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Game Day Spinach & Kale Cheese Balls

Posted by World Seasonings on

Looking for new, fresh, healthier appetizers to serve at a Super Bowl party, we've adapted this recipe from a recipe we found online from 2 Sisters Recipes.

PREP TIME COOK TIME TOTAL TIME
15 mins 30 - 35 mins 60 mins or less

INGREDIENTS:

1 Teaspoon French Made Easy
2 Tablespoons Olive oil
2 Tablespoons Unsalted butter
1 Egg
1 Green onion, diced
1 Small yellow onion, diced small
2 Cups Fresh kale, washed and chopped
1 Large bag fresh spinach (6 ounces)
¾ Cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 Cup Bread crumbs (we used gluten free breadcrumbs)

DIRECTIONS:

ingredients for spinach & kale cheese balls

Here is everything you need to make this tasty bite size snack. You should be able to get about 20-25 balls from this recipe. Depending on how big or small you make them.

how to dice an onion

First, dice the onion. Cut it in half lengthwise, and then trim both ends off. Take the halves, and then thinly slice rows (pictured above). Turn 90 degrees, and then dice.

hot pan with olive oil, butter and french seasonings

Add the butter, olive oil and 1 teaspoon of French Made Easy into a pan on medium-high heat.

saute onions in pan

Add the onion and sauté for 6-7 minutes or until translucent.

saute kale in pan

Add the kale, and then cook for another 3-4 minutes. You want the kale to get wilted and release the water it holds.

saute spinach in pan

Add the spinach. Cook for another 5 minutes or so.

sauteed kale, onion and spinach in pan

Don't cook too long. You want the mixture to still have a little bite to it and not be really mushy or overcooked.

sauteed kale, onion, spinach in food processor

Add mixture to a food processor and gently pulse the machine until the mixture is a good consistency for rolling into balls.

breadcrumbs in kale, onion, and spinach mixture

Mix in the breadcrumbs. Let it cool off a bit before you add the egg. I covered mine and let it chill in the fridge for about 15 minutes. Have an extra 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs to roll the balls in.

egg, green onion and parmesan cheese in kale mixture

Add the egg, green onion and freshly-grated parmesan cheese. Gently mix with a spoon then let it rest for another 5 minutes before rolling into balls.

form spinach kale cheese balls

Take about 1 tablespoon of the mixture, and then roll it into a ball using the palms of your hands. Next, roll the ball in the extra breadcrumbs and place on a lightly-oiled piece of foil on cooking pan.

how to make spinach & kale cheese balls

Sprinkle a little extra parmesan cheese then bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes. They can be enjoyed warm or cold, but I prefer them hot. Enjoy!