When it’s time to have guests over for the holidays, my kitchen transforms into a culinary whirlwind of hearty, caloric, buttery and sugary treats I’ve been waiting to indulge in since last Christmas. In my family, celebrating the holidays typically involves delicious food that, let’s face it, too often results in health-themed New Year’s resolutions.
I first tried this recipe from my sister-in-law a few years ago and ever since then it’s become a staple in my house, especially when it comes to entertaining. These spinach bites are more often than not the first dish finished at the holiday buffet – and that’s usually thanks to my nieces and nephew. I guess when you add a little butter, cheese and stuffing mix, kids don’t mind eating their vegetables!
Savory spinach bites are the best of both worlds – a bit of nutritional value and scrumptious enough to compete with the rest of the holiday menu.
Do you have a go-to recipe for holiday entertaining?
Savory Spinach Bites
2 (10 oz.) packages of spinach, chopped (fresh or frozen)
1 large onion, diced
3/4 cup of butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups herb seasoned stuffing mix
Cook spinach and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. In a large bowl, mix spinach with the rest of the ingredients. Chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Shape into balls and place on a baking sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 18-22 minutes. You can serve immediately or freeze the cooked spinach bites. When you’re ready to serve, reheat in the oven until warmed through.
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