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Cheese and Spinach Balls

Slimming World Syns*:
Option 1: 2½ Syns Per Balls
Option 2: 4 Balls = 4 Syns + 1 Healthy Extra A Portion
Weight Watchers: Coming Soon
Calories: 65 Per Ball
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Side Dish, Soup
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 Balls


  • 250g Fresh or Frozen Spinach
  • 30g Parmesan [Grated]
  • 70g Reduced Fat Mozzarella [Diced]
  • 50g Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg [Beaten]
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt


  • If using fresh spinach: Wash first and then blanch using boiling water or wilt in the microwave. Let it cool and place into a sieve or colander. Using a fork squeeze out as much moisture as you can. We are not looking for a wet spinach. Chop roughly.
    If using frozen spinach: Allow to defrost completley before placing into a sieve or colander and using a fork squeeze out as much moisture as you can. We are not looking for a wet spinach.
  • In a small dish or mug place 2 teaspoons of the weighed Parmesan and 2 teaspoons of the weighedpanko breadcrumbs with a pinch of salt. Place to one side.
  • In a bowl place spinach, parmesan, mozzarella, breadcrumbs, beaten egg, garlic powder and 1 teaspoon of salt. Mix well using a wooden spoon or electric hand blender.
  • Here comes the messy part. Scoop out the mixture bit by bit, roll into balls and then roll them into the panko/parmesan mixure you made earlier. This mixture will make 8 balls. Place each onto grease proof paper and pop in to the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/160c Fan/350F/Gas 4.
  • Place the chilled balls into the oven and bake for 20 - 30 minutes or until cooked through and the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
  • Serve immediately or allow to cool as a cold snack.


*Slimming World Syns and Weight Watchers Points are all approximate and estimated by the fatgirlskinny.net team. They have not been verified by an official source.