Easy Spinach Bisque

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


5-6 servings

Updated: Oct. 21, 2022
Not only is this soup healthy and filling, it's easy to prepare and elegant besides.—Patricia Tuckwiller, Lewisburg, West Virginia


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup cubed process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • Oyster crackers, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, salt and nutmeg until blended. Gradually whisk in milk and water. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat to medium; add the cheese and stir until melted. Stir in the spinach; heat through. Serve with oyster crackers if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 184 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 488mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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