Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Mom's Spinach Balls
This is another of Mom’s recipes. It’s simple and makes a delicious dish.
OK, maybe the name doesn’t make your mouth water but, read on. Spinach is not the only ingredient in them. There is stuffing mix, Parmesan cheese, butter and seasonings all mixed together, formed into meatball-sized balls and baked. This dish works well as a side dish but makes a really savory appetizer along with your favorite dip.
I remember when Mom first made them years ago. These little spinach balls disappeared fast and I thought there were about as good as candy. Even if you don’t like spinach, I bet you will like these as there is not really a strong spinach taste.
One thing that is great is that the spinach balls may be made ahead of time and frozen. If they are solidly frozen, allow a little longer baking time. They’re great!
2 packages chopped spinach, cooked and drained well
2 cups Pepperidge Farm Stuffing Mix
1 onion, chopped
1¼ sticks butter, melted
½ cup Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Slightly cook spinach and drain very well.
Mix all ingredients together.
Take up mixture with a scoop.
Round into meatball-sized balls.
Place on cookie sheet and refrigerate until ready to bake.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.