Spinach Balls – Easy Gluten-free Party Appetizer

Our Spinach Balls, full of fresh spinach and cheese, are a quick, easy & gluten-free appetizer that’s sure to be a hit with everyone at your next party.

Spinach Balls main | 2CookinMamas - a delicious gluten-free and super easy appetizer full of fresh spinach and cheddar cheese.

I’ve been testing gluten-free appetizers this week to find the best ones for the big game next weekend between Florida & FSU. My daughter will be in town for the holidays and, being gluten-free, I wanted to find a few delicious appetizers she could eat.

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This game is a big deal for our family. We are a house divided – it’s rivalry time! My husband and I went to Florida while my daughter and son went to FSU. I know you’re probably thinking what our Gator friends are always saying – what did we do wrong! lol May the best team win! Go Gators! 🙂

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Now back to my appetizer! These spinach balls came out so well that my husband and I ate the entire plate of them! (I’m still licking my lips) They brown up nicely, stay together well, and have a nice cheesy taste with the spinach. They are the perfect finger food and would be great for any get-together. I dipped ours in ketchup but I bet a pesto would be nice as well. Enjoy!

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Spinach Balls
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Our Spinach Balls, full of fresh spinach and cheese, are a quick, easy & gluten-free appetizer that's sure to be a hit with everyone at your next party.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keywords: gluten free spinach balls, old fashioned spinach balls, spinach balls
Servings: 30 appetizers
Calories: 47 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
  • cups fresh spinach leaves (I like to buy the baby spinach as it's more tender)
  • large eggs
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup gluten-free panko crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet or two with parchment paper or a silpat.
  2. Wash spinach well. Place leaves in a heat-proof bowl and cover with boiling water & a little salt. Cover and let sit for 3 minutes. Immediately drain & place in ice water to stop cooking.
  3. Squeeze all the excess water out of the spinach, then chop. Place back into bowl.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Using a small cookie scoop or your hands, form into balls. Place onto prepared cookie sheet.

  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until nicely browned on top.
  6. Serve immediately with ketchup, hummus or even pesto.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 47 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 58mg2%
Potassium 47mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 635IU13%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Spinach Balls – Easy Gluten-free Party Appetizer