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Spinach Garlic Soup Recipe

"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. YIELD: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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 253 calories, 22g fat (13g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 781mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Spinach Garlic Soup

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kath444 User ID: 8133622 215733
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4958434 6706
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2340275 4903
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1746388 6870
Reviewed 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!"

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