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Spinach and Artichoke Cream Cheese Balls

0When you are low carb but a fan of spinach artichoke dip what do you do? You make Spinach and Artichoke Cream Cheese Balls!

These balls need no chips or bread.  You just pop them in your mouth and you’re in heaven!

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Spinach and artichoke is one of my all-time favorite dips!  The savory blend of spinach, artichokes, and cream cheese is positively addictive and quite honestly, I could just eat it as is without any chips or bread!

This is why I created these Spinach and Artichoke Cream Cheese Balls so you get all that outrageously delicious flavor in one…or two bites!

For this recipe, I took my standard spinach and artichoke dip recipe and tweaked it a little so that the consistency was slightly thicker.

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Then I rolled it into a ball and put each one into the freezer so that the balls would harden and therefore making the dredging and frying processes easier and less messy.

So make sure you don’t skip this step. Then it’s just a matter of a quick fry in hot oil and voila, you got yourself some delicious spinach and artichoke balls that need no accompaniment!

The pork rind and almond flour coating gives it a nice crispy outside while the inside is a ball of melty goodness!

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The ingredients you need to enjoy this dish are Unflavored Pork RindsAlmond Flour and Sriracha (optional), all of which can be purchased on Amazon or at a local supermarket.

Now, let’s get started!

Prepping Time 5M

Freezing Time 10M

Cook Time 2M

Total Time 17M

Net Carb/Ball ~0.5g

Servings 9 Balls

Ingredients

  • 4 oz Cream Cheese (slightly room temp)
  • 1/2 Cup Spinach (frozen, chopped)
  • 1/4 Cup Shredded Parmesan
  • 2 Artichoke Hearts (canned)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tsp Sriracha (optional)
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  • 2oz Unflavored Pork Rinds (1/4 Cup if using Pork Panko)
  • 1/3 Cup Almond Flour

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Defrost spinach, squeeze out excess water from spinach and chop into 1/4″ pieces.

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3) Chop artichoke hearts.

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4) Grate garlic with a grater or garlic press and set aside.

5) Mix cream cheese, spinach, garlic, artichokes, Parmesan, salt, black pepper, and optional Sriracha into a mixing bowl and combine well.

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6) Place mix in freezer for 5-10 minutes until slightly hardened.

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7) Pour Unflavored Pork Rinds into a food processor and pulse until ground into very fine crumbs.  You can also use your hands to crush the pork rinds if you don’t have a food processorNote – Skip this step if you are using Pork Panko.

8) In three separate small mixing bowl, fill one bowl with Almond Flour, one bowl with egg (beaten), and one bowl with crushed Unflavored Pork Rinds.

9) Take cream cheese mixture out of the freezer and roll into 1/2 inch balls.

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10) In this order, dip and coat each ball: Almond Flour > eggs > crushed Unflavored Pork Rinds.

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11) Fill vegetable oil up to about half of a fry pan and heat on medium.

12) Once the oil is heated and starts to lightly smoke, carefully transfer cream cheese balls and cook for 1 minute.  Rotate and cook for an additional minute of the other side.  Serve warm.  Note – Once cooked, these can also be stored frozen.  To heat, place in oven at 350 F for 8-10 minutes.

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Spinach and Artichoke Cream Cheese Balls

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Spinach and Artichoke Cream Cheese Balls.  Enjoy this delicious fusion at only ~0.5g Net Carb / Ball.  Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
4.5 from 6 votes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: cream cheese appetizer, keto cream cheese snacks, keto spinach artichoke snacks, low carb cream cheese snacks, low carb spinach artichoke snacks, spinach artichoke appetizer
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Freezing Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 9 Balls
Print Recipe
Calories: 118kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 oz Cream Cheese slightly room temp
  • 1/2 Cup Spinach Frozen and Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Shredded
  • 2 Whole Artichoke Hearts canned
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 tsp Sriracha optional
  • 1 Egg Egg beaten
  • 2 oz Unflavored Pork Rinds 1/4 Cup if using Pork Panko
  • 1/3 Cup Almond Flour

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
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  • Defrost spinach, squeeze out excess water from spinach and chop into 1/4" pieces.
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  • Chop artichoke hearts.
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  • Grate garlic with a grater or garlic press and set aside.
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  • Mix cream cheese, spinach, garlic, artichokes, Parmesan, salt, black pepper, and optional Sriracha into a mixing bowl and combine well.
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  • Place mix in freezer for 5-10 minutes until slightly hardened.
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  • Meanwhile, place unflavored pork rinds in a food processor and pulse until rinds mimic the texture of bread crumbs.
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  • In three separate small mixing bowl, fill one bowl with almond flour, one bowl with egg, and one bowl with crushed unflavored pork rinds.
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  • Take cream cheese mixture out of the freezer and roll into 1/2 inch balls.
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  • In this order, dip and coat each ball: almond flour > eggs > crushed unflavored pork rinds.
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  • Fill vegetable oil up to about half of a fry pan and heat on medium.
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  • Once the oil is heated and starts to lightly smoke, carefully transfer cream cheese balls and cook for 1 minute. Rotate and cook for an additional minute of the other side. Serve warm.
    **Once cooked, these can also be stored frozen. To heat, place in oven at 350 F for 8-10 minutes.
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Nutrition

Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 493IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg

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