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Spinach Bites

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I stumbled upon these delicious spinach bites on Pinterest a while back and immediately added it to my “in the queue to make” list. Let me tell you, I’m SO glad I did. These turned out to be one of the best snacks I’ve made. If you are a vegetarian or trying to eat less meat, these Spinach Bites could be your new “meatballs” to spaghetti.

First, dice the onion and chop the garlic. Then cook them together until onion is transparent then set aside.

Check out the step-by-step below:

Put the stuffing mix in a big mixing bowl.

Add the frozen spinach that’s already been thawed and excess water removed by pressing it with paper towels. Do not cook the spinach.

Add 3 eggs.

And 3/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese as well as salt and pepper.

Then the cooked onion.

Mix it well.

It should be able to “stick” together so it can form into balls. If it feels too crumbly then try adding water 1 tbsp at a time.

Feel free to use a tool like an ice-cream scoop to form the main shape then finish rolling it into a ball with both hands. The Ice-cream scoop could also be used as a measuring tool to make sure they’re all about the same size.

Line them up on a cookie sheet and bake them at 350 degree F for 20 minutes.

Pair them up with a simple marinara sauce (or be adventurous!)

Spinach Bites

Servings:
26 – 30 1″ balls

Ingredients:
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 teaspoon minced garlic (about 1 clove)
1 8-ounce bag of stuffing mix (I used Stove Top low-sodium)
1 10-ounces packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
3 large eggs
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste

Direction:
1. First, dice the onion and chop the garlic. Then cook them until onion turns transparent.

2. Put stuffing mix in a big mixing bowl.

3.  Add the frozen spinach that’s already been thawed and excess water removed by pressing it with paper towels. Do not cook the spinach.

4.  Add eggs, grated parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, as well as the cooked onion.

5. Combine well. (If too crumbly then add water 1 tbsp at a time).

6. Use a tool like an ice-cream scoop to form the main shape then finish rolling it into a ball with both hands.

7.  Line them up on a cookie sheet and bake them at 350 degree F for 20 minutes.

This recipe is adopted from The Curvy Carrot.