Delicious Herbed Spinach and Kale Balls


An old Weight Watchers® recipe with many modifications through the years. Delicious and nutritious. Kids love them!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 servings


  • olive oil cooking spray (such as PAM®)

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

  • 1 cup finely chopped onion, or more to taste

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen kale, thawed and drained

  • 1 cup dry seasoned bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, or more to taste

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground thyme

  • ½ teaspoon dried rubbed sage

  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 pinches ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.

  2. Combine spinach, onion, 5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, and eggs together in a large bowl. Add kale, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, sea salt, garlic powder, thyme, sage, rosemary, oregano, and black pepper; mix thoroughly using your hands.

  3. Form mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls and arrange on the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes; flip and continue baking until lightly browned, 10 to 20 more minutes.

Cook's Note:

Melted butter can be used instead of olive oil. Matzoh meal or ground bread crumbs can be used instead of seasoned bread crumbs. Romano cheese can be used instead of Parmesan cheese. Crushed garlic (2 to 4 cloves) can be used instead of garlic powder.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

139 Calories
8g Fat
12g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 320mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 18mg 91%
Calcium 147mg 11%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 316mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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