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Spinach Garlic Soup

"During the years I owned and operated a deli, this was one of the most popular soups I served," recalls Marilyn Paradis of Woodburn, Oregon.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • In a 5-qt. Dutch oven, bring spinach, broth and carrots to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool to lukewarm.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the onion and garlic in butter until onion is soft, about 5-10 minutes. Add flour; cook and stir over low heat for 3-5 minutes. Add to spinach mixture. Cool slightly.
  • Puree in small batches in a blender until finely chopped. Place in a large saucepan. Add the cream, milk, pepper and nutmeg; heat through but do not boil.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 253 calories, 22g fat (13g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 781mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • CMoore78
    Nov 27, 2018

    It was okay. Husband didn't like it (picky), son wouldn't touch it (just because it's GREEN). Ate it for lunch over a couple of days so not too bad, but doubt I would make it again.

  • kath444
    Dec 23, 2014

    really liked this a lot ! after some saut? , threw it in my vitamix for a creamy piping hot deliciously quick lite dinner

  • bereitbach
    Mar 12, 2013

    This soup didn't taste bad, but it was difficult to get past the dark green color when eating it. My 11-month-old daughter loved it, but my 3-year-old son didn't care for it.

  • herosquad
    Jan 23, 2011

    I made this recipe for Taste of Home's low fat cookbook, which used skim milk and evaporated milk, as well as cooking spray to saute the onion and garlic. Great changes. Reduces the calories by more than 2/3! Probably not as rich, but definitely a good soup to make again.

  • savedmom89
    Nov 8, 2009

    I wanted a soup that would help my poor sick familiy get better, and I found it. I did add more garlic since I wanted something to flush out all those uky germs out of them and WOW! This soup did it! Thank you!