Spinach soup

Spinach soup

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(57 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4

A vibrant green blended soup with half-fat crème fraîche that's healthy and filling - make a batch and freeze

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal192
  • fat12.6g
  • saturates7.2g
  • carbs13.1g
  • sugars4.4g
  • fibre5.4g
  • protein6.5g
  • salt2g
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  • 25g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 leek (about 120g), sliced



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 2 small sticks celery (about 85g), sliced



    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 1 small potato (about 200g), peeled and diced



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1l stock (made with two chicken or vegetable stock cubes)
  • 2 x 200-235g bags spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 150g half-fat crème fraîche


  1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan. Add the spring onions, leek, celery and potato. Stir and put on the lid. Sweat for 10 minutes, stirring a couple of times.

  2. Pour in the stock and cook for 10 – 15 minutes until the potato is soft.

  3. Add the spinach and cook for a couple of minutes until wilted. Use a hand blender to blitz to a smooth soup.

  4. Stir in the crème fraîche. Reheat and serve.

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6th Jun, 2020
A delicious soup which I originally made just to use up a bag of frozen spinach that had been languishing in the freezer. However, the whole family loved it so it will definitely feature on the menu again very soon! I added some plain yogurt in a swirl and a grating of nutmeg to serve.
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Jacky Murrell
18th Mar, 2020
I was really surprised how nice this soup was. I only had one large bag of spinach so i used three sticks of celery, two potatoes and two leeks, as i didn't have any spring onions either. I used greek yogurt and olive oil instead of butter because i'm trying to lower my cholesterol. Its the kind of recipe you can change to suit
12th Oct, 2019
I followed the recipe to the letter and it made a good quantity of very nice soup. I felt very healthy after eating it. The recipe was easy to follow and it was quick to make. This wasn’t my favourite soup as I like nice chunky soups like minestrone. However, we all enjoyed it. It made a nice change, looked lovely and green and I would probably make it again.
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3rd Jun, 2019
Delicious soup and very easy to make for a novice! Tasty and healthy.
29th Dec, 2018
I generally don't like anything green or 'healthy', and used to always complain when my mum made soup for dinner, but this soup is an absolute delight. Packed full of delicious flavour, I would absolutely recommend this, even for people like myself who aren't a fan of spinach. It's also just as tasty when you heat it up in the microwave the next day.
25th May, 2018
Our new favourite soup - even my very fussy 7 year old son will eat it!
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Sarah Rotimi
5th Mar, 2018
I didn't have enough spinach so I put in some broccoli instead. I also didn't have any creme fraiche so I used 0% greek yoghurt. It was still delicious!
20th Dec, 2017
This has become a favourite soup, the whole family comes back for thirds. Must be a winner!
20th May, 2017
Used as a starting point, turned out delicious. Used chive in place of spring onion and cream cheese in place of creme fraiche because that's what I had, didn't ruin it.
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Tony Sheehan 99
17th Apr, 2017
Did not have any potatoes so used sweet potatoes instead. The sugar hit was strong and delightful. Thanks for the receipts, have not attempted soup for many years.


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