Crispy Potato Spinach Balls (gluten free & oil free) Meal Prep Friendly!

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When I arrived home from our latest travel adventures, my mom made me a wonderful dinner and with it, she served me these potato spinach balls! They were so tasty and so simple, that I decided to make my own rendition of them and share the recipe with you all!


(makes approx. 18-20 balls)

✘ 4 medium-sized steamed potatoes

✘ 2 large handfuls of spinach (chopped into thin slices)

✘ 4 cloves of garlic (minced)

✘ 1.5 cups cooked navy/white beans

✘ 1.5 cups gluten-free bread crumbs

✘ 1 tsp salt 

✘ 1/2 tsp pepper

✘ 6 tbsp nutritional yeast

✘ 1.5 tsp cumin

✘ 1.5 tsp onion powder

✘ 1 tbsp dried basil

✘ 1/2 tsp thyme


Preheat oven to 450F

1. In a non-stick pan over medium heat add minced garlic and saute with a few tbsp of water for 2 minutes. Add your sliced spinach and saute until spinach just starts to wilt. Remove from heat.

2. In a large mixing bowl, add all the navy beans. Mash until it forms a smooth consistency. Add potatoes and mash until a "mashed potato" texture is formed.

3. Add all spices and the spinach and garlic mixture. Mash until everything is well combined.

4. Roll the potato mixture into 1 inch sized balls and in a separate bowl, add the breadcrumbs to roll them in. Make sure each ball is nicely coated with breadcrumbs and place on a lined baking sheet.

5. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Turn the broiler on and bake for another 5 minutes or just until the tops of the balls start to turn golden (This creates the crispy shell).

6. Serve with cashew sour cream (from the "What I Eat for Life" Ebook) and marinara sauce.

For the video tutorial see video below (YouTube: Maddie Lymburner):


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  • Could be used for picnics as well as meals.. So glad I found you!! Turned vegan, need to lose weight and trying to get fit… You’re my new guru!!

    Annmarie Archer on
  • These are incredible. Everyone must try them!

    Thea on
  • Oh my God- these were SO good! Perfect fun, creative meal. They would be so good for a tailgate or as an appetizer too! 100% will make again

    Marnie on

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