Spinach Stuffing Balls

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Spinach Stuffing Balls
Patricia Stagich

This spinach stuffing recipe puts regular meatballs to shame, and proves to us that stuffing is appropriate all year round, not just on Thanksgiving.

12
Servings
159
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
24 balls

Notes

This recipe was adapted from the original by Patricia Stagich of Comfy Cuisine. Visit her blog to see the full recipe and read other delicious ones. 

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups crushed herb-seasoned stuffing mix
  • One 10-ounce package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 Cup melted butter
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 Cup roasted red peppers, drained
  • 1 Teaspoon red-wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl combine the stuffing mix, spinach, Parmesan cheese, melted butter, eggs, garlic powder, oregano, and ½ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper. Shape into walnut-sized balls and place on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until heated through and browned.

Meanwhile, make your red pepper purée. Place the remaining ingredients in a food processor and pulse until incorporated and smooth. Serve the stuffing balls on a bed of the purée. 

 

Spinach Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Spinach Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
18%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
Cholesterol
64mg
21%
Protein
5g
10%
Carbs
10g
3%
Vitamin A
219µg
24%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
2.8%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.9%
Vitamin C
26mg
43%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
117µg
100%
Calcium
101mg
10%
Fiber
1g
4%
Folate (food)
62µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
75µg
19%
Folic acid
8µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
28mg
7%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.8mg
4%
Phosphorus
85mg
12%
Polyunsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Potassium
203mg
6%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.2%
Sodium
234mg
10%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
0.5mg
3.5%

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