Super Simple Spinach Balls!

Super Simple Spinach Balls, the name says it all. Make these, freeze them, then you have the perfect appetizer ready to pop in the oven for any occasion.

I have been making these Super Simple Spinach Balls for many many years! My dear friend Karen gave me a spinach ball recipe way back when and, because the kitchen is my playground, I have taken her original recipe and “kicked it up a notch.”

It was an obvious appetizer to serve for our Gr8 dinner with the theme “Gr8 Goes Green.” This is an easy recipe to prepare, freeze and have on hand for those last minute plans. These balls can be served as an appetizer or a fun side-dish addition to your meal.

Super Simple Spinach Balls, the name says it all. Make these, freeze them, then you have the perfect appetizer ready to pop in the oven for any occasion.

They are super good all alone or served with a sauce of your choice. We came up with a simple sauce that you can serve along side the spinach balls although my preference is to pop one in my mouth whole!

Super Simple Spinach Balls, the name says it all. Make these, freeze them, then you have the perfect appetizer ready to pop in the oven for any occasion.

Right before Thanksgiving I make one batch and freeze them and then have enough to serve for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The ease of popping them in the oven straight from the freezer is Gr8!

Super Simple Spinach Balls, the name says it all. Make these, freeze them, then you have the perfect appetizer ready to pop in the oven for any occasion.

Don’t forget to save a nibble for yourself!

Super Simple Spinach Balls, the name says it all. Make these, freeze them, then you have the perfect appetizer ready to pop in the oven for any occasion.

Edited from the original publication of December 30, 2016.

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Super Simple Spinach Balls

This is a Gr8 make ahead holiday appetizer. Keep some in your freezer for last minute guests.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Super Simple Spinach Balls
Servings: 54 pieces
Author: Kyle

Special Equipment

  • 1 1/4" cookie scoop, if available
  • Cookie Sheet or Baking Pan

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces frozen chopped spinach,, thawed and excess moisture squeezed out
  • 6 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup minced onion
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups grated jack or pepper jack cheese, about 6 ounces
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 14 ounces Pepperidge Farm Stuffing, one large bag, classic stuffing (not cubed stuffing)
  • Simple Sauce, recipe below

Simple Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

Spinach Balls

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Squeeze the excess water from the spinach and put into a large mixing bowl. (If the spinach is not chopped small enough, then go ahead and chop some more.)
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix well by hand. (I wear latex gloves while mixing and making the balls.)
  • Form the mixture into 1-inch balls using a small cookie or ice cream scoop or just roll into a ball with your hands. (We use a 1 1/4″ cookie scoop.)
  • Place the balls on a cookie sheet. They can be close together, just not touching.
  • Bake for 8 – 10 minutes until warmed through and a bit golden brown.
  • Let cool a few minutes and then transfer to a serving plate.

Simple Sauce

  • Combine all ingredients and serve.

Video

Notes

Gr8 Do-Ahead Tip:
These spinach balls can be made through step 5 and then frozen on the cookie sheet for about an hour. Once frozen, put the balls in a plastic container or plastic freezer bag. They will keep for 1 – 2 months in the freezer. When ready to bake, take out as many balls as you need and bake as directed above for about 20-30 minutes (no need to thaw before baking).
Super Simple Spinach Balls, the name says it all. Make these, freeze them, then you have the perfect appetizer ready to pop in the oven for any occasion.
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4 COMMENTS

  1. Kyle | 3rd Jan 17

    Yes, Lon, you are so right! Make them ahead, freeze, and only take out and bake as many as you need! Would be a Gr8 small plate addition!

  2. Claudia Kerns | 2nd Jan 17

    Also perfect for a girls’ evening in with wine and small plates!! Thank you!!

  3. Kyle | 11th Apr 16

    Hi Dana! This is easy and tasty. Add more or less thyme and cayenne as you would like and let us know what you think. Thanks for being a Gr8 friend! We love your feedback!

  4. Dana Gylys | 10th Apr 16

    Looks like a really easy and tasty recipe! If it’s got thyme and cayenne in it, it’s got to be good!

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