This past weekend, my husband and I hosted our 2nd annual Ugly Sweater Party. We expected around 50 guests and my husband likes to cook, so we decided to forgo catering and make our own appetizers. Now, I am not a cook by any means. In fact, it gives me major anxiety! But I couldn’t leave my husband doing all of the work so I chose a few recipes that I thought I could handle. One of them was spinach balls.
I don’t know if many people have heard of or know what they are, but I grew up with my mom making them and they are quite delicious! They basically consist of you guessed it, spinach! In addition to the spinach are stuffing, onion, eggs, and parmesan cheese.
I must say, it was pretty simple and my anxiety was pretty low which is good for me! There are three major steps that need to be done before mixing everything together. This was the most chaotic for me because I had to do a little bit of multitasking. But each step by itself was very basic so it was manageable. Once everything was mixed together I just rolled the mixture into bite-size balls and tossed them in the oven!
I was very happy with my final product and I am happy to say they were a hit at the party! I tripled the recipe and there were only a few left. No one at the party had ever had spinach balls before and they all raved about them. I even had a few people ask me for the recipe.
This is a recipe that will definitely be in my repertoire when it comes to cooking for parties from now on. I will include the recipe below for anybody that would like to attempt it! Please feel free to let me know if you try it and how it turned out for you!
2 boxes chopped spinach
3 Tablespoons butter
1 small onion
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
1 package Stove Top Chicken Stuffing
- Thaw spinach (can cook it a little to thaw). Squeeze spinach dry and set aside.
- Make stuffing according to package and set aside.
- Melt butter in small frying pan. Chop onion and saute in butter.
Put butter and onion in mixing bowl with eggs and parmesan cheese. Add spinach and stuffing. Mix well with a spoon. Put in refrigerator or freezer to cool. Roll into bite-size balls. Back 20 minutes at 350 degrees on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.