Parmesan Spinach Balls

I think this is probably one of my first-ever appetizer recipes – I’ve been making it as long as I’ve been entertaining (maybe about 13-14 years or so?)! It was quite possibly one of my first-ever internet recipe searches, and it had great reviews, so I thought I’d try it!

It was and still is one of our favorites! One great bonus is that these can be made completely in advanced, frozen, and then just reheated as needed – simple! They are great alone, and also tasty dipped into your favorite mustard. Enjoy!

Parmesan spinach balls

Parmesan Spinach Balls
adapted from Allrecipes.com
makes 60 balls

Ingredients
2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
2 cups plain bread crumbs
1 Tbsp italian seasoning (such as Tone’s spicy spaghetti seasoning)
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup butter, melted
4 small green onions (green parts), finely chopped
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, mix the frozen chopped spinach, Italian-style seasoned bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, butter, green onion, eggs, salt and pepper. Shape the mixture into 1 inch balls.

Arrange the balls in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven 10 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned.

**Note** These freeze well, so they are a great make-ahead appetizer for parties. Cool completely, then freeze individually on a cookie sheet. Once frozen, put into a container or ziplock bag. For re-heating, take out as many as you need, place in the oven at 350 on a cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes until hot and starting to brown.

Nutritional information:
Servings Per Recipe: 60
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 43.3
Total Fat: 2.6 g
Cholesterol: 17.7 mg
Sodium: 127.0 mg
Total Carbs: 3.3 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
Protein: 1.9 g

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