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Spinach and Ricotta Balls with Parmesan 

Spinach and Ricotta Balls with Parmesan 

This spinach and ricotta balls with Parmesan recipe makes a rich and tasty side for any meal. Just follow the simple steps below to prepare it!

15 November, 2018
Average: 2.8 (17 votes)

Dietary Consideration

serves for


total time

0 HR 20 MIN


500 g, fresh
Ricotta cheese
200 g
All purpose flour
1 tbsp
freshly ground
50 g
Parmesan cheese
freshly grated
150 g
1/2 bunch


  • Wash, trim and sort the spinach, removing the thick stalks and place in a saucepan dripping wet.
  • Cook over a medium heat until it collapses.
  • Drain the spinach into a strainer, refresh with cold water, then drain, pressing slightly and chop finely.
  • Mix together the spinach, ricotta, flour and eggs and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Then take teaspoonfuls of the mixture and form into balls with wet hands.
  • Gradually drop the spinach balls into 2 L of boiling, lightly salted water and simmer very gently over a low heat for 6-8 minutes, until they rise to the surface.
  • Take out of the pan and drain on kitchen paper.
  • To serve, arrange the spinach balls on plates, pour melted butter around and sprinkle with Parmesan.
  • Garnish with basil.

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