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Spinach Ricotta Meatballs

Jul 23, 2014 04:00PM ● By Cate Reynolds
Classic recipes are a good kitchen staple but sometimes, they can get tired. Food needs a little something extra. A little oomph, a little pizzazz. Taking a classic recipe and giving it a little spin is a ideal way to change up your routine. It doesn’t have to be anything revolutionary. We aren’t trying to reinvent the wheel here, just modernize it a bit. Take meatballs. A traditional spaghetti accompaniment, meatballs are too heavy for summer. Instead, try out spinach ricotta meatballs. They’re light, fresh, filling and a fun new way to try Italian food.


2 cups chopped spinach
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1 ½ cups breadcrumbs
4 eggs
Salt and pepper


Mix spinach, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs and eggs and mix well until it comes together. Season with salt and pepper. Use a cookie scoop and scoop out the batter into balls, placing them on a sheet of parchment. Heat a bit of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add meatballs and cook on all sides until evenly browned. Serve over pasta.

Makes approximately 25 meatballs

--Kim Cooper--