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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 ¼" 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
  • ¾ cup minced onion
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups grated jack or pepper jack cheese, about 6 ounces
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 14 ounces Pepperidge Farm Stuffing, one large bag, classic stuffing (not cubed stuffing)
  • Simple Sauce, recipe below

Simple Sauce

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ¼ - ½ 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. (I use a medium 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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