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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


  • 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


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

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I'm The Maid User ID: 5494513 56391
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2012

"Wonderful, but bake on parchment paper so that they don't stick"

gingbaby User ID: 1949232 64572
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"These balls are so quick and easy, not to mention delicious. I have made them twice and have shared the recipe with a couple of small groups I am in. I am taking them with me tonight to my small group at church. We are on the Daniel Plan nutritional program and this is perfect."

fowa User ID: 4679668 61347
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2010

"i made them for New Years and they were so darn easy and good that we had to have them for Super Bowl"

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