March 8, 2019

Cheesy Spinach Bites

Cheesy Spinach Bites

Ingredients

  • 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix (like Pepperidge Farm made with white and whole wheat bread)
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 5 large eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • pinch of black pepper

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray two, large rimmed baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

Drain spinach thoroughly by pressing in colander and using paper towels to remove excess moisture.

Crush enough herb stuffing to make 2 cups of crumbs. In large bowl, combine crumbs with spinach, stuffing mix, Parmesan cheese, Cheddar cheese, eggs, flaxseed, oil, butter, onion powder, thyme, and pepper and mix very well.

Roll mixture into 48 balls (about 1 to 1 -inches in diameter) and place on the prepared sheets. Bake until golden brown on bottom, about 10 minutes.

Yields 16 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Serving 2 bites

  • Calories: 119.85
  • Total Fat: 6.0 grams
    • Saturated Fat: 2.1 grams
    • Trans Fat: 0.1 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 12.15 grams
    • Fiber: 1.35 grams
    • Sugar: 1.4 grams
  • Protein: 4.6 grams
  • Cholesterol: 36.75 milligrams
  • Fiber: 1.35 grams
  • Sodium: 298.75 milligrams

This recipe was developed UAMS, the Arkansas Department of Health and the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Institute.

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