Spinach Balls

Do you love spinach but are bored of all the steaming and blanching of this healthy leafy green? This wonderful recipe for spinach balls will help you make a scrumptious dish that’s perfect for appetizers, snacks, or even a main dish! They’re healthy and delicious, and best of all, super easy to make!
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About This Easy Spinach Balls Recipe

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to introduce spinach into your daily diet, look no further than these spinach balls. They are a delicious way to get your greens in without feeling like you’re eating salad.

This recipe is really easy to follow, and the results are delicious! Made with bran buds, cheese, stuffing mix, and a few other ingredients, these spinach balls are incredibly tasty. Perfect for appetizers or snacks, they are also a tasty way to get your kids to eat their vegetables.

Not only are they a great meat-free meatball option, but the crunchy dry crust also makes them excellent finger food. You can serve them with a variety of dipping sauces, like mustard, mayonnaise, or sour cream sauce. Here, I’ve paired the spinach balls with a mustard-based sauce to add a nice hint of spice.

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What You Need for This Spinach Balls Recipe

Spinach Balls Recipe Ingredients

Ingredient Notes

  • Spinach: I have used frozen chopped spinach that I have thawed and drained well.
  • Bran Buds: They are soft and chewy, giving these spinach balls a meat-like texture.
  • Shredded Cheese: I like to use a mix of mozzarella and Emmental shredded cheese because the mature Emmental combined with the stringiness of the mozzarella gives a unique taste to these spinach balls.
  • Onion: I have used white onion that I have finely chopped.
  • Egg: It binds all the ingredients together.
  • Stuffing Mix: The prepared stuffing mix gives a great consistency to the spinach balls and a lovely aromatic taste.
  • Seasonings: I have used salt, black pepper, and garlic powder to season the spinach balls.

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Ingredient Substitutions

  • Stuffing Mix: You can use breadcrumbs instead.
  • Bran Buds: Bran sticks, cereal, or flakes will also work well in this recipe.

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What can I serve with these spinach balls?

These spinach balls can be served as appetizers or snacks with a variety of dipping sauces. You can also add them to main dishes such as pasta or serve them as a filling for a sandwich.

Can I use fresh spinach instead of frozen?

Yes. You need to first cook the fresh spinach in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat for about 4 to 5 minutes. Let it cool slightly, chop it, squeeze as much liquid out of the spinach as possible, and proceed with the recipe.

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Spinach Balls

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 30 min Rest Time 1 hour Total Time 1 hr 40 mins


Serve up a platter of these mouthwatering spinach balls and you’ll have everyone asking for seconds!

Yield: 23 balls


For the mustard dipping sauce:

How To Make Spinach Balls Step By Step

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, and place it in the fridge for 45 to 60 minutes.

    Spinach Balls Recipe Step 1
  2. Preheat the oven to 180℃ / 350℉. Take the mixture out from the fridge, and start forming the balls using a rounded teaspoon or small cookie scoop. If the mixture sticks to your hands, dampen them with cold water as you work.

    Spinach Balls Recipe Step 2
  3. Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 20 to 30 minutes, or until they feel dry and firm to the touch.

    Spinach Balls Recipe Step 3
  4. Prepare the dipping sauce by mixing all the ingredients in a small bowl.

    Spinach Balls Recipe Step 4
  5. Serve the spinach balls with the dipping sauce, and enjoy!

    Spinach Balls Recipe Step 5-1

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  • Make sure that you squeeze out all the water from the thawed spinach.
  • Chop the onion finely in order to avoid finding big chunks of onion.
  • If you want to make the balls quickly and more uniform, use a cookie scoop.
  • The yield may vary based on the size of the balls.