Around the holidays, my family loves to try out new appetizers. We have even been known to make a meal out of them on New Year’s Day. Regardless of when you eat them, it’s nice to have a few quick, go-to ideas when company is coming, or you just want to serve a snack to whet the appetites before your Christmas dinner. I think you’ll enjoy them all and many can be made ahead of the big day, leaving you more time with family and friends.

Spinach Balls

Course Appetizer
Servings 4


  • 2 boxes frozen chopped spinach cooked and well drained
  • 2 c. Pepperidge Farm stuffing fine
  • 1/2 c. margarine melted
  • 1 t. Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 1/2 t. thyme
  • 1 sm. onion chopped
  • 6 eggs beaten
  • 3/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese


  • Mix all ingredients together and shape into walnut-sized balls.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 85 balls.
  • To make ahead, only bake for 10 minutes, cool and freeze.
  • When ready to use, pull out what you need and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.