Easy Baked Spinach Balls

A healthy and tasty appetizer that’s vegetarian, low carb and can be easily adjusted to gluten-free and vegan.



1 tablespoon avocado or Olive Oil

1   12-ounce package of frozen spinach thawed and drained

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 cloves crushed garlic

1/2 cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs

1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage or 1 teaspoon dried

1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme or 3/4 teaspoon dried

dash of nutmeg

2 eggs


preheat oven to 350

heat oil in a pan over medium heat, add the garlic and onions and cook until translucent  – about 3 minutes

Add drained spinach into a bowl

Next, add the garlic onions, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, herbs and mix well

beat two eggs and add them to the mixture, stir well

place mixture in the fridge for about 30 minutes so that they will be easier to form into balls

using your hands form the mixture into 3/4 inch balls and place on a parchment lined sheet and bake for 30 minutes



For a gluten-free version, use 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds in place of the breadcrumbs

For a vegan version,  Use 1/4 cup nutritional yeast in place of Parmesan cheese & 2 flax eggs  (1 tablespoon + 2 tablespoons water for each egg) for a vegan version

Use fresh Spinach 8 cups of fresh spinach – add to boiling water, rinse drain and chop.  Continue with recipe instructions above