Easy to Make Spinach Nuggets {Recipe}

This is another one of our favorite recipes to make at home. Spinach nuggets are really easy for my toddler to eat (finger food) and he loves them, plus spinach has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants.

Easy to Make Spinach Nuggets {Recipe}
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Easy to Make Spinach Nuggets

Easy to Make Spinach Nuggets

Ingredients

  • 1 package frozen spinach (cooked, drained, and chopped) or 2 cups of fresh spinach
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs

Instructions

Heat your oven to 350F

Coat a baking sheet with olive oil.

Combine all ingredients and mix well. You can add garlic powder, pepper and basil if you wish.

Shape the mixture into nuggets and place on the baking tray.

Bake for 25 minutes (turn nuggets over after the first 15 minutes).

Enjoy!
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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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83 responses to “Easy to Make Spinach Nuggets {Recipe}”

  1. Dana45 — August 17, 2012 @ 11:24 am (#)

    I’ll be trying this recipe for my granddaughter! Thanks for posting this.

  2. Mei — August 17, 2012 @ 8:24 pm (#)

    Mmmm…sounds yummy! And good for you too! Thanks!

  3. Tiffany Davenport — August 17, 2012 @ 10:41 pm (#)

    Great way to get some extra vegetables on my DD’s diet!

  4. Martha — August 18, 2012 @ 6:00 pm (#)

    This looks delightful… will definitely have to give it a try! 🙂 my baby is almost ready for finger foods and this would be a great one! thanks for the recipe!

  5. brooke t — August 19, 2012 @ 3:36 am (#)

    wow that is really easy!! Thank you!!

  6. Polly Valenzuela — August 19, 2012 @ 10:10 pm (#)

    i love this recipe, thank you for sharing angela!! will be making this on tuesday

    • Angela at OneSmileyMonkey — August 20, 2012 @ 5:16 pm (#)

      Hope you like it:)

      • Mamanaturale — October 29, 2012 @ 5:00 pm (#)

        Can’t comment on the other thread. Thanks very much for letting me know! Can’t wait to try it!

      • Angela V — October 29, 2012 @ 8:11 pm (#)

        Not sure why you can’t comment but yeah, not a problem 🙂 Hope you like it!

  7. Vanessa Coker — August 20, 2012 @ 2:16 pm (#)

    I wonder if I can use fresh Spinach vs. frozen? I’m going to give it a try tomorrow for dinner.

    • Angela at OneSmileyMonkey — August 20, 2012 @ 5:17 pm (#)

      I am sure you could. I have done it with both 🙂

      • Vanessa Coker — August 24, 2012 @ 1:39 pm (#)

        Yes it came out great! We all loved it, I served them with quinoa and mixed veggies. I had to hand mixed it for a little longer so that the fresh spinach leaves would wilt (sp?) a little and make it easier to form the nuggets… next time I’ll try pre cooking them a bit. Thanks for sharing!

      • Angela at OneSmileyMonkey — August 24, 2012 @ 3:28 pm (#)

        yay! Love hearing your success stories after trying out the recipes! Thanks for sharing Vanessa!

      • Mamanaturale — October 28, 2012 @ 8:21 pm (#)

        When using fresh spinach, any clue how many oz? Or cups?

      • Angela V — October 28, 2012 @ 8:44 pm (#)

        Hi, you can use 2 cups of fresh spinach if not using the frozen spinach.

  8. Viv Nguyen — August 21, 2012 @ 11:09 am (#)

    I’ve never thought about making nuggets from spinach before, although they remind me of the mini savory pancakes that i sometime make (with eggplants, kimchi, zucchini, etc) so maybe I’m not so far off on your idea/recipe!

  9. Beth Ann — August 22, 2012 @ 9:50 am (#)

    OH THIS LOOKS TASTY! I’m going to try it! 🙂

  10. Polly Valenzuela — August 22, 2012 @ 3:17 pm (#)

    i made this today and it came out DELISH!!

  11. Doreen Musson — August 22, 2012 @ 5:58 pm (#)

    I wonder if I can get them to give these a try??

  12. amy v — August 25, 2012 @ 7:22 pm (#)

    these sound delish! i’m going to try these for my kids- i think they may like them! thx for sharing!

  13. Alisha D — August 25, 2012 @ 8:03 pm (#)

    I don’t know if my 2.5 year old will eat these BUT I sure know tis mama to be will!! Thanks Angela!!!

  14. Lisa Brown — August 26, 2012 @ 3:34 am (#)

    I have never made something like this, it looks great. Thank you for the recipe.

  15. Elva Roberts — August 28, 2012 @ 6:39 am (#)

    August 28- These spinach nuggets sound really delicious. They will have protein from the eggs and cheese. I think I will give them a try. Thank you for the recipe. el03ro

  16. Angela — September 19, 2012 @ 1:47 pm (#)

    This is awesome. I have low potassium and have been struggling with ways to get it up, and this is a perfect idea. Can’t wait to try it.

    • Angela V — November 27, 2012 @ 9:38 pm (#)

      Let me know what you think 🙂

  17. Nena Sinclair — October 26, 2012 @ 9:45 pm (#)

    When I read the recipe title, I was skeptical, but now that I’ve read the recipe and saw the pics, they look wonderful! I’m going to make these and I’m going to send my daughter the recipe, too, she has a difficult time getting her 4 year old to eat veggies. I’m sure he’d love this, though!

    • Angela V — November 27, 2012 @ 9:38 pm (#)

      Nice 😉 glad to hear!

  18. Jerri Davis — October 29, 2012 @ 4:52 pm (#)

    These are worth trying so I pinned it. Thank You for showing us this. Jerri Davis

    • Angela V — November 27, 2012 @ 9:37 pm (#)

      Thanks for pinning 🙂

  19. Christina Ferguson — November 3, 2012 @ 8:34 am (#)

    What a fantastic way to serve spinach. I am definitely going to try these. They look so yummy.

  20. Dani — November 12, 2012 @ 7:07 pm (#)

    I love spinach… this is an awesome idea.. and a good way to sneak veggies into a kid’s diet (they all seem to like chicken nuggets lol)

  21. Marty Harris — November 17, 2012 @ 6:22 am (#)

    Those looks so good.

  22. Rose — November 17, 2012 @ 9:50 am (#)

    I love nuggets – chicken, tofu, fish, and when I saw this I went wild!!!!! I can’t wait to try it – this weekend!!!

  23. Joanne Gregory — November 19, 2012 @ 5:36 am (#)

    Sounds yummy! And another great way to serve spinach. Goat cheese would be a great ingredient instead of the yellow cheese but that is personal preference, of course.

  24. Sandra O — November 27, 2012 @ 5:32 pm (#)

    I’m going to have to try these. My son likes anything that looks like a chicken nugget and it’ll be a great way to get some spinach in him! I hope he likes them. Now I know what’s on the menu for tmrw! Thx 😉

  25. Bibiana Rodriguez — December 3, 2012 @ 4:51 pm (#)

    Yumm!! This recipe looks delicious!! 🙂

  26. Dewi Permata Sari — December 3, 2012 @ 6:22 pm (#)

    Okay, this looks delicious. I’m going to try this recipe today. Thanks for posting! 🙂

  27. Rachel N — December 18, 2012 @ 12:18 pm (#)

    I am going to have to try this. My kids hate vegetables but they might think these were fun.

  28. Ashley Nolan — February 3, 2013 @ 5:50 pm (#)

    I’m gonna make these and see if the kids will eat them!

  29. Aundrea Lauzon — February 6, 2013 @ 6:10 pm (#)

    This sounds yummy! When I get off this gluten free detox diet I am on, I will have to try them, or even better, I will try to find a substitution for the bread crumbs…… hmmmm? Any ideas?

    • Angela V — February 6, 2013 @ 8:40 pm (#)

      You can try quick oatmeal (not instant) 🙂

  30. Emilia T — February 10, 2013 @ 6:51 pm (#)

    a great quick fun recipe with spinach. kids love nugget shapes

  31. Adrianne B — February 15, 2013 @ 8:43 am (#)

    These sound great. I am always trying to find new yummy spinach recipes because I love spinach! I love that they are baked instead of fried.

  32. grace — February 28, 2013 @ 6:37 pm (#)

    sounds delish .. need to try this maybe my son would like it and will get over his fear of eating “green”. thanks.

  33. 5lita5 — March 4, 2013 @ 5:21 am (#)

    Simple, easy & so delicious! Made these last night and they were a hit!

  34. Michelle Chow — April 13, 2013 @ 1:32 pm (#)

    Hello, OSM. What a cool idea. So healthy, easy to make and all with ingredients I have at home already. I would never have thought to make this. Thank you very much for this recipe, One Smiley Monkey.

  35. Erika B — May 11, 2013 @ 8:16 am (#)

    Wow, I think my kids would love these, so quick and easy to make and great for snacks and small meals. Definitely making these this week! Thañks!

  36. Vianna Zanuldin — May 15, 2013 @ 9:37 am (#)

    Yum! I think this would be great for the kidlet and the rest of the family! It’s a bit of a struggle to get her to eat veggies now but she LOVES anything breaded and with cheese!

  37. Nicole B — May 23, 2013 @ 11:20 am (#)

    Hmmmm. I think my two year old just may eat this! Tricky sneaking veggies in somedays!

  38. Debbie Bashford — July 5, 2013 @ 9:23 am (#)

    I have to try these the sound delish!!

  39. Vesper — July 8, 2013 @ 8:41 am (#)

    Looks great – I have actually got some frozen spinach in my freezer at the moment

  40. Heidi C. — July 9, 2013 @ 8:13 pm (#)

    What a simple recipe but so packed with nutrients! I can’t wait to make these for my kids!

  41. Jeannie — July 30, 2013 @ 7:37 am (#)

    Why did I not come across the recipe before! I think this might just be what I am looking for to get my toddler to eat some greens!

  42. Natalie M — August 6, 2013 @ 1:52 pm (#)

    Definately trying this recipe- here’s to hoping my picky toddler will approve 😀

  43. amy lovell — October 21, 2013 @ 7:10 am (#)

    what a fantastiuc idea!

  44. jayet — October 29, 2013 @ 6:27 pm (#)

    did this tonight! used canned spinach & crushed up croutons. haha, kind’ve ghetto but they were still good 😀

  45. Laurie P — February 11, 2014 @ 6:49 am (#)

    Wow! Super easy and look sooo tasty! Not sure who would love’m more, my kids or me lol.

  46. Melinda L. — June 6, 2014 @ 8:51 am (#)

    Sounds like a cool recipe! Love spinach and cheese, this would make it even better!

  47. Ashe-Monique Yap-Chung — June 10, 2014 @ 9:31 am (#)

    Thanks for this. Will definitely try for my son 🙂

  48. Treen Goodwin — July 14, 2014 @ 8:02 am (#)

    awesome idea , i will be trying these out thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  49. Anne+Taylor — November 3, 2014 @ 10:35 am (#)

    These look and sound super tasty! I bet my grandkids would absolutely love these!

  50. kathy downey — February 19, 2015 @ 8:36 am (#)

    I’m going to be trying this recipe for my grandson.

  51. kathy downey — October 11, 2015 @ 12:02 pm (#)

    I made these for my grandson,but i ate most of them ….just delicious with hummus

  52. salexis — October 29, 2015 @ 9:53 am (#)

    This is going on the menu tonight! It looks so yummy! 🙂

  53. kathy downey — October 29, 2015 @ 1:21 pm (#)

    I make these all the time

  54. kathy downey — November 8, 2015 @ 7:57 am (#)

    My granddaughter is a dipper she loves to dip her food in any kind of dip and these tasty treat get the greens in her also…..i would never let her watch me make them because then she would not want to eat them because she hates Spinach lol

  55. Dandi D — April 14, 2016 @ 3:52 am (#)

    I’m always looking for ways to feed my children more veggies, so these look great!

  56. G K — November 18, 2016 @ 5:59 pm (#)

    These sound good! I love spinach!

  57. Debbie White Beattie — January 12, 2017 @ 2:00 am (#)

    I love how easy this recipe is to make and how healthy they are.

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  59. Yanak23 — February 28, 2019 @ 11:20 am (#)

    Can you clarify what size package of frozen spinach you use? The cut leaf spinach in my freezer is 16oz right now. Did you use a smaller package?

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