Spinach Parmesan Balls

5 Jun

Every kid loves spaghetti with meatballs. Well, enough discrimination against the vegetarians. Now veggie kids can have spaghetti with spinach parmesan balls! These flavorful spinach parmesan balls are super easy to make and can be served as an appetizer or added to a simple pasta dish. 

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Q: What is a dancer’s favorite kind of vegetable?
A: Spin-ach.

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Ingredients: Makes 12 spinach balls.
  • 10 oz. frozen chopped spinach
  • 7 tbsp. Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup melted & unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup finely diced red onion
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3 eggs
  • parchment paper (for baking)
Assembly:  
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Remove excess water from thawed spinach by pressing it between paper towels. Do this at least three or four times and you will notice that lots of water will continue to come out. The spinach may still be moist but should not be dripping wet when you are done.
  3. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl (which will be used for other ingredients too in step 4).
  4. Add onion, garlic, bread crumbs, spinach, and parmesan. Mix well.
  5. Roll the mixture into individual balls, as big or small as you like. Tip: An ice cream scoop may come in handy. 
  6. Place each one on a parchment-lined baking sheet. (I didn’t use parchment paper and instead oiled my cookie sheet; my spinach parmesan balls stuck to my cookie sheet. I will never forget to use parchment paper again! Plus, why use oil when it’s more calories??)
  7. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until slightly browned and crisp.
Serving suggestions:

  • Serve with spaghetti.
  • Serve as an appetizer (using toothpicks) with warm marinara sauce.

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buon apetito!
Pri

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ingredients

step 2

my new Anthropologie apron from R! Love it. And him. ♥

step 4

step 4

blogging / cooking / the usual

step 4: mix well

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serving suggestions

serving suggestions

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One Response to “Spinach Parmesan Balls”

  1. Becca's Green Kitchen June 5, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing. I’m glad I found this on here – your blog is great. 🙂

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