Spinach Balls are not only easy and fun to make but they also taste delicious! Chopped spinach is mixed with your favorite savory ingredients and rolled into cute bite sized balls that are perfect for lunch, dinner or any holiday occasion!
So you probably won't believe it but I’ve been making this yummy recipe since college...yes a long time! And it’s always been a favorite of mine. There are only 8 ingredients and it's super simple to make. So I am beyond excited to finally share this recipe with you today!
INGREDIENTS YOU'LL NEED
Chopped Spinach: Two small 9-10 oz frozen boxes of chopped spinach. Any brand will do, but it makes it easier if you can find a steamable microwave version.
Stuffing mix: There are a few different brands of stuffing mix out there. I use the stove top brand that is flavored with a cornbread seasoning. *(side note: I only use store bought stuffings for recipes like this lol, I make my own cornbread dressing)
Seasoning: Italian seasoning and/or thyme and garlic powder is all that is needed for this recipe.
Onion: 1 small finely chopped onion will give these spinach balls a ton of flavor
Parmesan cheese: Just a little shredded parmesan cheese also adds great flavor to this recipe. Feel free to use fresh or prepackaged cheese.
Butter and Eggs: Both will help bind all the ingredients together. *I only have 3 eggs pictured below, but the recipe does need 4 eggs.
HOW TO MAKE SPINACH BALLS
Full instructions are included in the recipe card below, but here’s a quick overview:
Step One: Melt your butter in a small saucepan or in the microwave and set it aside to cool. Thaw and warm up your spinach in the microwave according to package instructions. Once completely thawed, allow spinach to cool slightly, then drain liquid in a colander or mesh bag.
Step Two: In a large bowl, combine stuffing mix, chopped onion, spices, melted butter, cheese, eggs and spinach. Mix until thoroughly combined.
Step Three: Using a spoon or medium cookie scoop, scoop small portions of mixture and roll using your hands into small balls. Place spinach balls on a parchment or foil lined baking sheet.
Step Four: Bake in the oven until done. I like to flip mine halfway through so both sides can get a little brown.
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EASY SPINACH BALLS
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 8-10 1x
Spinach balls are easy & fun to make and perfect for any occasion!
- 2 boxes frozen spinach, cooked in microwave, cooled & drained
- 2 cups stuffing mix
- 1/2 cup butter, melted & cooled
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 4 eggs, beaten lightly
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Melt butter in a small saucepan or in a small bowl in your microwave. Set aside and allow butter to cool.
- In the microwave, thaw and cook spinach according to package directions (usually about 5-7 minutes). Once completely thawed, allow spinach to cool slightly, then drain and squeeze out liquid in the sink using a colander or mesh bag. Be sure to squeeze as much liquid as you can out of spinach.
- Next in a large bowl combine spinach, stuffing mix and all remaining ingredients.
- Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Next using a spoon or small cookie scoop, scoop small portions of mixture and roll using your hands into small balls. Place spinach balls on a parchment or non-stick foil lined baking sheet spaced apart.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through if you want both sides to have a golden brown color. Enjoy!
If you don’t have a small onion, only chop 1/2 of a medium onion and make sure it’s finely chopped.
- Prep Time: 15 min
- Cook Time: 20 min
Keywords: spinach balls, spinach cheese balls, appetizer food
Connie Meneese says
I am nota fan of spinach but am tempted to try this recipe😁
Yes!!! Please do! 🙂
Can these be made & frozen to bake later?
Sure. Just make sure to freeze them in a freezer safe storage bag.
Yes, I made these as an appetizer for a party, thou I did substitute and used mozzarella cheese instead of the traditional parmesan cheese, so easy to make as a last minute plan!
Yes I love these for parties. Although I will admit I do make these sometimes just because and I eat them all by myself in about 3 days lol!
Quick and easy to make in a hurry even after working all day!
Amatullah Abdul Malik says
can I substitute the cornbread mix with rice flour the cornbread mix is high in sodium
Hi there! I haven't tried any substitutions yet, but it's definitely worth a try. I would just increase the seasoning a bit if you do since the cornbread mix has extra seasoning in it.
Chris D Costello says
Going to try these this weekend but I think I’ll use feta cheese. Love a good feta spinach egg omelette. Thank you for the suggestion
Yum! That sounds good. Let me know how it turns out!
I haven't tried this recipe but I have made something similar for like 20 years. Instead of frozen spinach I used chopped frozen broccoli. People are always excited to see the Broccoli Balls come out. I will have to try this spinach version sometime!
I love the idea of using Broccoli too. I bet its also really good. Let me know how you like the spinach version.
This recipe is so delicious! I made it for my book club meeting and my friends loved them and wanted the recipe. I would describe the taste to be a cross between stuffing and quiche! I highly recommend!!!! Delightful!!! 🙂
Hi Suzanne, I'm so glad you and your friends loved the recipe! Thanks for sharing!
Could this be made a a casserole and cut into servings? More like a main dish (I’m vegetarian).
I've never tried it this way before, but that's not a bad idea at all. The taste would still be the same.
Annette Stagno says
Did you try the casserole
Can I use shredded cheddar cheese?
Sure. I haven't tried it with cheddar before but I'm sure it still tastes great.
Darlene Hamrick says
Can you use a dipping sauce for these. Any suggestions?
i feel like this is dumb question but am i just adding dry stuffing mix or i cook and make the stuffing and the combine everything??
That's a good question...You add the dry stuffing mix with the rest of the ingredients.
Hi has anyone added cooked, shredded chicken or beef to the spinach balls?
I buy chopped frozen spinach in big bags from Costco, but id love yo try this recipe. How many ounces each are your boxes of spinach? I've seen both 10 ounce and 12 ounces sizes at the market.
Hi there! I use the 10 ounce boxes of frozen spinach.
I made these to take as appetizer for St. Patricks Day party ( they are green).
Everyone loved them. Everyone wanted recipe and said they were going to make for thanksgiving (I guess because of the stuffing in them?) Had some leftover mixture so made the rest the next day and they were just as good. The only thing is that mine stuck to the foil so I used parchment paper the following day and worked great. Thank you for the recipe. It’s a keeper.
Hi Susan, I'm so glad everyone enjoyed the recipe! And yes parchment paper or non-stick foil also works great.
Nadyne Pennington says
Just finished making these for a potluck tonight. I tried one, very good! I think I will also make them for Easter.
These are such a great idea for Easter too! I'm glad you enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing!