Keto Spinach Balls in Air Fryer or Oven

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These Keto Spinach Balls are super yummy and perfect for dipping! On the Keto Diet, I know you miss foods you can use to dip!

Keto spinach balls

My husband was wary first told him what I was making (because he doesn’t love spinach), but once he tasted them, he was completely on board! In fact, he ate a lot of these little appetizers. I did my recipe happy dance and took pictures of what was left!

Keto Spinach Balls 

These cute little spinach balls make for a wonderful finger food that is great for an appetizer. They are naturally gluten free and you can make them dairy free by swapping a few ingredients (see below). Here are some Dairy Free Keto Recipes.

Keto spinach balls

How Many Carbs are in Each Spinach Ball?

There is 1 net carb per ball with 2 grams of carbs and 1 gram of fiber per ball. This makes these spinach balls a great snack idea for anyone on the Keto Diet.

Spinach Balls recipe

Shopping List

The measurement for the ingredient are below. If you like, you can hit print recipe to get a printable version to use while you cook.

  • Frozen spinach 
  • Parmesan Cheese 
  • Almond Flour 
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 
  • Italian Seasoning 
  • Eggs 
  • Butter 

Alternative Ingredients

Traditionally, spinach ball recipes are made with bread crumbs. We decided against making bread crumbs for these Keto Balls because it is not worth the extra effort of making the bread and then crumbing it.

You can also use fresh spinach if you want. Cook the spinach in a saute pan with a little butter or oil until it is wilted.

To make this recipe dairy free, you can swap out the cheese for nutritional yeast and the butter for ghee.

Tools & Supplies

I tried making them in the oven, but I like the more crispy in the air fryer. I’m giving directions for both just in case you don’t have an air fryer.

I personally have fallen in love with my air fryer! Our microwave broke and while we waited for a replacement, the air fryer came out as the hero. For a moment, I considered not replacing the microwave! The air fryer cooks so much better and the time is not that much different. 

My favorite air fryer is also a pressure cooker! It’s amongst my favorite Keto Kitchen Tools and Gadgets

  • Oven or Air Fryer
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Spoons
  • If using oven instructions, silicone mat and baking sheet or parchment paper and a cookie sheet.

How to Make Spinach Balls?

Firstly, add all the dry ingredients (Parmesan Cheese, Almond Flour, Garlic Powder, Salt and Pepper, and Italian Seasoning) into a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.

Dry Ingredients

You can use a food processor to mix the dry ingredients if it seems like they are not combining well just with a hand or spoon mix.

Then, thaw the cooked spinach using the microwave or stove.  It doesn’t need to be cooked just thawed. 

frozen spinach

When it is not too hot to the touch, squeeze the water out the spinach by making it into a ball. You can also use paper towels to soak up some of the water.

dry spinach
dry spinach

Spinach is very wet and will make the spinach balls soggy rather than crispy. 

Add the spinach into the dry ingredients. 

mix spinach with dry ingredients

Next, melt the butter and add to the mix.

Crack the eggs in a separate bowl and whisk them together. Then, add to the mixing bowl.

whisk eggs
spinach balls ingredients unmixed

Then, mix everything together so that the ingredients are evenly distributed.

spinach balls ingredients

Air Fryer Instructions 

Pre-heat the air fryer by letting it run for 2 minutes at 400 degrees F.

Then, add the 1 inch ball into the bottom of the air fryer so that are not touching each other. Only make one layer of the balls. Don’t pile them up.

Cook for 9 minutes at 400 degrees F.

Keto Spinach Balls in the oven

Oven Instructions 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

On a silicone mat or foil lined cookie sheet, make 1 inch balls. 

Add the spinach balls to the cookies sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

spinach balls

Dips for Keto Spinach Balls

spinach balls recipe
Keto Spinach Balls
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Keto Spinach Balls

These Keto Spinach Balls are super yummy and perfect for dipping! On the Keto Diet, I know you miss foods you can use to dip!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheese Balls, Keto Appetizer
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 630kcal
Author April Erhard

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 10 oz Spinach Frozen or Fresh Wilted
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Almond Flour
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Butter

Instructions

  • Firstly, add all the dry ingredients (Parmesan Cheese, Almond Flour, Garlic Powder, Salt and Pepper, and Italian Seasoning) into a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Then, thaw the spinach using the microwave or stove.  It doesn’t need to be cooked just thawed.
  • When it is not too hot to the touch, squeeze the water out the spinach by making it into a ball. You can also use paper towels to soak up some of the water.
  • Spinach is very wet and will make the spinach balls soggy rather than crispy.
  • Add the spinach into the dry ingredients.
  • Next, melt the butter and add to the mix.
  • Crack the eggs in a separate bowl and whisk them together. Then, add to the mixing bowl.
  • Then, mix everything together so that the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Air Fryer Instructions

  • Pre-heat the air fryer by letting it run for 2 minutes at 400 degrees F.
  • Then, add the 1 inch ball into the bottom of the air fryer so that are not touching each other. Only make one layer of the balls. Don’t pile them up.
  • Cook for 9 minutes at 400 degrees F.

Oven Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • On a silicone mat or foil lined cookie sheet, make 1 inch balls.
  • Add the spinach balls to the cookies sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Keto Spinach Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 630 Calories from Fat 495
% Daily Value*
Fat 55g85%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 242mg81%
Sodium 1305mg57%
Potassium 524mg15%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 7809IU156%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 506mg51%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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