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baked spinach balls on a tray

Easy Baked Spinach Balls


  • Author: anne
  • Prep Time: 45
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: Approximately 20 spinach balls 1x

Description

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


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Ingredients

  • 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 chopped almonds that have been chopped in a food processor or blender
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme or 3/4 teaspoon dried
  • 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Instructions

  1. preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. thaw the spinach at room temperature or place it in a microwave to thaw. Once it is thawed out, set it aside
  3. heat the oil in a pan over medium heat, add the garlic and onions and cook them until they become translucent  – about 3 minutes.  
  4. Stir in the spinach and cook for about 5 minutes until all of the liquid is absorbed.
  5. Mix in the nuts, sage, thyme and nutmeg; cook the mixture for a few minutes longer
  6. Add the parmesan cheese and mix it in well. Turn the heat off and allow the mixture to cool off for a few minutes before adding the eggs.
  7. Once the mixture is close to room temperature, add the two beaten eggs and stir well.
  8. Place the mixture in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. This will firm up the mixture which will make it easier to form it into balls. 
  9. Once the spinach mixture has been chilled, use your hands to form the mixture into 3/4 inch balls and arrange them on a parchment-lined sheet, and bake for 30 minutes.

Notes

Fresh spinach can be used in place of frozen spinach. Here is how: add one pound of fresh spinach into a pan of boiling water, turn off the heat. Once the spinach melts drain it and continue with instructions above.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Spinach Balls, gluten-free spinach balls