Parmesan Spinach Balls

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Cheesy, savory Spinach balls are a kid-approved spinach recipe that’s perfect to pack into a lunchbox or serve as a healthy appetizer!


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained*
  • 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook until soft. Add the garlic and stir. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, breadcrumbs, eggs, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and butter mixture. Stir to thoroughly combine.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop or spoon, scoop the mixture into your hands and roll into a ball and place them on the baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned.



  • If you’re using a 2-teaspoon scoop, this recipe will make approximately 45 Spinach Bites.
  • You can add more breadcrumbs if necessary; just add 2 tablespoons at a time and mix well.
  • If you want to use fresh spinach, you’ll need about 6 cups of fresh spinach leaves (packed).