Spinach Feta Meatballs
  • Alaina Hinkle

Spinach Feta Meatballs

Making soups & meatballs over the weekend are two of my favorite things to make for meal prep! That may sound funny... soup is an obvious one, but meatballs?? I feel like they are so varistile & SO stinking easy to make. I feel like when people think meatballs they automatically think heavy pasta, red sauce etc. However, they're so much more than that & can be just that as well! Don't get me wrong I love a good meatball on pasta with red sauce, but there's so much more to the meatball world:) Lighten them up like we do below & you have a nice healthy dinner right at your finger tips!


I mean you throw all these yummy ingredients in a bowl, roll it on up & bake them. Then mix & match them with your choice of protein, veggies, starch.. you name it. If I haven't convinced you yet, try any of my now 4 meatball recipes on here and you will be hooked! Ginger Garlic, Cheesy Easy, Buffalo Chicken & now these SPINACH FETA meatballs.

Ingredients:

2 lbs ground chicken thigh

1/2 cup gluten free panko breadcrumbs or regular

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

2 cloves garlic minced

1/4 cup chopped shallots

1/2 cup chopped spinach finely

3/4 cup crumbled feta

1 tsp dried basil

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

2 eggs


Feta Basil Sauce:

2 tbsp fresh basil

1 cup feta cheese

4 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 cup light olive oil (drizzle in more if needing to thin)

salt, paprika & pepper to taste


Directions:

Preheat oven to 400

Makes 25 meatballs


1. In a large bowl add in ground chicken thigh, panko bread crumbs, minced garlic, chopped shallots & fresh lemon juice. Fold together until throughly combined.


2.Crack two eggs into a small bowl & whisk together, then set aside. In the large bowl now add in the basil, salt, pepper, paprika, cagey pepper & the pour the eggs on top. Fold together again until throughly combined.


3. Lastly add in the chopped spinach & feta & fold until combined.


4. Line a baking sheet or use a Silpat like the one linked & start to divide the mixture into about 1 1/2 tbsp sized meatballs-- makes 25. Then bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes.


5. While the meatballs are baking add the basil feta sauce ingredients ( fresh basil, feta, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper & paprika) into a food processor & blend until smooth.


6. When meatballs are done cooking, place on a plate & drizzle the sauce on top, then enjoy with your choice of yummy side! Pictured is a side salad with farro, golden beets, tomatoes, cucumbers & sprinkled EBB on top.


ENJOY!

When you make this recipe please make sure you tag me @honestfoodie_blog and #honestgrubhonestfoodie I love to share what you create!!

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