Sunday, November 13, 2016

Spinach*** Balls

My garden produced an abundance of collard greens last winter. I love subbing ingredients plus it was a great way to use up the collards I froze. 

Yesterday I added Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs. Since Thanksgiving is around the corner I wanted to add another appetizer. The balls can also be a side dish.  Make a cheese sauce in any cheese you prefer. Prepare the balls, add the sauce and bake. Easy! 

The recipe is from my Aunt who worked in the Brightwaters, NY school district. 


2 (10 ounce packages) frozen chopped spinach, thawed & squeezed dry*
1 cup dried boxed stuffing mix (crumbled) **
4 large eggs
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/4 cup melted butter
1 clove garlic, crushed

salt & pepper to taste


In a medium sized bowl, mix spinach with remaining ingredients. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Roll into 1-inch balls. Place onto cookie sheets.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees.  Serve warm.

The balls also taste great dipped in a cheese sauce or make up your favorite sauce to dip them in.

* Since I used collards I measured 2  10 ounce cups 

**I used 3 cups of bag herb seasoned classic stuffing ( not cubed)

*** I used frozen collards instead of spinach


  1. Sounds good!! I love greens of any kind. Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner Link up!

  2. Sounds good. I'd love for you to add The Fabulous Fall Thanksgiving Party to your party list! Come over and bring the Spinach Balls and eggs!
    The new link is live over here:
    Happy Thanksgiving.

    1. I was just at the party!

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  3. These look so pretty. I love how you can find other ingredients to use in the recipes. This would make a great app for Thanksgiving.

    1. They are so good. Monica might like them

  4. I will opt out on these. Larry doesn't like spinach or greens..

  5. Hi Linda, these look and sound really good.
    Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.

  6. I can see these served with a cream sauce for a version of creamed spinach! Yum

  7. I love that you added loads of greens to this recipe. SO healthy and tasty.

  8. Well these sound so tasty! How interesting!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  9. My mother-in-law would like these! She loves collard greens. Thank you for sharing at #WonderfulWednesday. See you next week! Pinned and tweeted,

  10. This looks so good! Thank you so much for joining the party at Dishing It & Digging It! Hope to see you back again this week :)

  11. Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. See you next week! Pinned and tweeted.

  12. What a delicious way to serve spinach, Linda! I'm not the biggest fan of spinach but I know it is good for me, so I'm always looking for tasty recipes like this to 'hide' it in! Thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul. .