Saturday, May 15, 2010


Come to find out J doesn't like spinach. He wasn't thrilled when I put the spinach balls out as an appetizer while I finished up dinner. Then he tried one. Really, these are spinach - this is good - we'll have to get the recipe. He also ate the salad before we told him it was spinach. I find most people who don't like spinach because all they've ever had was over cooked bland greens. Here is the spinach ball recipe that converted him. I was told I need to work on broccoli with him next. I use a 1 tsp. scoop to make them uniform. You're looking for the size of a melon ball.

Spinach Balls

2 10 oz pkgs. frozen chopped spinach, cooked and squeezed dry
4 eggs
1 medium onion, chopped
½ cup parmesan cheese
½ cup butter, melted
½ tsp thyme
2 cups stuffing mix (Pepperidge farms, etc. or croutons)
2 cloves garlic chopped
Pepper to taste

Put onions in food processor to chop. Add stuffing mix and pulse until combined. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Chill one to two hours.

Roll into small balls. (You can freeze them at this point) Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes. Makes 40 to 60 balls.

If you don’t have a food processor, mix spinach with beaten eggs. Chop the onions fine and add along with the rest of the ingredients. Mix well and chill one to two hours.


Martha said...

Thank you for the recipe, is it okay if I link this up at my other blog I contribute to, The Motivation Station? Thanks so much and I love spinach!

Kathy said...

That looks wonderful. I am definately going to try it. I love spinach, but as you said, I didn't know it until I made it myself. I started with spinach salad that was really popular in the 70s, then much later, learned I can cook it and eat it. I also like other greens like collards. In school, they cooked them so long they looked like something the cat threw up.