These are a delicious (but due to the high butter and bread content, not so nutritious) appetizer for any party. We usually serve these along-side bacon-wrapped water chestnuts, a big ol’ plate of stinky cheeses with French bread, olives, charcuterie and other similarly amazing things that fill you up before you even sit down for the main show.
We’ve been making these for years. The recipe was originally given to us by my Aunt Lynne who swears she doesn’t remember where she got it from. Possibly a newspaper clipping or an index card from a relative… regardless the source, they’re great.
The original recipe didn’t include pine nuts. This is a little Mediterranean spin my mom added but has become an integral part of the recipe ever since. Trust me, you NEED the nutty crunch it adds.
2 boxes of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed of all its moisture
3 cups of herbed stuffing
1 tsp garlic powder
1 small chopped onion (half a regular sized onion)
1 1/2 sticks of melted butter (3/4 cup)
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup pinenuts
If butter is unsalted, add about 1 tsp of salt. Omit if using salted butter.
Mix all ingredients together and roll into walnut sized balls and place on a foil lined sheet.
bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
At this point you can either serve or freeze for later use.
Simply thaw out the day of your party and heat through. Delish!!