• Samantha Balkaran

Spinach & Feta Cheese Meatballs!

Welcome back loves! I thought I’d share one of my favorite recipes with you that’s perfect for lunch or dinner, and stays really well if you meal prep like I do, Spinach and Feta Cheese Meatballs! And all of the ingredients are simple things you might already have or that you can find at any of your local super markets. 

All of the ingredients are listed below for easy shopping, and this recipe is super flexible so you can switch up or replace certain items to cater to your own tastes as well. Let’s get started cooking!


1. In a pan, get some olive oil warming and add in some minced garlic and chopped white onions. You’ll let those soften for a minute or so until the onions and garlic become fragrant.


2. Add in about two big handfuls of spinach. When cooking with spinach, remember it might look like a lot at first but spinach always wilts down to nothing. So add as much as you like. It’s also an easy way to sneak in some healthy greens or different vegetables to your diet!


3. Add a little salt and pepper to taste and once the spinach is wilted, turn off that pan and set it aside to cool.

4. In a mixing bowl, add your ground meat of choice. I prefer turkey for a leaner, healthier option. Add in minced garlic, chopped white onion, salt, pepper, and some red pepper flakes for added heat if you like things spicy. At this point you can also add any extra spices you prefer, too.

> I usually add cayenne, paprika, a sprinkle of oregano, or Mrs. Dash Table Blend mix. You can really play around with your spices and the tastes you prefer the meatballs to have.


5. Mix all of these ingredients together until they’re well combined. 


6. Chop up your sautéed spinach mixture and add to the bowl, along with as much crumbled feta cheese as you like. Lastly, add some bread crumbs and one whisked egg to combine and bind everything together.

7. Now get your hands in there! You should form meatballs to your size preference and set them aside. From one pound of turkey, I was able to make twelve medium sized meatballs.


8. To cook the meatballs, I prefer to lightly brown them in a pan on the stove first with a drizzle of olive oil. Then I transfer them to a baking dish for the oven, preheated to 375 degrees Fahrenheit covered with foil for about 25-30 minutes, and then uncovered for another 10 minutes. When you pull them out, they should be perfectly cooked through and golden brown.


Toss them in your favorite sauce and serve with a side of pasta or a salad for a lighter meal option. These meatballs also work really well on a hero as a sub, too!

Enjoy!


Ingredients:

Garlic Cloves

White Onion

Spinach

Salt & Pepper

Ground Turkey (or meat of your choice)

Any Spices You Prefer (red pepper flakes, paprika, oregano, etc.)

Olive Oil (or any oil of your choice)

Feta Cheese

Bread Crumbs

One Egg

Pasta Sauce (of your choice)





xoSimplySammy

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