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Baked Spinach Balls


Baked Spinach Balls

Baked Spinach Balls

Ensure a delicious beginning to any meal with these appetizers packed with flavor and nutrient-rich spinach. Spinach is a great source of iron, which is important in the fight against anemia.

Yield

Makes 12 servings

Ingredients

2 cups sage and onion or herb-seasoned bread stuffing mix
1 small onion, chopped
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
1/4 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 egg whites, beaten
Dijon or honey mustard (optional)

Preparation

  1. Combine bread stuffing mix, onion, cheese, garlic, thyme and pepper in medium bowl; mix well. Combine spinach, broth and egg whites in separate medium bowl; mix well. Stir into bread cube mixture. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour or until mixture is firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Shape mixture into 24 balls; place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until spinach balls are browned. Serve with mustard for dipping, if desired. Garnish, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 2 Spinach Balls
Sodium 227 mg
Protein 3 g
Fiber <1 g
Carbohydrate 9 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Saturated Fat <1 g
Total Fat 1 g
Calories from Fat 12 %
Calories 52

Dietary Exchange

Vegetable 1/2
Starch 1/2

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