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4.5 from 8 votes

Healthy Cheese Balls

We knew there was a way to make healthy cheese balls for kids by adding spinach, and they turned out amazing!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Cheese Balls
Servings: 6 2 cheese balls
Calories: 237kcal


  • 3 medium russet potato
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 ounce cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup bread crumbs, plain
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 2 tablespoon oil, avocado


  • Peel and cube potatoes. Add to a saucepan with enough water to cover. Boil for 10-15 minutes or until softened. Drain and allow to cool completely.
  • Chop spinach and mix together in a large bowl with the potato. Mash together.
  • Grate cheddar into the potato mixture. Add cottage cheese and lightly whisked egg. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • In a shallow dish, mix together bread crumbs, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Scoop potato mixture by the tablespoon and shape into rounds the size of a golf ball. Roll into bread crumbs and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Gently add each cheese ball without overlapping. Cook until golden on all sides.
  • Place cheese balls onto a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Cool slightly and serve.


Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 408mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g