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Spinach Cheese Soup

 Spinach Cheese Soup
A friend brought a pot of this steaming soup to our home after our first child was born. Three kids later, I'm still getting requests to make it frequently.
16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 6 cups milk
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded brick or Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

  • In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, saute onion and garlic in oil until
  • tender. Add broth; bring to a boil. Add linguine and cook for 8-10
  • minutes or until tender. Reduce heat. Add spinach and chicken; heat
  • through but do not boil. Stir in milk; heat through. Add cheeses and
  • stir just until melted. Serve immediately. Yield: 14-16 servings
  • (4 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 317 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 589 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein.