Preheat oven 375°
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 18-22 minutes
Makes About 18 balls
1 box of frozen chopped spinach (10 ounces)
3 eggs, beaten
1 TBS olive oil
1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese
2/3 cup of bread crumbs
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 tsp dried parsley
¼ - ½ tsp garlic powder
Tabasco sauce (6 shakes more if you like it HOT-ER!)
1.Place the spinach box in the microwave for 2-3 minutes until defrosted. Set aside to cool
2.In a large bowl put the cheese, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, parsley, garlic powder. Mix
3. Squeeze the excess water out of the spinach. Place the spinach in the large bowl. Mix
4. Add the oil, eggs, and Tabasco sauce.
5. Form into balls. *Wet hands help. I do about 5 and wet my hands and carry on.
6. Place in the oven.
I like to use the convection oven or air fryer with this recipe. I start taking a look in the oven around 18 minutes and see the cheese begin to bubble and become golden then I know it’s time!
*I have actually made this recipe with fresh spinach and prefer the frozen spinach consistency and ease for this recipe! If can’t find the chopped spinach at your local grocery store then you can still do this recipe with fresh spinach. Loosely chop the spinach and place in a frying pan with ½ TBS olive or avocado oil. Move it around constantly with a spoon until completely wilted. You can add ½ TBS of water to speed the process up, but it should only take 2-3 minutes in total. Allow cool before continuing on with the recipe.
Jen Fiore has been cooking and baking gluten-free for herself and her family since 2003 & is happy to share her recipes with you!