Packed with spinach & mushrooms these meatballs have a zesty Italian flare & a sharp parmesan punch, making them the perfect side or main dish.
For Christmas this year my Mom’s side of the family decided on doing Italian Food rather than the traditional American holiday food fare. We celebrated Christmas on December 27th so by that time we were all Turkey & Potatoed out.
Traditionally when it comes to family events because Brent & I live out of town we get the “get out of jail free card” and rarely bring a dish to pass. This time my Aunt who was hosting Christmas said she had to work the night before and wouldn’t be able to prepare many dishes so via group text I chimed in and said “I’ll make Meatballs… Meatballs are Italian!”
So there you have it friends, this foodie volunteered to make a dish for our family dinner. Now in the spirit of being a Healthy Living Blogger I decided to try to make some healthy veggie packed meatballs that the kids would eat & the adults wouldn’t freak out by the ingredient list. After looking at a few recipes online before heading out for a few errands I decided I would just wing it, what better way to prepare a meal is there?!
We headed to the store and I decided just minutes before arriving that the combination of spinach, mushrooms and parmesan cheese sounded good to me. And there you have it friends, the meatballs were born!
I love Italian food but it can also get really heavy with all the pasta and cheese. This is a great recipe packed with nutrients without being super carb heavy. These meatballs would be great on top of some noodles, spaghetti squash or just eaten by themselves with a side of veggies.
I made this recipe to feed a large and hungry family so this made a little more than 60 meatballs. If you are not looking to make so many you could cut proportions down or freeze part of the batch. To freeze I would let the meatballs cool on the baking sheet, then put in the freezer (still on the baking sheet). Once frozen transfer to an airtight container and put them back in the freezer for safe keeping.