Spinach Balls with Gruyère

Spinach Balls are a Midwestern classic, and we've updated them with nutty, Emmi Le Gruyère cheese for an extra special holiday treat.
20-25 balls
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  • 16-ounce bag frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups dry stuffing mix (with seasonings)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups (5-6 ounes) Emmi Le Gruyère cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Heat oven to 350F. Line a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Squeeze out thawed spinach to remove excess moisture. Place in large bowl. Add chopped shallots, stuffing mix, butter, eggs, mustard, shredded Gruyère, salt and pepper. Use a wooden spoon or your hands to mix well.
  3. Form mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.