How to make spinach soup

How to make spinach soup

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Question: Recipes Using Canned Spinach?

I have a case of canned spinach. Does anyone have any good recipes?

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I drain them only leaving a small amount of juice and mix them in with beans and cheese then I microwave it til warm and spread it over club crackers and serve with fruit. Also, you can mix them in eggs and leftover meat and stuffing or breadcrumbs to make an omelet or quiche.

I just heat and eat. My aunt chops boiled eggs up in hers, but I don’t.

I love canned spinach heated, drained and splashed with vinegar or drizzled with a teaspoon or so of minced garlic that was sautéed in a tablespoon of olive oil for a minute. You can use it in oh so many recipes but here are some canned spinach recipes that will give you lots of ideas: popeyespinach.com/recipes.php

If you keep in mind that 1 cup cooked and drained is the same as 1 pound fresh you can adjust almost any recipe.

My favorite is:
canned spinach
canned pinto beans
1-2 tbl flour
Salt and pepper to taste, heat spinach in pan with little oil, then add flour to make a roux/gravy, you can add butter if you want, then add can of un-drained beans, roll into flour tortillas. My mom used to make this with fresh spinach, homemade pintos and homemade tortillas.

I like it best by draining off all but about 1 – 2 tblsp. liquid, and heat thoroughly in microwave. Then add 3 – 4 slices of American processed cheese on top, in small pieces. Microwave until chese melts. Stir. If not cheesy to your liking, add more, heat, stir.

There are wonderful recipes for canned spinach on the Popeye site: www.popeyespinach.com/recipes.php

I use my grandfather’s recipe. Drain the spinach. Heat it with a little Olive oil, salt & pepper and add garlic & ground cumin spices.

Shortcut ‘lasagna’
Boil dried/frozen ravioli tortellini until almost al dente. Saute spinach with garlic, salt, and pepper to taste. In a baking dish cover bottom with marinara sauce, then a layer of pasta, a thin layer of spinach, then a thin layer of cottage cheese or ricotta, then sauce, pasta, spinach, cheese. etc. end with sauce on top. Sprinkle with a thin layer of mozzarella and parmesan. Cover and bake until bubbly and cheese has melted. Remove cover and bake until golden brown. Serve with salad an garlic bread. Great leftover, can be microwaved. A spinach and mushroom frittata is good too if you have no crust. Saute the mushrooms and spinach with garlic in an oven-safe skillet, season to taste, add eggs and cream mixture, partially cook on the stove, then move to oven to finish.

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I just came into a case of canned spinach and need some recipes for using it. Thanks.

Kathy from Columbia, MO

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Recipes Using Canned Spinach

Canned spinach can be used as you would frozen. Just make sure spinach is well drained and most of the liquid is removed. Otherwise your lasagna will be very watery. (03/16/2008)

Recipes Using Canned Spinach

  • Drain the water and mix it with some canned soup. You’ll be increasing the nutrients multifold!
  • Use drained canned spinach instead of marinara sauce on pasta. A little olive oil, some oregano and basil, and Parmesan cheese, toss and eat — yum!
  • Use drained canned spinach on pizza crust in lieu of tomato sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses and you’ve got a great new pizza taste!
  • Mix with scrambled eggs and cheese.
  • Mix with rice and cheese. (03/16/2008)

Recipes Using Canned Spinach

Make Italian wedding soup! Combine chicken broth, “ball” pasta, spinach, and small meatballs.

Recipes Using Canned Spinach

Try easy creamed spinach. Make a half cup of simple white sauce. Season as desired. Press most of the water out of a can of spinach, add it to the sauce and heat on low ’till serving temperature is reached. (03/18/2008)

Recipes Using Canned Spinach

You could make quiche. (03/19/2008)

Recipes Using Canned Spinach

Here’s a great recipe I learned at a Pampered Chef party. Use as much or as little as you want with this recipe. You chop into cubes, lunch meat of ham and turkey. I usually use 2 parts turkey to 1 part ham. Mix with 1/2 can of spinach, 1/2 bag of shredded fiesta blend cheese and enough mayo to hold together, usually 2 large tablespoons. Mix well. Take 2 cans of Pillsbury crescent rolls and lay each piece in a circle on a pizza stone, with tips on outside.

Recipes Using Canned Spinach

I was involved with a feeding ministry and they had many, many donations of canned spinach to try to use up. Here are some of the things they did and some ideas I found on the internet:

  • use canned spinach in quiche
  • blend in a blender and add to soups and stews
  • blend in a blender and use in chocolate brownies. It is said that if you let the brownies cool completely the taste of the spinach is gone.
  • add spinach puree to meatballs and meatloaf

(05/31/2008)

Recipes Using Canned Spinach

I like to just drain add vinegar heat and eat. Yummy! (01/26/2009)

Spinach Soup Recipe
Difficulty Easy
Rating 8.8 / 10 (8 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 4 Cups spinach leaves
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp Plain flour
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Fresh cream
  • 2 Cups water
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Wash the spinach leaves and remove the thick stems.
  • Boil it along with the water for about 8 minutes, till the spinach is well cooked.
  • Cool and puree it in a blender, set aside.
  • Take a pan and heat butter in it.
  • Add the chopped onions and fry over medium heat for about 3 minutes, until the onions are transparent.
  • Add the plain flour and fry it over low heat.
  • Now combine the spinach puree, milk, salt and pepper with it.
  • Simmer over low heat for about 3 minutes.
  • Before serving, add the fresh cream.

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How to make spinach soup

corn spinach soup

A Light and Delectable Winter Soup!

I made this yummy soup in about 20 minutes. Sweet corn kernels and spinach are the main ingredients, with onions and mild spices rounding out the recipe. My family enjoys sipping this colorful and yummy chowder. It certainly warms them up on a cold winter evening!

Not only is this soup delicious, but it is also nutritious, too, as corn and spinach are known to have many nutrients.

I have also included a detailed photo tutorial to accompany my recipe for corn spinach chowder.

Cook Time

Serves 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 heaped cups spinach leaves, chopped (remove stems before chopping)
  • 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen (I use fresh)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 teaspoon pepper powder, to taste
  • 1/3 teaspoon sugar, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon corn flour
  • 3 cups water

Instructions

  1. Take 2 teaspoons of corn kernels in a mixer or blender. Roughly grind it. Set aside.
  2. Boil the remaining kernels in a pressure cooker, up to 2 whistles. Turn off the heat. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add chopped onions. Saute until they turn pinkish.
  4. Throw in chopped spinach. Add salt and sugar. Saute until spinach becomes soft. This step may take about 5 minutes.
  5. Add roughly ground sweet corn. Boil the mix for about 2 minutes. Add boiled sweet corn kernels.
  6. Add 3 cups of water. Throw in some pepper powder. Give a good mix. Let the mixture boil for 2-3 minutes. Check the taste. Adjust the seasonings accordingly. Turn off the heat.
  7. Your favorite corn spinach soup is ready. Serve it hot and enjoy the yumminess!

How to make spinach soup

Step one: Heat oil in a pan. Throw in the chopped onions. Saute until they turn pinkish.

How to make spinach soup

Step two: Add chopped spinach. Throw in salt and sugar. Saute the mix for about 5 minutes on a medium-high flame.

How to make spinach soup

Step three: Add the roughly ground sweet corn. Continue cooking the mixture for 2 more minutes.

January is National Soup Month and there’s no better way to warm up than with a bowl of this Cream of Spinach Soup! Creamy, rich and so easy to make. Dinner will be ready in less than 20 minutes!

How to make spinach soup

Happy New Year, friends! I hope you entered 2019 full of hope and goals. And hopefully not too hungover…

Me? My party days are long gone and I went to bed at around 10pm. This pregnant gal has been rocking some fuzzy socks and yoga pants while reading a book by the fire these days! And craving all the soups!

Gestational diabetes got me again, but I refuse to let it take away my joie de vivre, AKA my joy of eating! So I’ve ditched (most of) the carbs but am in a committed relationship with cheese and cream. And bacon, of course! Which I was tempted to add to this soup but was afraid people with weight loss New Year’s resolutions would run for the hills.

So, yeah… this soup is pretty low carb and GD friendly. But oh so delicious!

How to make spinach soup

The inspiration for this spinach soup came from a craving I had recently.

I couldn’t stop thinking of these creamed spinach crostini that my mom makes and had the idea of transforming them into a soup.

Most of the recipes for Cream of Spinach Soup will ask you to blend the ingredients. Mine doesn’t! I’m after that steakhouse creamed spinach vibe, so the chunks of spinach are very much celebrated here.

That being said, if smooth is your jam, go ahead and puree the soup! It will taste just as good!

How to make spinach soup

How to make Cream of Spinach Soup

This soup is made by sautéing shallots and garlic in butter and then adding a bit of flour (for thickening), a pound of spinach (sounds like a lot but we all know that the spinach elves make them shrink when they cook!), some spices (life is too short to be bland!), heavy cream, chicken (or vegetable) broth and parmesan cheese.

If you live a keto lifestyle, you can omit the flour or explore other thickening ingredients. The amount of flour here is okay for my current low carb diet, so I haven’t really played with anything else. If you find something that works, feel free to tell me in the comment section below and I’ll make sure to update the post with your suggestions!

As for the spinach, you can easily substitute frozen spinach for the fresh called for in the recipe. However, frozen spinach has extra water, so make sure to wait for it to evaporate while sautéing, otherwise you will have to adapt the amount of liquid in the recipe.

How to make spinach soup

Serving Cream of Spinach Soup

Crusty bread is a must with cream soups! Or with all soups, really. Croutons are also a good option!

And let’s not forget bacon. This soup really benefits from a handful of crumbled bacon!

A sprinkle of grated parmesan invokes that steakhouse creamed spinach vibe and brings a taste of indulgence. Even better if you splurge in good quality Parmigiano Reggiano!

Can I freeze creamy soups?

I am not a fan of freezing soups that contain dairy. I find that they separate and get a weird grainy texture once reheated and are not the same.

If you are meal prepping the soup for the future and would like to freeze it, I would prepare it without the heavy cream and then add it once you are defrosting and ready to serve.

How to make spinach soup

If you’re anything like me, you are probably feeling a little sad because the holidays are over! This soup will warm your soul and make you feel better!

I also have a lot of new content planned for you this year. I know I’ve been MIA in the past – being pregnant and raising a toddler is no easy feat – but my 2019 resolutions include creating more delicious things to share with my online friends. Stay tuned!

Published: Aug 6, 2014 · Last Modified: Apr 15, 2020 by Kanan Patel / 37 Comments

Palak soup recipe or spinach soup is very healthy and nutritious. I have made it little creamy still it is low in calorie unlike other creamy soup.

How to make spinach soup

In this spinach soup, milk is added which makes it very lightly creamy. soup is spiced with green chili and black pepper powder. So use it as per your liking spiciness.

This is Indian style palak soup unlike cream of spinach soup which has lots of butter and heavy cream. This soup is very light on stomach that you can have it as a starter.

As you know that spinach is very nutritious leafy vegetable that one must include it in their diet. In my family palak is staple leafy vegetable after methi leaves and thus you will find many spinach recipes here. e.g. aloo palak, palak rice, dal palak, palak paneer paratha, Palak raita.

In my family any kind of soup is very rare dish except indo-chinese soup as we are not fond of it, so whenever I make soup, I make sure that it tastes the best otherwise I will have to throw it which I don’t like. So if I share a soup recipe here means it is approved by my hubby (who hates soup) and it tastes just fantastic that you must try it once.

How to make palak soup recipe (Step by step photos):

1) Take onion, tomato, green chili, ginger and garlic in a deep pan or patila.

2) Add water, turn the stove on medium heat and let the water come to a boil.
How to make spinach soup

3) Once it starts to boil, let it cook for 10-12 minutes. By this time onions and tomatoes will get soft and cooked.

4) Add washed spinach leaves. NOTE: I do not mind keeping the stalks of spinach, I did clean them properly and did remove the very dirty and wilted one.
How to make spinach soup

5) Let the spinach get wilted for about 2-3 minutes. Turn off the stove and let the mixture cool down for 5-10 minutes.

6) Then make the smooth puree of it into the blender.
How to make spinach soup

7) Heat the ghee in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add grated garlic and saute for a minute or till the raw smell of garlic goes away.

8) Then add pureed mixture. Add water if needed as per your liking.
How to make spinach soup

9) Add salt and pepper.

10) Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
How to make spinach soup

11) Lastly add milk.

12) Bring it to a boil and turn off the stove.
How to make spinach soup

If making it for kids then skip the chili and pepper powder. Make this palak soup in your kitchen and please let me know how you like it.

Serving suggestion: Serve as a starter with toasted bread pieces or enjoy it any time of the day as a light snack.

How to make spinach soup

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Ingredients

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute (the flour should not take on any color).

Pour in stock, whisking to incorporate fully, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, whisking fairly often, to cook out raw flour taste and thicken the liquid (it should reach the consistency of heavy cream).

Blanch spinach: Wash well and trim tough ends while bringing a large pot of water to a boil. Prepare an ice-water bath. Salt the boiling water generously and submerge all of the spinach. Blanch 30 seconds, just until wilted and bright green, then remove spinach with a spider or slotted spoon and immediately plunge into the ice-water bath to stop the cooking, stirring to cool more quickly. Squeeze spinach with your hands to remove excess liquid.

Working in batches (do not fill more than halfway), add spinach and veloute base into a blender and puree until smooth. (Alternatively, puree soup in a food mill, using either fine or coarse disk, a food processor, or with an immersion blender.) Pass soup through a fine sieve into a clean pot, pressing on solids with a flexible spatula to extract as much liquid as possible.

Set pot over low heat and whisk in cream, if using. (Thin with more stock or water, if necessary.) Cream soups are the best made just before serving, especially when using green vegetables, as the soup can lose some of its vibrant color. You can make the veloute base the day before; let cool completely then refrigerate in an airtight container.

Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add bread cubes and cook until crisp and golden brown.

Last updated: 01/18/2021 by: My Pure Plants – May contain affiliate links

How to make spinach soup

How to make spinach soup

How to make spinach soup

It is possible to have a creamy vegan spinach soup without adding any dairy-free milk or cream. The not-so-secret ingredient is the potato. That’s right whole foods all the way! It technically makes this recipe more of a vegan spinach and potato soup though. I hope you don’t mind. 🙂

How to make spinach soup

If you need an Easy 7-day VEGAN MEAL PLAN, click to download our FREE e-book with a shopping list.

Let’s talk about spinach recipes!

I hated any dish with spinach for so long. I have tried garlic sautéed spinach, spinach pottage, spinach salad, and spinach pesto pasta. But none of them was a hit back then.

Until one day I had creamy spinach soup with mozzarella balls on a lunch menu at a hotel. I was hungry, so having no other choice I tried it. And it was awesome! I don’t know what was I thinking not loving spinach before. So for years, we have perfected our spinach soup recipe to get it as close as possible to the one I ate at the hotel. Finally, I think we figured it out. The secret is the potato. Who knew, right?

This spinach soup recipe became even the FAVOURITE soup of our older daughter. Seriously…

By the way, this recipe is also part of our Quick Vegan Meals collection.

How to make spinach soup

How to make vegan spinach soup?

You need only 5-ingredients. Nothing fancy or hard to get. Whole foods all the way: onions, garlic, spinach, potato, and vegetable broth. Watch this quick slideshow on how to make cream of spinach soup or read on.

Step 1 – Prepare your vegetables

Wash the fresh spinach leaves. Peel and finely chop the onion and the garlic. Peel and dice the potatoes. You can shorten the cooking time by dicing the potatoes smaller like 1 * 1 inch.

Step 2 – Cook your vegan spinach soup

Cook onion and garlic in olive oil. Add spinach to sautée them a bit. (For WFPB-friendly recipe add them directly to the veggie broth.) When the spinach is slightly wilted, pour the vegetable broth and add the peeled and diced potatoes. Cook until potatoes are soft and blend it with a hand blender or regular blender until smooth and creamy. Easy peasy.

[Tweet “Ridiculously easy and quick vegan spinach soup. No fancy or hard to get ingredients. via @mypureplants”]

How to make spinach soup

How to serve this easy spinach soup?

We tried it with so many different garnishes like

  • breadsticks (I like these Schar gluten-free breadsticks*)
  • vegetable chips (I usually buy a beetroot – sweet potato – parsnip mix from Aldi, but this one looks very similar*)
  • croutons or crackers
  • trail mix
  • veggie balls/veggie patties (we have a couple of delicious recipes you can eat with this spinach soup to the side like eggplant meatballs, chickpea meatballs, mushroom meatballs, IKEA veggie balls)
  • vegan mozzarella balls

What is your favorite spinach soup garnish?

How to make spinach soup

Nutritious cream of spinach soup

Spinach is the first thing you think of when you hear iron-rich leafy green. It is low carb but high in fiber. Spinach is also rich in Vitamin A, C, K1, calcium, folic acid, and iron. Not to mention…

Did you know that spinach belongs to the amaranth family and is related to beets and quinoa? /Healthline/

All these nutrients are important for everyone, but calcium, folic acid and iron especially important for pregnant or breastfeeding moms. That’s why I always add a handful of spinach to my Green Lactation Smoothie.

This cream of spinach soup is vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, nut-free, grain-free, gluten-free and WFPB-friendly (whole foods plant-based). More recipes with spinach.

How to make spinach soup

This Spinach Soup recipe is meat-free, dairy-free and egg-free. It is suitable for vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and nut-free diets. This recipe is WFPB-friendly (whole foods plant-based) if you cook the vegetables directly in veggie broth.

If you need an Easy 7-day VEGAN MEAL PLAN, click to download our FREE e-book with a shopping list.

Last updated: 01/18/2021 by: My Pure Plants – May contain affiliate links

How to make spinach soup

How to make spinach soup

How to make spinach soup

It is possible to have a creamy vegan spinach soup without adding any dairy-free milk or cream. The not-so-secret ingredient is the potato. That’s right whole foods all the way! It technically makes this recipe more of a vegan spinach and potato soup though. I hope you don’t mind. 🙂

How to make spinach soup

If you need an Easy 7-day VEGAN MEAL PLAN, click to download our FREE e-book with a shopping list.

Let’s talk about spinach recipes!

I hated any dish with spinach for so long. I have tried garlic sautéed spinach, spinach pottage, spinach salad, and spinach pesto pasta. But none of them was a hit back then.

Until one day I had creamy spinach soup with mozzarella balls on a lunch menu at a hotel. I was hungry, so having no other choice I tried it. And it was awesome! I don’t know what was I thinking not loving spinach before. So for years, we have perfected our spinach soup recipe to get it as close as possible to the one I ate at the hotel. Finally, I think we figured it out. The secret is the potato. Who knew, right?

This spinach soup recipe became even the FAVOURITE soup of our older daughter. Seriously…

By the way, this recipe is also part of our Quick Vegan Meals collection.

How to make spinach soup

How to make vegan spinach soup?

You need only 5-ingredients. Nothing fancy or hard to get. Whole foods all the way: onions, garlic, spinach, potato, and vegetable broth. Watch this quick slideshow on how to make cream of spinach soup or read on.

Step 1 – Prepare your vegetables

Wash the fresh spinach leaves. Peel and finely chop the onion and the garlic. Peel and dice the potatoes. You can shorten the cooking time by dicing the potatoes smaller like 1 * 1 inch.

Step 2 – Cook your vegan spinach soup

Cook onion and garlic in olive oil. Add spinach to sautée them a bit. (For WFPB-friendly recipe add them directly to the veggie broth.) When the spinach is slightly wilted, pour the vegetable broth and add the peeled and diced potatoes. Cook until potatoes are soft and blend it with a hand blender or regular blender until smooth and creamy. Easy peasy.

[Tweet “Ridiculously easy and quick vegan spinach soup. No fancy or hard to get ingredients. via @mypureplants”]

How to make spinach soup

How to serve this easy spinach soup?

We tried it with so many different garnishes like

  • breadsticks (I like these Schar gluten-free breadsticks*)
  • vegetable chips (I usually buy a beetroot – sweet potato – parsnip mix from Aldi, but this one looks very similar*)
  • croutons or crackers
  • trail mix
  • veggie balls/veggie patties (we have a couple of delicious recipes you can eat with this spinach soup to the side like eggplant meatballs, chickpea meatballs, mushroom meatballs, IKEA veggie balls)
  • vegan mozzarella balls

What is your favorite spinach soup garnish?

How to make spinach soup

Nutritious cream of spinach soup

Spinach is the first thing you think of when you hear iron-rich leafy green. It is low carb but high in fiber. Spinach is also rich in Vitamin A, C, K1, calcium, folic acid, and iron. Not to mention…

Did you know that spinach belongs to the amaranth family and is related to beets and quinoa? /Healthline/

All these nutrients are important for everyone, but calcium, folic acid and iron especially important for pregnant or breastfeeding moms. That’s why I always add a handful of spinach to my Green Lactation Smoothie.

This cream of spinach soup is vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, nut-free, grain-free, gluten-free and WFPB-friendly (whole foods plant-based). More recipes with spinach.

How to make spinach soup

This Spinach Soup recipe is meat-free, dairy-free and egg-free. It is suitable for vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and nut-free diets. This recipe is WFPB-friendly (whole foods plant-based) if you cook the vegetables directly in veggie broth.

If you need an Easy 7-day VEGAN MEAL PLAN, click to download our FREE e-book with a shopping list.