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Easy Appetizers – Spinach Balls with Cheese and Mixed Herbs



By Rebecca Garcia


Entertaining your guests at home can be expensive, especially when you've eyes only for high-end extravagant food. Lobster, truffles, foie gras and caviar can impress but how many of us can afford in such swanky fashion? Inexpensive entertainment doesn't mean "cheap"; it can still be stylish at very minimal cost.


If you're planning a cozy get-together or a Superbowl party, try this tasty yet cheap finger food appetizers – spinach balls with cheese and mixed herbs.


These dainty little morsels are easy to eat, pretty to look at and finger-licking good! What's more, they freeze well unbaked so make a large batch ahead of time and be ready for a party anytime!

Spinach Balls Recipe

Here are the ingredients you need to serve 10 to 15 people:

12 ounces spinach, fresh or frozen chopped

1 cup breadcrumbs

½ teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

¼ teaspoon dried rosemary

¼ teaspoon dried thyme

½ cup chopped green onions

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese*

3 eggs, lightly beaten

⅓ cup butter, melted

a dash of grated nutmeg

salt and pepper, to taste


How to make spinach balls

Wash spinach well, discard hard stems and place into a saucepan. Cover and steam spinach over medium heat for about 5 to 7 minutes till the spinach has wilted and cooked. Remove and rinse under cold water.


Drain and squeeze dry, then chop the spinach. If using frozen spinach, cook according to package and drain well.


Preheat oven to 375˚F.


In a large bowl, combine spinach, breadcrumbs, parsley, rosemary, thyme, green onions, cheese, eggs, butter, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Mix well.


Shape into 1-inch balls, place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Enjoy spinach balls with your favorite dips!


*You can use low fat cheese if you want a healthy version of spinach balls.


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easy spinach balls with cheese appetizers