Spinach & Goat Cheese Balls Recipe

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This game day recipe post is sponsored by Lunchbox but all opinions shared are my own. It is getting to be that time of year when game day talks fill many conversations and the food, well it fills tables and then happy full tummys.  Finger foods are always some of our favorites.  While spending time surfing Pinterest I came across a recipe for Spinach Balls.  I was intrigued.  We love to add spinach to many things but I had not ever thought about making a meat ball of sorts but with spinach in its place.

So I started experimenting, in the end, Austin said he LOVED them and asked if we could have them “all the time.”  These are really simple to make and the great part, you can easily make these ahead of time.

Spinach & Goat Cheese Balls Recipe

8 cups of fresh spinach, very finely chopped (I use my food processor)
2 small onions, very finely chopped (I use a food processor)
4 cups of bread crumbs
6 eggs, beaten
4 oz of goat cheese
2 tsp. garlic minced
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. salt

To make it easy, I use my food processor to handle my chopping.  The spinach is easier when you chop it 2 cups at a time.  When you rinse your spinach, be sure to thoroughly squeeze dry it.

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Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and then add your cheese.  Stir to combine and then add them to the other ingredients.  Mix to combine and then allow it to sit for about 15 minutes for the breadcrumbs to absorb some of the excess liquid.

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Next I used a tablespoon to make my balls similar in size.  Pack them tightly so they stick together.

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Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes, just until the tops are barely brown.  Allow to cool and then remove from your baking sheet.

These can be served warm or cold.  If you are making these in advance, once you cook them, allow to cool and then flash freeze them by placing them into the freezer in a single layer for 20 minutes.  Remove from the tray and then place into a container to freeze.  Once you are ready to serve, remove from the freezer and allow to thaw for 20-25 minutes.  Bake at 350 for 10 minutes to warm.

Now you can serve along your finger foods with your favorite dips, sauces or alone. 

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Back to game day, what are your favorite snacks to serve?

6 thoughts on “Spinach & Goat Cheese Balls Recipe”

  1. I’d love these – anything spinach sounds delicious! Can these be made well in advance and kept in the freezer for a longer period of time? I know you said you can keep them in for a few minutes…..

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