Sunday, January 15, 2012

Spinach Balls!

So I was searching for recipes that use vegetable broth since we had some leftover from my husband's chili recipe and I came across these spinach balls from

They looked interesting so I decided to give it a try. I didn't use egg substitute, and just used 2 full eggs.

The balls came out well, but to me, a little bland. I felt they needed either a dipping sauce or an extra spice in the mix like crushed red pepper flakes or paprika or something. But otherwise they were a tasty little side to have with dinner. Or, you can put toothpicks in them and serve them as appetizers!

They were really easy to make but took just a short amount of time because I had to chop the onion. I was able to make these one night after work though, so it wasn't THAT involved.

The recipe is for 8 servings - I halved it as usual.


2 cups crushed seasoned stuffing
1 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup egg substitute (didn't use and used an extra egg instead)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 tablespoons reduced sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry


In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients.

Stir in spinach until blended. Roll into 1-in. balls.

Place in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve hot.



  1. You can also make the spinach in an 8" square pan. This might save some time.

  2. In regards to the time spent chopping onions - I buy a bag of onions, take a Sunday, chop them all up, then spread them out on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer to freeze and then put them in a freezer ziploc bag. By freezing them in a single layer, they don't all stick together, and then I have chopped onion without all the work when i need them (they also sell frozen chopped onion - which I guess is even easier)