Savory Spinach Bites

If you are looking to get more dark leafy greens into your diet, this recipe is one that will do the job! These spinach bites are very fun and kid-friendly, easy to make with a short ingredient list, and packed with many nutrients such as fiber and vitamin C. So yummy and crunchy, you’ll want to make these for your next holiday gathering!

 

 

 

  • Total Time: 45m

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (about 1 clove)
  • 6 8 cups spinach, chopped
  • 9 ounce bag of herbed seasoned stuffing mix or 1/2 cups of panko bread crumbs
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese or 1/2 cup shredded mozarella
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  3. Add onion and cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the stuffing mi (or panko crumbs), spinach, eggs, cheese, salt and pepper, and onion/garlic mixture. Combine well.
  6. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. One at a time, using your hands, roll the mixture into individual 1-inch balls (or use a cookie scoop). Place each one on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake the balls for about 15-20 minutes, or until very slightly browned.
  9. Dipping sauces: Select your favorite. Here are some ideas: marinara sauce, ranch, greek yogurt, sour cream, horseradish, etc.

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