These Easy Spinach Balls are a perfect party appetizer. Prep the recipe ahead of time for easy entertaining or serve them as a kid-friendly vegetable option at dinner!
As I’m sure all you football fans out there know, The Super Bowl is coming up in a couple weeks! And that means one thing – party time! And the best part about parties is food! Specifically, finger food! Enter these Easy Spinach Balls.
These are one of my dad’s all-time favorite foods. My mom has been making these for years but my dad always complains that she doesn’t make them often enough. While we were visiting them for Christmas, she made some and would you believe that Squish literally gobbled them up? He thought they were the greatest!!
So, these could alternately be titled- how to get your one-year-old to eat a green vegetable. #winning. Problem was, my mom’s recipe was slightly lacking in the nutrition department…so when we got home from our visit, I did some playing around with the recipe in my own kitchen and came up with a slightly modified version that still tastes just as good!
Here’s how you make them:
These Spinach Balls are a perfect party appetizer. Prep the recipe ahead of time for easy entertaining or serve them as a kid-friendly vegetable option at dinner!
- 1- 10 oz package of chopped, frozen spinach
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 Tbsp melted butter
- 2 Tbsp plain yogurt
- 2 Tbsp green onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 tsp papper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- Defrost spinach and wring well in a towel to remove excess moisture.
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well to combine.
- Form into balls with your hands, squeezing tightly.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes, turning once.
You can easily eat these plain, but if you’re feeling fancy, you could whip up a quick dipping sauce to go along with them! I mixed some thai chili sauce with plain yogurt and sriracha and it was a great combo!
If you are serving these at a party, you could easily prep them ahead of time and then just pop them in the oven right before party time. My next test will be to see if these freeze well. Since Squish loves them, it’d be nice to have some on hand in the freezer that I could just pop out and defrost to serve him with dinner. I’ll keep you guys posted on how that works. My parents are coming into town this week so it’ll be the perfect time to test them out.