Appetizing Spinach Balls
Spinach mixed along with herb flavored bread crumbs, onions, cheese, and eggs rolled into small balls and baked to perfection makes a wholesome appetizer. Very easy and a quick recipe, crammed with flavor and packed with all the nutrients. Since I have a special memory attached with this recipe I just wanted to post it!
However if you Google it out you can find endless pages of spinach ball recipes with different variations.
This is a very popular appetizer and the best thing about this recipe is that these can be frozen unbaked or baked and can be used when needed.
I had first tasted these little appetizers at a Thanks Giving dinner 4 years back. We had been to my hubby dear’s friend Jay’s parents(Gope Uncle & Nancy) place in Baltimore, MD and his mom Nancy a very dear friend of ours had cooked up a whole traditional Thanks giving meal that day. In fact it was my first year here in the US and I was completely new to the American traditions and the food as well! Their whole house was filled with all the aromas with food! I was feeling so home sick and Nancy made me feel right at home. I just cannot forget that day and the memorable occasion. We had so many interesting conversations, played Monopoly which was so much fun, spent a lot of time chit chatting. They made us feel so comfortable and at ease. We had wonderful time that day and today we are like family to them and vise versa and we have been visiting them for every Thanks Giving since then! She is a wonderful cook & makes all kinds of food including Indian!! She had so many varieties of appetizers and this was one such appetizer which had no meat. Since I eat eggs I was happy to try this out! I just loved the taste and flavor of the herbs, cheese, spinach baked all together!
So here’s the list of ingredients.
•1 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
•3 ounces herb seasoned stuffing mix or Italian-style seasoned bread crumbs (I used the Kraft stove top stuffing mix with Traditional Sage flavor)
•1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
•1/4 cup butter, melted
•2 small green onion, finely chopped
•3 eggs, lightly beaten
•salt and pepper to taste
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2.In a medium bowl, mix the frozen chopped spinach, herb seasoned stuffing mix or Italian-style seasoned bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, butter, green onions, eggs, salt and pepper. Shape the mixture into 1 inch balls.
3.Arrange the balls in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.