Spinach Meatballs

 You know I love meatballs!

Spinach Meatballs

In my efforts to add more greens in my and my families diet, I have been adding spinach in recipes that don’t usually call for the favorite food of Popeye the Sailor-man.

The first time I made these Spinach Meatballs, I was way overzealous with the spinach, they turned out more like spinach ball than meatballs with spinach.  The second time, I added the perfect amount of spinach but there was just something missing.  The third time is when I added the parmesan cheese, and all was right in my world!

Since then I’ve made these Spinach Meatballs with spaghetti and this marinara sauce, and I’ve made these Spinach Meatballs in a Meatball Sub with the same marinara sauce and slices of provolone melted over the top. Yum!  But, sometimes I just make meatballs and eat them just as they are and this is the perfect meatball to do just that.

You will notice in the recipe that I added Quaker Quick Oats into the meat mixture instead of bread crumbs.  I do this a lot.  I figure I might as well get the benefits of oats rather than dried bread, right?  Sometimes, I put the dried oats into the food processor and grind them just a bit so they are more like the consistency of bread crumbs, sometimes I’m lazy and don’t!  When the meat mixture is all mixed up you don’t even know the difference.

 I promise!

Spinach Meatballs Baked

Spinach Meatballs
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Ingredients
  • 1½ pound ground beef
  • 1 {10 ounce} frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained throughly
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup Quick Quaker Oats
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl combine the first 9 ingredients until completely combined.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop or a small spoon, roll meatballs in the palm of your hand making sure each spinach meatball is the same size.
  5. Place meatballs on the foil lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake meatballs for 20 minutes, or until cooked through.

Enjoy!

Disclaimer:  I am not sponsored nor am I affiliated with Quaker Oats.  I just think their oats are a great way to add fiber!

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2 comments

  1. Laura says:

    Thanks for all your delicious recipes! The spinach meatballs look like an easy, nutritious recipe that I’m going to share with my daughter in college.

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