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Cream of Spinach Cheese Soup

Give yourself a delicious calcium boost with this cream of spinach soup. I like to serve it with a green salad. You can also add 2 cups of cubed cooked chicken, if you wish. —Maria Regakis, Saugus, Massachusetts.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 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 shredded cheddar cheese


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 297 calories, 17g fat (11g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 805mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • Lori
    Apr 21, 2020

    Yum Yum! This recipe was delicious. The second time that I made this, I minced a large portobello mushroom and added that to this mixture. In addition, I added 1 T unsalted butter. My lands and stars, this soup is absolutely divine!

  • Carol
    Feb 15, 2020

    I don't think the soup is as much sodium as it says. Well how I will make it, it won't be. I'm using low sodium chicken broth. I won't add any extra salt. We are following DASH Diet. So I been cooking with unsalted or low salt broths. If you use fresh spinach. There wouldn't be any sodium I think. Now frozen spinach you'd have to read the label for sodium content in the brand you buy.

  • jkcoach98
    Feb 16, 2018

    This was very tasty. So easy to make. I paired it with grilled cheese sandwiches. My entire family liked it, even the ones not so keen on spinach. I will be making this again.

  • npurlee
    Nov 11, 2017

    Amazing easy soup, I added mushrooms to mine. I think next time I will use fresh onion and garlic

  • Summy
    Nov 10, 2017

    Delicious! So easy to make, and so satisfying. Based on other reviews, I cut back on the flour by 1 tsp. I didn't have chicken broth, so I used a chicken boullion cube and 1 cup of water. I will be making this many times. Sharp cheddar makes all the difference, too.

  • mandystricklandcarpenter
    Sep 10, 2017

    This was really tasty! I used what I had on hand, so instead of using fresh spinach, I just stirred in frozen spinach (thawed, drained, and squeezed dry) at the end until it was heated through. I also added in a chopped carrot (boiled in chicken stock) and about 2 TBSP chopped red bell pepper that I was trying to get rid of (sauteed in butter), for an extra veggie boost. It was delicious! The extra veggies and stock from boiling the carrot increased the volume enough for myself and my hungry husband to have two bigger portions.

  • Donella
    Sep 9, 2017

    Made this and is was great. Next time will double and add some minced garlic.

  • Laylay0308
    Jan 17, 2017

    I absolutely loved this recipe. I was really impressed with the simplicity of it also. I added garlic powder and about 1/2 cup more chicken broth. If it had longer to cook I think minced onion and garlic would be a great addition. It is wonderful as is however!

  • ladylinguist
    Oct 1, 2015

    So good! I doubled it and used real milk and garlic (and since I couldn't find a chicken bouillon cube, I used a beef one). FANTASTIC! And so so so easy!

  • DSoetenga
    Mar 19, 2012

    I usually double this recipe to make sure that my husband and I both get a decent helping of it in our bowls.