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Cream of Spinach Cheese Soup

 Cream of Spinach Cheese Soup
Give yourself a delicious calcium boost with this creamy, cheesy soup from Maria Regakis of Somerville, Massachusetts. "I like to serve with a green salad," Maria notes. "You can also add 2 cups of cubed cooked chicken, if you wish."
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the broth, spinach, onion powder and
  • pepper. Bring to a boil. Combine flour and milk until smooth;
  • gradually add to soup. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir
  • for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheese until melted.
  • Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (prepared with reduced-sodium broth and reduced-fat cheese) equals 297 calories, 17 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 805 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein.