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Spinach and Ricotta Cheese Meatballs


These do not have any meat in them but they look like meatballs so this is why I call them that.

One pound of defrosted chopped spinach. Squeeze it dry.

Two cups ricotta cheese

Three large eggs

1 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

8 ounces grated mozzarella cheese

9 Tablespoons flour

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

Dash of nutmeg

Dash of turmeric

32 ounces of your favorite tomato sauce

Mix the spinach, all the cheeses, flour, salt, pepper, nutmeg and tumeric until everything is incorporated

Use a tablespoon take one spoonful and roll in extra flour to form into a ball

Place all the balls on a sheet pan and chill ,covered for an hour or more.

I made mine in the morning and cooked them for supper

Bring a pot of  salted water to a boil and then a simmer.

Drop about eight balls in the pot at a time and wait till they float to the top.

Drain with a slotted spoon and place into the tomato sauce

Repeat this till all the balls are cooked.

Take the sauce and meatballs and cover it with more cheese and heat in the oven till all the cheese is melted

This is a great make ahead recipe

Make sure you drain the balls before you put them inside the sauce because if you don’t the sauce will be watery

If you make them teaspoon size  you can put them in soup

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