Spinach Garlic Soup
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- 1 (10 ounce) bag fresh spinach, trimmed and coarsely chopped
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1⁄2 cup shredded carrot
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 8 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄3 cup butter
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3⁄4 cup heavy cream
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- In a 5qt Dutch oven, bring spinach, broth and carrots to a boil.
- Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from the heat; cool to luke-warm.
- Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute onion and garlic in butter until onion is soft,about 5-10 minutes.
- Add flour; cook and stir over low heat for 3-5 minutes.
- Add to spinach mixture.
- Puree in small batches in a blender or food processor until finely chopped.
- Place in a large saucepan.
- Add cream, milk, and pepper, heat through but do not boil.
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Found a Costco sized bag of spinach my husband had bought that was about to turn hidden away in the outside fridge, this was a great recipe to use a chunk of it up. Realized I didn't have all the ingredients on hand but proceeded anyway. My changes were that I used only 1 T of butter and a couple T of evoo. Didn't have carrots but subbed in a little container of fresh mixed veggies (broccoli and pea pods) my husband had also squirreled away. This was surprisingly flavorful, I could easily see this being served at a fancy restaurant! I am feeling very healthy eating this, thank you for posting it!
Comment: I had a big bag of garlic on hand so I decided to use this recipe to get rid of some of it. Well, I know the difference between a clove and a bulb of garlic...So why did I use 8 bulbs of garlic instead of 8 cloves? Even so it's edible, I wouldn't serve it to anyone else, but even with so much garlic I'm enjoying this soup. I'm laughing at myself for this error!
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