liked, what we didn’t like, and what we can do to make 2016 even better. Do you have any good resolutions? I’m setting small, obtainable goals: Eat more vegetables, give the cat more treats, drink more water, finish binge-watching Breaking Bad, and to save more money (for our wedding, yay!).
I’m also (and most importantly!) stepping back and taking a good, looooong look at Dishing Delish to see what I can bring you that we’ll both love. The first thing I’m going to do this year is a little bit of re-branding. I’m still keeping the name Dishing Delish, but from here on out this blog will be 100% gluten free.
You’ll still be able to convert most of my recipes for my non-GF readers, so don’t freak out, there is still deliciousness in your future!
For the new year, I’d like to start with one of Andrew’s favorite recipes, the Best Ever Spinach Balls Appetizer.
I know you’re going to enjoy it as much as we do!
How to Make the Best Ever Spinach Balls Appetizer
First, preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a large baking sheet and set aside.
Then add your 2 cups of thawed chopped spinach to a large bowl.
Next you’re going at add all of your other ingredients to the bowl.
That’s 2 cups of Italian seasoned breadcrumbs.
1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese.
Crack in your 3 eggs.
And all of that melted butter (1/2 cup).
Then you can throw in your 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and 1/2 tsp each of salt and black pepper.
And of course your 1 tsp of garlic powder.
There’s never enough garlic powder, in my opinion.
Then you mix it all together!
Next, you form it into balls and place on your greased baking sheet. You can use a small ice cream scoop to help make sure all of your balls are the same size, which will help them cook more evenly.
I used parchment paper, because I love it. It makes the pans much easier to clean after.
Parchment paper is pretty much the best invention ever.
Then bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes, or until they’re golden brown and delicious looking.
That’s it, you’re done!
Easiest fancy appetizer ever.
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Spinach Ball Appetizers
- 20 oz frozen chopped spinach, defrosted, drained
- 2 cups gluten free breadcrumbs
- 1 cups Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 bunch green onions, chopped
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup white cheddar, shredded
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- baking sheet
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl mix together spinach, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, butter, green onions, eggs, cheddar, salt, pepper, and garlic.
- Form into balls and place on a large greased baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until spinach balls are golden brown and cooked through.
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