I finally found a winner of an appetizer. And even though it calls for biscuit mix, I made it a tad better by making my own with unbleached/unenriched flour. Even small little changes like that can improve the health factor of a recipe without losing any flavor.
A favorite appetizer around these parts is a sausage-cheese ball, and this is the same thing only with spinach. I don't have anything against sausage, I was just trying to offer a somewhat healthier appetizer option at the party. They were a hit! And you can easily double this recipe for a larger crowd.
1 box frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
1 cup biscuit mix (homemade or boxed)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
a pinch of salt
tomato sauce for dipping (optional)
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray (or line with parchment paper). In a large bowl, mix all ingredients, except tomato sauce. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls; place on cookie sheet.
2. Bake 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from pan. Serve with tomato sauce for dipping.
Makes about 30 balls.
Linking this post to Healthy Food Friday on Mamavation.com