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Spinach Balls with Hot Sweet Mustard Dipping Sauce

Easy, parmesan herbed Spinach Balls recipe with spicy sweet mustard dipping sauce doesn't use stuffing mix so they are gluten free and equally amazing!
Course Appetizer, gluten free appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 42 balls
Calories 68kcal
Author Melissa Erdelac

Ingredients

Spinach Balls:

  • (2) 10 oz. packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 3.5 ounces or 3 1/2 cups whole) corn chex cereal, crushed
  • 1 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Hot Sweet Mustard

  • 1/2 cup dry mustard, such as Coleman's
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg

Instructions

Hot Sweet Mustard:

  • In a small bowl mix together dry mustard and vinegar. Let sit for at least 2 hours. This is crucial for developing the "heat" in the mustard.
  • After a couple hours combine mustard mixture, egg, and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until mustard is thickened, about 5-10 minutes. Set aside to cool. If using later, store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Spinach Balls:

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • Lightly beat eggs in a large bowl and then combine with the rest of the ingredients until well mixed.
  • Roll into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes until golden and hot. If frozen, add about 10 minutes to time.

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    Notes

    Make Ahead Instructions: Mustard can be made ahead several days ahead of time and stored in refrigerator (I store it in a jar).
    Spinach balls can be rolled into balls and frozen UNBAKED on cookie sheet. After they are frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag until ready to bake. When ready to bake, place FROZEN spinach balls on cookie sheet, baking 10 minutes longer than instructions. 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 75mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1785IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1.2mg