Spinach Ricotta Balls

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 150.0
  • Total Fat: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 74.4 mg
  • Sodium: 364.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 14.5 g

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Like tortellini without the pasta! Like tortellini without the pasta!
Number of Servings: 4


    1 10 oz. package frozen spinach
    1 15 oz. package skim ricotta cheese
    1 egg
    2-3 T. parmesan cheese, grated
    Flour, white or whole wheat
    1/2 t. Nutmeg
    Salt and Pepper


Cook the frozen spinach, and get rid of *all* water (this is the most important step-- use paper towels to truly get all moisture out of the spinach, I even use a rolling pin.)
Chop spinach.
In a mixing bowl, add spinach, cheeses, nutmeg, and egg, salt and pepper. Mix well. Add just enough flour to make mixture start to ball up. (usually between 1/3 and 1/2 cup if you've dried the spinach enough.)
Create tbsp. sized balls of the mixture (like drop cookie size.)
Bring water to a gentle boil (med-med high heat depending on stove.)
Drop in all spinach balls. Done in 2-4 minutes or when they rise to the top. Remove from water as ready with wire tool or slotted spoon. Great with pasta sauce, or simply good olive oil and a sprinkling of parmesan.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SPECIALMG.

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  • Good
    Quick & easy. Family liked it. Like gnocchi (gnudi). Needs a bit more flavour. - 1/19/10

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  • are you sure the nutrition information is correct? my ricotta cheese has a lot more calories and fat than what is included! - 10/13/07

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  • Good
    Pretty good - 7/26/07

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