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Makeover Garlic Spinach Balls Recipe

Makeover Garlic Spinach Balls Recipe

In her Prattville, Alabama kitchen, Amy Hornbuckle bakes these yummy spinach balls without an ounce of guilt. That's because this recipe cut 72% of the cholesterol and 44% of the calories from the original version.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crushed seasoned stuffing
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. Stir in spinach until blended. Roll into 1-in. balls.
  • 2. Place in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 meatball equals 55 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 146 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.