Idaho® Potato Spinach Balls

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idaho potato spinach balls

Make mashed potatoes for this recipe or use leftovers to get more spinach into your diet in this perfect pass around hors d'ouevres.

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  • 2Servings


  • 4 Idaho® potatoes, peeled, boiled and mashed
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well-drained
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup grated pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray


1. Lightly brush a baking tray with vegetable oil or cooking spray. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the potatoes, spinach and eggs.

3. Beat with mixer until well-blended. Season with nutmeg and cayenne pepper.

4. Add the cheese and 4 tablespoons of the flour. Stir until flour is well-blended.

5. Spread the remaining flour onto a glass plate and season with salt and pepper.

6. Using two teaspoons, form the spinach mixture into 1-inch balls.

7. Drop the spinach balls onto the flour-covered plate. Roll balls in the flour to coat and place on the prepared baking sheet.Place the tray in the refrigerator for 20 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 450° F.

8. Remove balls from the refrigerator; spray them lightly with cooking spray.

9. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Serve plain, or sprinkle balls with lemon juice.

Source: Idaho Potato Commission