Cream of Spinach and Artichoke Soup My Way

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 45 mins

This mouth watering cream of spinach and artichoke soup is a “soup lovers” delight… and an easy recipe to make because it was created and made “My Way.” This soup contains spinach, creamy Laughing Cow Cheese LOL, potatoes… and a nice medley of spices and herbs. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Clean potatoes (leave the skin on), cut into small pieces, par-boil (don’t overcook), and then set aside.
  2. For the artichokes drain and squeeze out excess water, cut in half, sprinkle with cinnamon and set aside.
  3. Cut baby carrots into small round pieces and set aside.
  4. Clean scallions or leek, chop and set aside.
  5. INSTRUCTIONS.
  6. Line a metal pan with aluminum foil (for an easy clean-up), add melted butter or margarine and olive oil, add potatoes & artichokes (toss), roast in an oven until tops of vegetables are brown, turn vegetables and brown other side, set aside.
  7. Place frozen spinach in a large pot and cook according to package instructions (add a little water as needed).
  8. Using a hand blender/chopper, chop the cooked spinach a little more (does not have to be finely chopped/pureed).
  9. Add chicken stock, butter or margarine, garlic, carrots, leek (if used) and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the potato flakes, heavy cream, nutmeg and cook on low heat for about another 3 minutes, stir often.
  10. Place soup in individual bowls, then add roasted potato & artichokes on top, sprinkle with scallions (if used) and cilantro.
  11. Enjoy!
  12. NOTE.
  13. You can roast any number of vegetables to your liking, as a topping for this soup. Also, you might want to have on the side a bowl of sour cream for guests/family to add to their individual bowels. Plus some warm pita bread or a hard pumpernickel bread would be real nice as well.
Most Helpful

5 5

A delicious soup! I loved the combination of all the ingredients, with the exception of the laughing cow! (I realise that it had to be included for the contest - but it did not add to the taste IMHO) What made this soup so exceptional was the procedure of roasting the vegetables, a technique that I often use myself and that works so well. A bowl of soup full of flavour and SUCH a pretty colour as well. Good Luck in RSC Lucky #13 - this was a keeper for me! FT:-)