Party Panache, Nutty Spinach Stuffing Bites

This is a fun and different little app to serve during the holidays.  You can use leftover stuffing or mix up a quick batch with a stuffing mix

nutty stuffing bites

My friend Lynn over at Happier than a Pig in Mud inspired me to try this.  I used her recipe and added nuts for added flavor and texture

mixed nuts

Kinda like a little surprise inside  🎉


I made our favorite stuffing as a side dish for dinner one night and saved the leftovers to make these appetizer bites


I like to add sauteed onion and celery to Pepperidge Farm Herb stuffing mix, and use chicken broth instead of water


Eggs, Parmesan, spinach and a dash of garlic


Mix it all together


Mound a spoonful of stuffing around your nut of choice, pecan

pecan stuffing ball


pistachio stuffing ball


almond stuffing ball

Pine nuts


Bake them on a parchment lined baking sheet


Bake about 15 minutes or until golden

spinach stuffing balls

Nutty Spinach Stuffing Bites

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 48 balls


  • 1 box 10 oz., frozen chopped spinach thawed, drained and squeezed dry
  • 3 cups prepared stuffing*
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 6 oz grated Parmesan cheese
  • dash of garlic powder
  • pecans, cashews, pistachios, almonds, pine nuts, walnuts


  • Combine stuffing with eggs, cheese and garlic.
  • Use any nut, or combination of nuts, you like.
  • Form 1 inch balls with stuffing mix enclosing several nuts in the center.
  • Roll to shape into balls in the palm of your hand and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, until set and starting to brown.
  • Serve warm. Makes about 48 bites
Keyword Nutty Stuffing Bites, Spinach Stuffing Balls, Thanksgiving appetizer
stuffing poppers



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10 Responses to “Party Panache, Nutty Spinach Stuffing Bites”
  1. Oh so simple and they look delish!

  2. Mary says:

    I loved Lynn’s stuffing bites Jenna and the nut inside makes for a fun surprise! I could happily devour several with a glass of wine. I bet a cube of cheddar inside would be tasty too 🙂

  3. Lynn says:

    I’m with Mary! A very nice little nosh indeed, love the nutty addition:@)

  4. Judy Pimperl says:

    Oh, I can smell these baking now! I will most definitely have to try this one during the holidays.

  5. Such a clever little nugget! Love!

  6. JESS44903 says:

    Holy cow…this sounds A-MAZING! 🙂 YUM!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  7. Julie says:

    Wow Jenna,
    You are amazing! This appetizer sounds so good for Thanksgiving. The hubs was walking by and saw this and said looks good everything I like! I want to make this for Thanksgiving!
    Thanks for sharing this recipe with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

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