Harry Potter's Gillyweed Balls

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by mollypaul

I found this recipe in the local paper.

Top Review by Oleaceae

This was a great recipe for our Hogwart's Halloween party, and I would even eat them at a non-themed event!

I didn't have Italian bread crumbs, so just added 1 T dried basil, 2 t dried oregano, 1 t salt, and a few dashes black ground pepper to my homemade bread crumbs before stirring them in. I ended up using 1.5 Cups of the bread crumbs. I also opted to use half of a finely minced yellow onion in place of the green onions (personal preference) which I sauteed very briefly in a tiny bit of the melted butter before mixing them in. I got over sixty balls with this recipe (!?), and they took about 18 minutes to cook, because I did the two large cookie sheets in the oven at the same time.

The spinach-y flavor of these were a much-needed foil to the unending stream of sugary treats at our party! Thanks for listing this recipe, Molly!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. In a medium bowl combine spinach, cheese, butter, green onions, eggs, salt and pepper and just enough bread crumbs to make the mixture hold together.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  4. Arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
  5. Bake 10 to 15 minutes until lightly browned.

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