Spinach Balls with Tomato Sauce

by Erica Dinho on September 21, 2011

These Spinach Balls are an easy meatless home cooked dish that even veggie avoiders will enjoy. My oldest son doesn’t eat spinach and he couldn’t stop eating these Spinach Balls.

Buen provecho!

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Ingredients

(About 15 balls)

  • 1 (10oz) bag frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Asiago cheese, grated
  • Tomato Sauce for serving

Directions

  1. Squeeze the excess water from the spinach and put it in a food processor. Add the remaining ingredients and process until well blended.
  2. Form the mixture into small balls. Place the balls on a greased baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator for one hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Cook in oven until for about 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a platter and serve with tomato sauce on the side.
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1 Belinda @zomppa September 21, 2011 at 2:31 PM

I adore spinach balls. Always a crowd favorite – love the combination with this sauce!

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2 Juliana September 21, 2011 at 3:56 PM

Erica, these spinach balls look great, like the idea of being baked and not fried…great with the sauce.
Hope you are having a fantastic week :-)

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3 joanne September 22, 2011 at 6:58 AM

I love spinach, so i will definitely be trying these! I bet they’d be great in a “meatball” sub!

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4 Kat September 22, 2011 at 1:35 PM

a small or large can of chick peas?

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5 Erica September 22, 2011 at 3:35 PM

Kat-Small.

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6 Barbara September 22, 2011 at 3:21 PM

Those look great, Erica. And I love the tomato dipping sauce. These would be super for football weekends!

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7 norma September 27, 2011 at 11:50 AM

I am sure your veggie husband loved these…I will keep them in mind..

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8 Stevie October 1, 2011 at 3:15 PM

This looks really fun and tasty! The green color is so striking, I can’t help but think that these would be especially appropriate for springtime or St Patrick’s Day.

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