Potato Spinach Soup

  • Prep Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1batch
  • Ingredients

  • 1/4 cupbutter
  • 1largeonion
  • 2stalkscelery, cut fine
  • 1/4 cupflour
  • 3cupswater
  • 2cupspotatoes, cubed
  • 2teaspoonssalt
  • 1cupspinach, chopped( I use frozen)
  • 1/2 cupcream( when dieting, I use canned evaporated skim milk)
  • to taste swiss cheese, shredded orto tasteparmesan cheese, grated, shredded(optional)
  • Directions

  • Melt butter in a pan.
  • Add onions and celery.
  • Cover and cook until tender – about 15 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • Blend in flour, and add potatoes, water and salt. Stir constantly until boiling.
  • Simmer 30 minutes.
  • Add spinachcook 2 minutes.
  • Then add cream.
  • Top with grated cheese if desired.
  • Reviews

  • “Tried this recipe and it is yummy! I added carrots and used milk instead of cream. Still tasted delicious! Definitely a must try :-)”

  • “I am giving it 5 stars because I think this is a very tasty, easy, healthy and flexible recipe. I used 10 small spring onions as I ran out of regular onions, 1 celery leaf (was afraid of too much celery flavour but I could have well used 2), only about 2 tbsp of butter, 2 cups of fresh spinach, no parmesan and no cream, milk instead. It turned out delicious and I am sure it is very healthy. I always look for healthy soup recipes without msg/flavour cubes, etc. We had it for lunch with toasted garlic baguette but it is also great just on its own. This is a great recipe and I recommend it to everyone! Thanks for posting!”

  • “I think the delicious flavor comes from the roux that you make (without realizing it), when you add the flour. I made a few changes to the recipe, and it turned out well: I cut the butter back to two Tbsp, and added 2 Tbsp olive oil. I cut the salt in half, and doubled the amount of chopped spinach. (I used fresh, organic spinach, which I put thru two thorough washes and dried in the spinner, then chopped two cups, packed in a wet measure cup.) I added a 1/2 C 1% milk at the end, instead of cream. I pureed the soup with my hand held blender. No cheese in mine.Delicious with garlic toast.For dessert: fresh blackberries with a sprinkle of sugar and a whirl of whipped cream.Yum!”

  • “i like this one”

  • “This is so good…and I can’t figure out where all of the delicious flavor comes from with such simple ingredients!! I’ve made it twice, the first time with frozen (thawed) spinach ( a 10 oz. box). The second time I used canned collard greens. Both times delicious!! Served with homemade rolls for a complete (bonus – vegetarian) meal!”

  • “Yummy.Although I did make some alterations as follows:I cooked the onions and celery as directed.At the same time I boiled the potatoes in another pot along with some white beans (to add some protein).I blended the flour with some butter and combined that with the cooked onions and celery.Once the potatoes and beans were cooked I drained them and mashed them.I combined the butter/flour mixture and the onions/celery with the potatoes and added the liquids.Instead of adding water to the soup, I added about 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth and 1-2 cups skim milk (more milk for thinner soup).Then I added the spinach and simmered until everything was hot.I think it might be good w/a little ground meat for meat eaters.”

  • “This is a delicious recipe;I also added carrots, mushrooms, and a little bit of bacon, I couldn’t wait to taste it, mmm yummy! thanks so much for sharing!”

  • “Wow, super yummy and easy too!”

  • “Amazing. I also added some chopped carrot, mushroom, and broccoli as I am trying to get DD to eat more veggies..she loved it. This was really easy to make & so tasty.”

  • “DELICIOUS and simple”

  • “Great taste. Very easy and quick to prepare. I used fat free 1/2 and 1/2 instead of cream and was still very good withour the fat.”

  • “Really a wonderful potato soup.It had a very creamy texture.I used about 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese in place of the swiss.Probably the best potato soup I’ve had in a long time.”

  • “Wonderful! The Spinach makes me wonder why I have never used spinach in potato soup before. I used a cup of 1% milk instead of the cream and it was still creamy and wonderful. The very best potato soup I have ever had.”

  • “Just delicious!I added 3 cloves of garlic minced to the sauteed ingredients and used 1 cup of chicken broth in substitute for 1 of the cups of water. Half and half and parm worked well for the optional ingredients. I LOVED this recipe and so did my boyf.”

  • “My husband and I are on a very strict diet.We drink juices and green drinks all day and a non-meat soup at night.I thought my hubby was about to bail on the diet, until we tried this soup.I used EVOO to sautee veggies and, of course, no cheese.I decided to splurge and add organic cream, though.So glad I did!I will also try it with the evaporated skim milk.It is so creamy and delicous, I don’t think losing those fat grams will hurt it much. Thanks, Dancer, you saved our weight loss plan!!”

  • “This is a delicious soup! I had to add a photo to hopefully entice others to try it. I know it has 1/4 c. of butter, but I reduced it by about 1/4 and used chicken stock instead of water. I also used fat-free half and half for the cream. Like others, I added two cloves of garlic along with the onion and celery and left the potato skins on. I caramelized the onion and celery a bit so some of the browned bits are onion…very good. I didn’t have cheese, but it didn’t need it. I am definitely making this often this winter. YUM!”

  • “Wow!I made this last week and my husband is still raving about the taste.I had left over ham and mushrooms so they were added.I did use chicken stock as suggested by another reviewer and added garlic and black pepper.I added the salt to taste because of the ham and stock. The flour gave it a nice creamy texture and the spinach, a pretty bit of color.This will replace my Mom’s recipe and become a regular at my house!Thanks for a great recipe Dancer.”

  • “Fantastic! I just made this and can’t wait for everyone to get home tonight and try my new soup. I’d call it chowder really.I added some jarred minced garlic, plenty of pepper and served (myself) with fresh chopped chives. I left the peels on the potatoes and used fresh spinach as I had some on hand.”

  • “I already rated this, but forgot to mention my addition of garlic powder.I add garlic to everything that’ savory :)”

  • “I had some left over spinach I didnt want to waste so I tried out this soup. I found it lovely, but a bit bland so just at the end of cooking, I added the zest of one lemon and the juice as well. I also added mushrooms and garlic to help spice it up. It really brightened it up and was very lovely. I will be making this again!”

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