My favorite thing about these Spinach and Kale Bites is that Baby Cupcake yells, “Daddy, we’re having AMAZEBALLS for dinner!” when he walks in the door.
If you live close to a Trader Joe’s, buy the frozen Spinach and Kale Bites already made. If going to Trader Joe’s requires you to pull off the miracle of driving an hour and a half each way, supermarket sweeping $400 of groceries with a child strapped to your chest while the 2 year in the cart pretends to chug La Finca malbec while smiling at everyone and saying, “This wine is so delicious”…well, consider making them.
Based on the ingredient list, I guesstimated a recipe, and it’s pretty good. This recipe is meant to work as an appetizer, but whenever I make them we just eat them all and call it dinner.
Kale and Spinach Bites
1 cup frozen chopped kale
1 cup frozen chopped spinach
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In the food processor, combine all ingredients. Pulse until spinach and kale are chopped finely and the mixture is well mixed. Form into golf-ball shaped balls and place on cookie sheet (lined with a silpat or parchment paper for easy clean up).
Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes or so. Serve.