Gluten Free Spinach Balls: A Healthy Twist on a Classic Appetizer

Published on Dec 27, 2023

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Serves: 18-24
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Light and flavorful gluten free spinach balls are a classic appetizer. Packed with the goodness of spinach, Parmesan cheese, and aromatic herbs, these gluten-free spinach balls are a flavorful treat and a nutritious addition to your menu.

spinach balls on a serving tray

Ingredients That Shine:

The leading ingredient in this recipe is nutritious spinach, bringing its vibrant green color and healthiness to your meal. Paired with cheese, herbs, eggs, green onions, garlic and gluten free breadcrumbs, these spinach balls are a good choice for someone with gluten sensitivities or seeking a vegetarian alternative.

Gluten Free Spinach Balls with a Flavorful Blend:

Combining the earthy richness of spinach with the savory Parmesan cheese, garlic, green onions, oregano and basil make these balls a delicious mix of herbal and cheesy goodness.

spinach balls on a baking sheet. before baking

Simple Preparation, Impressive Results

One of the things I love about this recipe is its simplicity. With easy-to-find ingredients and easy preparation, you can whip up these spinach balls in no time. Simply mix the ingredients, shape into balls and bake.

Asian Twist

You can add an Asian flavor to these spinach balls by adding 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds and substituting the oregano and basil with 2 teaspoons of freshly minced or grated ginger. You can also add 1 teaspoon of sesame oil.

overview of savory spinach balls on a tray

Versatile Serving Options

These gluten-free spinach balls are incredibly versatile. Serve them as a standalone impressive and crowd-pleasing appetizer or with a dipping sauce—homemade marinara, tzatziki, or a simple avocado aioli such as in these beef chili cups works wonders. 

Alternatively, use them to complement pasta dishes and salads, such as this Roasted Butternut Squash Salad or even as a savory addition to breakfast or brunch.

Health-Conscious Appetizer

Beyond their deliciousness, these spinach balls offer a health-conscious indulgence. Spinach is rich in vitamins A and K, iron, and fiber, making these appetizers a guilt-free option for those seeking a balance between flavor and nutrition.

close up of baked spinach balls

An easy appetizer for a gluten free diet

In conclusion, these gluten-free spinach balls are simple, flavorfull, and health-conscious choice. Whether following dietary restrictions or looking for a vegetarian option, these savory balls are a must-try recipe.

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Meet Kristina. Passionate about creating delicious, innovative gluten free recipes, and author of two gluten free cookbooks, “Entertaining The Gluten Free Way” and “Small Bites The Gluten Free Way”.

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