A couple of weeks ago my farmer delivered our last share of the summer season. In it was a big bag of spinach, and as soon as I saw it, I knew immediately what I wanted to make—Spinach Soup.
Although we haven’t had a hard freeze in Minneapolis yet, we’ve had plenty of cool fall nights. And there’s nothing like a bowl of Cream of Spinach Soup to warm you up and get some delicious greens in you! Can you say, “Bonus”!
Made with spinach, onions, and garlic in the base, this soup is super flavorful. And as I shared in the notes, you can make this recipe as creamy or brothy as you’d like. The soup pictured above uses a 4 to 1 milk to broth ratio, but you can totally adjust the proportions to get exactly the taste you enjoy—a creamier or brothier version of Cream of Spinach Soup!
And what about the kids? Will they like this soup? That answer depends a lot on your children. Honestly, as a teenager I’m pretty sure I would have turned my nose up to a bowl of cream of spinach soup. But please, keep on exposing your kids to all different foods and encourage them to have a taste. It worked for me. You see, this recipe is inspired by one my dad used to love at a restaurant called Galt’s in Banner Elk, North Carolina. My father would rave about this soup, and he encouraged me to try it. One day I finally did, and you know what? I’ve loved a great Cream of Spinach soup ever since. Thanks, Dad for always encouraging me to try new foods. 🙂
So go get some fresh spinach and make up a batch of this delicious soup. It’s sure to please you, and hopefully inspire your kids!Print
Kitchen Tips and Resources:
- A great garlic press makes child’s play of mincing garlic. I love this top-rated one but there are lots of great alternatives out there at all sorts of kitchen, department, and discount stores.
- A salad spinner is perfect for getting all types of greens clean and dry. I use mine all the time, especially with greens from my farmer or the farmers market. If you don’t have one, check out this top-rated one from OXO. It works well, and it’s super easy to clean!