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Spinach Bites

This recipe comes from Carolyn, a cousin's wife. who brought them to a birthday party.
They were unusual and so tasty that I asked for the recipe.
I noticed after making them that the recipe said to chop and cook the spinach which I didn't do.
I just squeezed all the liquid out and added it.
My bites don't look as nice as hers did but the flavour is terrific.
  • 10 ounces frozen spinach, chopped, cooked and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups turkey bread stuffing mix
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion (I sautèed it with the garlic in a little butter first)
  • 1 clove garlic minced or 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper (add 1/2 teaspoon salt if using fresh garlic)
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Let stand for moisture to absorb. Add more crumbs if needed.
  2. Shape into 1 inch balls.
  3. Arrange on greased or parchment paper covered baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F oven for about 20 minutes.
  5. Serve warm.
You may make these ahead and store them in fridge or freezer before baking. (Thaw before baking) Makes about 2 1/2 dozen Spinach Bites.


  1. This reminds me a bit of a savoury we make and serve called pakora. Looks similar but still quite different. The flavouringsin this sound wonderful and I like that it is BAKED and not fried! Yum!

  2. I agree baked is better than fried, any day.

  3. Now this might be a way to get some spinach into my husband! Then again, maybe not...LOL!

    I'll be trying them for sure. I might try adding a little grated parmesan cheese.

  4. Thanks, Chris - you're pretty sharp - Parmesan should be in the ingredients. It is in the orginal recipe and I missed it when I typed it out! I've added it now.

  5. Oh yummy! I love anything that has spinach in it! Will definintely be trying these this holiday season!

  6. They sound terrific! I'll def. be trying those out soon :)

  7. A perfect tasty little morsel for over the holdays. Thanks!

  8. A friend of mine makes these all the time ... I ask her every time for the recipe...she tells me and I forget ;o)
    I just printed it! Thank you!!!
    Merry Christmas Ladies!

  9. Saving this. We like spinach and this looks like a delicious and different way to serve it. Thank you!

  10. Hi Bev...these look great for a party!

  11. I've got a TON of fresh spinach in my fridge and I'm all salad-ed out! I'm going to make several batches of this to freeze. THANK YOU!!

  12. The plate, my my that brings back nice memories, that was the set my Grandma used.

  13. These are great, however, despite squeezing out all the liquid from the cooked spinach our mix was soggy and balls would not hold shape so we had to add 2/3 cup of bisquick. Taking them to a Christmas party tonite.

    1. I'm sorry you had trouble with them and I'm glad you found a solution that works. I do know it takes effort to get all the liquid out of the spinach.


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