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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!



Spinach Balls

Ingredients:

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
½ salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Method:

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.

Delicious! 


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37 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Spinach is one of my favourite foods - yummy. Diane

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Too funny! My first thought was, "that sounds appetizing!", in a sarcastic way! I'll bet they are great though. Can we call them something else though? Like maybe Spinach rounds? Or Spinach circles? Hmmm... We'll have to work on that. :-)

Pam said...

Diane, me too! Love spinach in about any way it is cooked!

Debbi, LOL!!! OK, rounds it is!!! You have a good day!

Clements Family said...

Wow...that is really creative! We would love those!

Cristie said...

I love having things at the ready, so you can pull them out and concentrate on things that require more attention. This a prefect recipe to fit that bill. Thanks to your mother and you :)

Lyndsey said...

Debbi - lol!

I love spinach, I even liked it as a kid, but I had to have lemon juice on it. I always have it in the freezer, the chopped kind in a bag so I can grab some to use in a quiche of stuffed chicken breast with feta, whenever I need it. Finally got so my daughter is ok with it. So these sound perfect with the butter, parmesan and all! Yum!

mr. pineapple man said...

popeye! i love spinach and your recipe looks mighty delicious!

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

Spinach is the stuff!! Love the way these look=)

Zia Elle said...

They look fantastic! I love spinach and I love vegetable balls!
Great your mom's recipe!!

Anne said...

Oh wow, those sound delicious- I love spinach and haven't seen anything like that before!

Pam said...

Clements Family, thanks! They are good!

Cristie, you're welcome! I too always loves things that can be done ahead for the same reason. Thanks!

Lyndsey, lol! Debbi is too funny! I too liked spinach when I was a kid, can't say the same for my kids though and I'm sure one of them doesn't even like it now. Right, Bubba? Good for you daughter!


mr. pineapple man, I bet Popeye would be hooked on this with his spinach fetish. Thanks!

Adventures in Domestic Cooking, thanks! It's a great appetizer!

Zia Elle, me too! Spinach is the way to go! Have a good day!

Anne, thank you! They're different and yummy!

Susan said...

This is an old time favorite. It goes over so well as a take along for a party.

Pam said...

Susan, yes! It's and oldie but goodie! Thanks for stopping by!

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

Mom's recipes are always the best recipes!

Pam said...

Linda, they are but yours are great also! Thanks!

Dodie said...

I have made these, only didn't cook the spinach, just thawed it out. They are so good and can eat just like candy. HA

Angie's Recipes said...

These spinach balls look fantastic!

À LA GRAHAM said...

They looks great! I have never had anything like that. I love spinach, and this is the perfect recipe for the abundance in my fridge!

JG said...

Spinach is so good! I plan on making these. The added plus is they can be frozen! Thanks!

Celeste said...

What a great idea! Looks amazing :)

Dishesdone said...

I have to make these, my kids would love them! Looks delicious!

Little Inbox said...

First time heard of veggie balls. Sounds delicious.

Pam said...

Dodie: Thanks! That makes sense and the way to do it! They are like candy, for sure!

Angie's Recipes, thanks and you have a good evening!

À LA GRAHAM, there you go! A good recipe for you to try!

JG, freezing them first is the good part! Very easy to bake later.

Celeste, thank you! Have a great rest of the day!

Dishesdone, way to go with your kids! Good for them! Thanks for stopping by!

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

Spinach is a favorite in this house and I am always looking for new ways to use it! These will be a hit at our house!

Pam said...

Little Inbox, they are! Thanks for the visit and good evening!


Autumn @Good Eats Girl, wonderful! I'm so glad to give you another spinach recipe! You have a great evening!

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Creative spinach course. Well Done!

Cheers

Pam said...

Lazaro Cooks! Thank you! Have a good day!

My Little Space said...

What an interesting recipe! My family don't really like taking spinach and now I've found a better way for them. hehe.... Thanks!
Cheers, Kristy

Pam said...

My Little Space, LOL! Great, hope you give it a go! Cheers to you!

Lisa said...

How cool! We love spinach and these look really good! Thanks for the recipe! TGIF!

Karen said...

I'm sure I could eat a whole pan of these... how delicious!

Pam said...

Lisa, thanks! This makes a great appetizer for spinach lover's!

Karen, me too! They're definitely addicting!

Chris said...

These are very close to the Italian dish, ravioli gnudi (naked ravioli). That name isn't much better, ha ha.

Sweet and Savory said...

I love spinach. Keep these recipes coming. They are great.

Pam said...

Chris, ha ha! Love those Italian dishes, especially with spinach!

Sweet and Savory, me too! Glad you like it!

Mimi said...

We had these at a party years ago, they were fantastic. I didn't know the hostess well, and I was shy about asking for her recipe. Thanks for not only suppling the recipe but reminding me just how great these are.
Mimi

Pam said...

Mimi, the memories we have from some foods are great. I can remember one time I asked someone for her recipe and she said she didn't share any of her recipes with anyone. You just never know!