Friday, October 26, 2012

Spinach Balls Appetizer

Our church is having their annual Dazzle lunch and country store fund raiser, and each year it is a huge success.  Next week end will be the event!!

I donated some very good, “White Elephants” for the store.  The ladies have made a lovely quilt that will be raffled off to one fortunate person. 

In the Sunday church bulletin was a sign up sheet with places where help was needed.  Setting up and decorating is not my thing, so I ended up promising to bring a plate of appetizers and some baked goods. 

For the cookies, my thought is to bake some peanut butter cookies and dip them in chocolate.  That would be easy, pretty and delicious.

I wanted something different for the “hordourves,” and after a search on the web I discovered something that should please everyone; Spinach Balls with Cheese.

The recipe is simple so I share it here with you.  If you want to add a bit of onion flakes, and mozzarella cheese that would be optional.  Another suggestion was to add some crumpled up crisp bacon.

One lady commented, “This is a tasty finger food appetizer recipe. Great for holiday parties, and different than a traditional "spinach dip" or tradition ‘sausage ball’ recipe.”

Spinach Balls Appetizer

  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 (6 ounce) package chicken Stove Top stuffing mix
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese.  
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • Salt, & pepper to taste

Cook spinach according to instructions, drain in a sieve, use back of a wooden spoon to press the spinach against the sieve to get as much moisture as possible out.  In a bowl combine the spinach, stuffing mix, cheese, eggs, butter, salt and; pepper Mix thoroughly and; form into small balls 3/4 to 1" size.

Place on a cookie sheet and freeze.

When frozen place in a plastic zip lock bag.

To serve place frozen balls on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 F 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.  If you are doing them fresh or thawed only bake for 7-10 minutes.

Serve hot

This post has been shared at Ann’s Food on Fridays site.



  1. Why is it when I read the Friday posts I always head to the pantry looking for a snack?

  2. They are lucky having you there making goodies for them:)


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