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.