Parmesan Spinach Balls Recipe -
Parmesan Spinach Balls Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Parmesan Spinach Balls

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"These delicious little appetizers are always a hit. Serve warm or at room temperature with a good quality mustard. These can be frozen unbaked and popped into the oven when unexpected guests pop in."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the frozen chopped spinach, Italian-style seasoned bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, butter, green onion, eggs, salt and pepper. Shape the mixture into 1 inch balls.
  3. Arrange the balls in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven 10 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 18, 2005

I tried this recipe for a church finger food luncheon. It was well received and several people asked for the recipe. I also had a couple of people say they don't care for spinach but heard others saying how good they were so they tried them and they loved them too. I did follow several of the suggestions offered by other members. I thawed and squeezed dry the spinach before beginning. I cut the Italian bread crumbs to 1 cup. I used one med. yellow onion (instead of the green onions) and 2 cloves of minced garlic and sauteed those in the 1/2 cup butter. I also took another recommendation and added about 1/3 cup of crumbled bacon. I made them no larger than 1 inch and they took every bit of 30 minutes to achieve the light brown. They weren't over cooked in the center at all. They were no where close to being done at 15 minutes. I'd definitely make these again. They were delicious and very well received. But for me they took considerably longer to make and considerably longer to bake than stated in the menu. Partially due to my additions. No matter. They're worth the time either way!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 08, 2008

I would have given this recipe 4 stars if it had been me who liked it! I made this the other day for a finger food social night, but wasn't impressed when I tried it for myself, so I wasn't going to take it. My hubby tried it and liked it as did my son so I decided to take it and they really liked it and asked for the recipe! Maybe my taste buds were just off that day - I don't know, but it was definitely easy to make (but a bit messy) and quick also.

Mar 13, 2003

This was super easy to thow together, but I felt it need a little bit more flavor so I added 3-4 cloves of mnced garlic and 1 tsp of cyanne and it gave this recipe the extra flavor and kick it needed.

Dec 07, 2003

These were a huge hit at the party! I cut back on the bread crumbs, added garlic and onion powder, cayenne and some yellow onion. I took LGRIER514's advice and rolled the balls into more parm. I served this with a marina sauce and a sweet honey mustard sauce. Excellent and healthy too Tish!

Jan 25, 2004

These are pretty good. I made a batch of them on Friday night for Valentine's Day hors d'oeuvres and only baked a small amount. My husband and I really enjoyed them. I froze the rest for a dinner party this week. I added some cayenne and garlic powder to this recipe and rolled them in fresh grated parmesan before baking as suggested. I didn't serve a dipping sauce, but I have some pizza sauce left in my refrigerator that I'm going to heat up for my company this week. I'm going to pull them out of the freezer in advance so they'll thaw since I don't know if I can bake them frozen or not. Very easy, and definitely a keeper for the freezer. -- P.S. I pulled them out of the freezer the other night and let them defrost before baking them for my guests. I find that either fresh or defrosted, they need 15 minutes to cook. They were fabulous, and all of my guests loved them!

Dec 22, 2005

I made my own variation of these. I only used 1 cup of bread crumbs. I sauteed with the butter 3 cloves of garlic. I also added lots of crumbled bacon. I added extra Parmesan cheese, a little paprika, and hot sauce. These are absolutely fantastic!

Jan 16, 2005

Pretty good base, but I spruced it up a little. I used only 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs, added garlic, 1 T hot sauce, 1 cup sour cream and sauteed 1 cup onion in the butter. I also added some chopped artichoke hearts. I didn't add salt and used only 3 eggs. It gave it much more flavor!

May 30, 2007

My husband and I loved these. I only had plain bread crumbs so I added some italian herbs (oregano, thyme, basil). I took the advise of other reviewers and sauted some garlic and yellow onion in the butter and omitted the green onion. These smelled wonderful while they were baking. I took them to a potluck of about 40 people, but few people ate them. A friend of mine (who ate 6) said people just didn't know what they were. Next time I'll label them. This made my husband happy, though, because he got to eat the left-overs. These things were terrific and my friends don't know what they missed


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  • Calories
  • 258 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 108 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 11.8 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 633 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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