By now you know, our ‘Meatballs and patties’ section is designed to collect many original recipes to prepare the food par excellence that both young and old ones enjoy. Today the proposal is Spinach meatballs.

So, today we propose a perfect version to get children to eat spinach, a vegetable rich in minerals that is often not very popular.

Here are the ingredients for our recipe. And if you want more ideas for meatballs and patties, have fun here!

Spinach meatballs

6.58g carbohydrates per 100g


  • 600g lean minced beef
  • 150g cooked spinach
  • 50g Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated
  • 30g breadcrumbs**
  • 30g extra virgin olive oil
  • 20g wholemeal rice flour*
  • 1 egg
  • 1 clove garlic
  • salt, extra virgin olive oil, sage, milk

**Ingredients specific for celiacs

*Ingredients whose labels must read “gluten-free” (or, in Italy, present on  Prontuario AIC)

Preparation of the Spinach meatballs

  1. Mix the minced meat with the egg, breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan; add salt to taste. Finely chop the spinach and incorporate it into the minced meat mixture.
  2. Form patties of about 5cm in diameter, flour them lightly and place them in a non-stick pan with a little extra virgin olive oil, a clove of garlic and two sage leaves.
  3. Brown them on both sides, then lower the heat, cover and cook for about 30 minutes, adding a little milk and a few tablespoons of water if necessary.
  4. Serve piping hot.


Version with gluten of Spinach patties

Replace gluten-free breadcrumbs with standard breadcrumbs and rice flour with wheat flour.

There are dishes that are not only real meal-savers, but also manage to win over the palate from the very first bite. Dishes full of flavour, made from simple ingredients reminiscent of old recipes and our Rolled omelette, obviously gluten-free in this is unbeatable!

Here you will find the recipe that I love to make when the fridge is almost down to the bone, but remember that you can put whatever ingredients you have on hand, seasonal vegetables and herbs, in the Omelette Filling: it will never disappoint. And if you want to follow how to make it step by step, prepare it by watching the video recipe.

Rolled omelette  

5.11g carbohydrates per 100g

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 8 eggs
  • 130g cooked ham*
  • 90g cheese of your choice that melts
  • 70g Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated
  • 50g breadcrumbs**
  • salt and extra virgin olive oil

**Ingredients specific for celiacs

*Ingredients whose labels must read “gluten-free” (or, in Italy, present on  Prontuario AIC)


  1. Beat the eggs in a bowl, adding grated Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs and salt.
    Then, put a few tablespoons of oil in a non-stick frying pan and, when it is hot, pour in the previously prepared egg mixture.
La preparazione del composto di uova

Preparation of the egg mixture

  1. The pan should be placed on the heat so that it only cooks the part of the omelette closest to you. When this has started to solidify, but the top is still perfectly soft, slightly tilt the pan and start stuffing with cooked ham and cheese.
Come arrotolare la frittata

How to roll the omelette

  1. With this movement, you allow the soft part of the omelette to slide to the bottom of the pan.
  2. Then roll the stuffed area on itself and continue with the same technique with the remaining omelette.
La cottura della frittata

The omelette cooking

  1. The recommendation is not to be in a hurry and to gradually cook all the parts evenly: follow the video recipe to make sure you don’t make mistakes.
La frittata farcita pronta per essere gustata

The Rolled omelette ready to be eaten

Version with gluten of Rolled omelette

Replace the gluten free breadcrumbs with standard breadcrumbs; no other adaptation is needed.