- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1 large onion
- 2 stalks celery, cut fine
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 3 cups water
- 2 cups potatoes, cubed
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 cup spinach, chopped (I use frozen)
- 1⁄2 cup cream (when dieting, I use canned evaporated skim milk)
- to taste swiss cheese, shredded or to taste parmesan cheese, grated, shredded (optional)
- 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 spinach cook 2 minutes.
- Then add cream.
- Top with grated cheese if desired.
Really liked this recipe!! I added chicken broth and added more water 5 cups verses the 3. I used frozen cubed hash browns to make it easy. I also used 1 can of evaporated milk for the cream. A huge hit and very comforting. Added to my recipe box.
I had a bit of spinach mocking me in the fridge and three sad potatoes in the pantry. Which naturally resulted in a quest for a Potato Spinach Soup recipe. So glad I found this one! My only substitution was half and half cream for the regular cream, but I noted that others had made the same choice with good success. I skipped the cheese (when I discovered my kids had eaten every bit of cheese in the fridge...) and showered my soup with freshly ground black pepper instead. This was an amazingly simple and comforting soup for a chilly day.
I cut this recipe in half and it made 2 good sized bowls of delicious soup. I was out of cream so I used whole milk and it was still a 5 star. My husband is not well and he loved it. Little did he know how good it was for him! lol