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Spinach Balls

This recipe is one of those gluten free appetizer recipes that you'll want to make for every party.

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Spinach Balls
Spinach Balls
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Even if you’re not a fan of spinach, you’ve got to try this yummy appetizer. These Spinach Balls are delicious to eat and incredibly easy to make. The spinach, cheeses, and bread crumbs combine to create an appetizer that is full of flavor. Each batch serves about 24 people, making these spinach balls perfect for your next party. The only bad thing about these spinach balls is that they’ll disappear faster than you could ever imagine. You’ll go for seconds and the plate will be empty! If you somehow end up with leftovers, then don't worry, these spinach balls are great warmed up the next day. You might think that gluten free appetizer recipes might be difficult, but this recipe for spinach balls will prove you wrong! With just fifteen minutes of cook time, you can make this appetizer at the last minute or while your other dishes are cooking.

Yields40 spinach balls

Cooking Time15 min

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 3 ounces finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry Italian spice mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 cups Corn Chex cereal, finely crushed to fill 1 1/2 cups
  • 3 tablespoons gluten free flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Place spinach into a strainer and press with a wooden spoon to remove as much moisture as possible. Roll spinach in a linen towel and twist until completely dry.

  3. In a large bowl, combine melted butter and eggs and beat until frothy. Add cheeses, spices, and parsley and stir to combine. Add spinach and mix well, then stir in cereal and flour, mixing until there are no longer any large clumps of spinach visible.

  4. Use a small ice cream scoop to portion the mixture, rolling the mixture in your palms to create smooth balls. Place onto prepared baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes.

Notes

Spinach balls may be mixed and formed, then frozen in a single layer until solid. Store in re-sealable plastic bags up to one month. Do not thaw before baking. Simply place the spinach balls on parchment-lined baking sheets and bake 15 to 20 minutes. 

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I wasn't sure if I'd like these or not, but I actually really enjoyed them! They would be a great appetizer to bring to parties.

I've been in love with these spinach balls since the first time I tried them (about 2 years ago). They have a great flavor and texture to them. I could eat a whole batch by myself. Easily.

These are soooo good. I could eat a whole plate!

I was surprised by how much I loved these spinach balls. They were amazing! I'll definitely be making this recipe again.

I was actually surprised at how delicious these are. I had to go back for seconds! The spinach isn't overpowering at all. I feel like even kids would like these. It would be a great way to sneak some healthy spinach into their meal.

Literally can't get enough of these. I could eat an entire plate on my own. SO, SO delicious. Love the crunch, love the cheese flavor. Did I mention they were delicious? Mrs. Nesbitt approves!

Definitely going to make these for the Superbowl party! Gluten free + cheesy + healthy spinach = LOVE.

I love this recipe. These spinach balls are delicious, and not overpowering. They have the perfect amount of spinach in them.

I like these quite a bit, but I agree that they need to be a bit more seasoned. Something spicy would be PERFECT.

I'm obsessed with these! Cheesy, slightly crunchy, and bite-sized, these are perfect for snacking or entertaining. YUM.

Wow, these are SO GOOD. Cheesy and filling and delicious. Exactly what I crave when I set out to make a spinach ball recipe.

I loved that they formed a crunchy crust. I would may be add more spices or some red pepper flakes next time.

I make these at least once a month. They are so good, I can eat just them for my dinner. They don't taste "healthy" at all even though there is a ton of spinach in them!

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