Spinach Stuffing Balls
Spinach stuffing balls are a really fun and cute appetizer for any holiday gathering, and are delicious! Plus easy to make. You can’t go wrong with these spinach stuffing balls.
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Spinach Stuffing Balls Ingredients
Stuffing Mix, 1 box, or 2 cups dried bread crumbs I used an herb seasoning stuffing mix
Eggs, 6, lightly beaten
Butter, ½ cup or 1 stick
Parmesan cheese, grated, 1 cup
Onion, ½ a medium, finely diced
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Spinach, 8 ounces fresh, wilted down in a saute pan
Spinach Stuffing Balls Directions
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Melt the butter.
In a saute pan, wilt down the spinach over medium-high heat. This shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes, and you can use olive oil if desired. Let it cool for a few minutes until it can be touched.
In a food processor, blend up the spinach, as this will make incorporating it into the stuffing much easier.
In a mixing bowl, combine the stuffing, eggs, butter, parmesan cheese, and seasonings.
Mix, then add in the spinach and mix again.
Using a cookie scoop, form small balls. The cookie scoop will help ensure they are all the same size, and cook evenly.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until they are a nice golden brown color.
I “cheated” and used a boxed stuffing mix for this recipe. But that’s what I use in any stuffing recipe, to be honest. My husband does not eat stuffing, so I never put any real effort into it, and a box is just easier. But any kind of dried bread crumbs will work just fine.
If you are serving a crowd, you can add a toothpick into each one to make serving easier.
These spinach stuffing balls are portable! I love that around the holidays when everyone first arrives and are walking around talking and catching up. Why not enjoy one of these along the way? Portable also means they are perfect to take to a gathering if you are not hosting.
You can also add in mushrooms, if desired. I like to saute mine on medium-high heat in butter first, and they come out delicious. Then cool before adding into the stuffing mix.
You can also use any kind of stuffing mix to fit an occasion. I used an herb flavored mix this time, but I’ve also made it with turkey stuffing many times.
If serving with a thanksgiving meal as a side dish, be sure to dip them in gravy!
Why I Love This Recipe
One of my favorite aspects of this recipe is that my husband, Nathan, will eat them! He hates both spinach and stuffing. When I made them, he popped one in his mouth and said this was the best way he’s had spinach and stuffing so far! I’m super proud of him for keeping an open mind and giving them a try. Being the best prep of the two things was certainly high praise.
This recipe is also super easy to make. I’ve been making it the last couple of holidays, and it is a hit. But the holidays are a crazy time, and we are all incredibly busy. I’ll be the first to admit that there are times without my driver’s license, I would forget my name because I’m just that busy. Having such a simple go-to recipe that is not time consuming is essential, in my opinion.
Being a simple recipe allows me more time to devote to the more complicated and time consuming aspects of the holidays, and I am all for that. Mostly because I like to do it all on my own and never delegate things to other people.
Have you tried making these spinach stuffing balls yourself yet? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
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