Spinach Soup

This time of year I love quick and easy meals but especially soup.  A friend brought me this soup after they had a church party and had way too much leftover. I was more than happy to take it off of her hands.

Spinach Soup

Garlic spinach

Spinach

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour or cornstarch
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup Half and Half (or real cream)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
    Directions
    1. In a medium saucepan, combine chicken broth and spinach. Bring to a boil, and cook until spinach is tender.
    2. In a small pan saute onions in 2 Tablespoons butter until tender, add minced garlic then add to cooked spinach.  Let it cool- then put it in a food processor or a blender and process until it is smooth. I used a stick blender. Less mess and accidents.
    3. Melt 3 Tablespoons butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour, and cook for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk and half and half.  Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in spinach mixture.
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