Classic Creamy Spinach Soup

    Classic Creamy Spinach Soup

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    About this recipe: A great way of getting some greens into your diet. Frozen spinach is boiled in chicken stock until tender. The mixture is then thickened with a roux and single cream. Serve with crumbled cheese and garlic croutons, if desired.

    Serves: 5 

    • 450g frozen chopped spinach, thawed
    • 475ml water
    • 4 teaspoons chicken stock granules
    • 1/2 onion, chopped
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 50g butter
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour
    • 750ml single cream
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:35min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Place spinach, water, stock granules, onion and garlic granules in a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until spinach is tender.
    2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan and whisk in the flour until smooth. Cook for 2 minutes. Slowly stir in single cream; mix until smooth. Pour this mixture into the stock pot with the spinach, simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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