Monday, November 28, 2011

Secret Recipe Club - Creamed Spinach & Potato Soup

My assignment this month in the Secret Recipe Club was a bit surprising this time!  The chosen blog for me was Chocolates and Dreams.  A dessert blog you say?  Nooooooo.... an interesting array of sweet and savory Indian delights!

A few hard-to-find ingredients, although they were tempting my tastebuds, led me to try Chocolates and Dreams Spinach and Potato Soup.  When I read the list of ingredients, it reminded me of Creamed Spinach - which I love.

There are so many health benefits from fresh spinach!

The 'powerhouse of nutrients' among all the leafy veggies, spinach is one of the most beneficial and healthiest vegetables.  It is filled with vitamins, proteins, and anti-oxidants and essential nutrients.

Now that cold season is upon us, boost your self up with a steaming, hot bowl of goodness!

  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 bunches fresh spinach, washed and stemmed
  • 3 cups Homemade Chicken Stock or water
  • 2 Tbsp. Onion and Chive Cream Cheese
  • Garlic Croutons
  • Sour Cream and fresh chives for garnish
Place potatoes, onion and garlic in a 4 qt. soup pot.  Add chicken stock and bring to a boil.  Reduce to simmer.  Add cleaned spinach and simmer 15-20 minutes.  Puree soup in a blender.  Return to pot.  Add cream cheese and whisk until combined.  Salt and Pepper to taste.  Serve piping hot with garlic croutons.
This soup is also delicious cold.

Great for entertaining and quick to make!




Secret Recipe Club

8 comments:

  1. I just love this soup & the blog from which I made it. Thanks a lot for sharing this delicious delight with all the memebers

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  2. Mmm, that sounds really good to me! Love spinach.

    And I LOVE that you put a picture of popeye! :D

    From SRC

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  3. I love how the soup is thickened with potato! I will make this. So glad you picked this one to highlight so I get a chance to try it!

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  4. A beautiful holiday soup! I love all of the ingredients in this recipe - put together I bet the soup is delicious! Love the dark green color!

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  5. This sounds wonderful. I am new to your blog but love the food and recipes you feature here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  6. sounds like a great soup! I'll def need to play with this recipe this winter

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