Italian Spinach Soup

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This is delicious and healthy soup with lots of spinach.I usually like to cook my own chicken/beef broth, but its not necessary.You can use store bought also.Since I cooked chicken broth, Of course I’m not going to waste chicken so I added some to the soup.This recipe was adapted from Marcella Hazan’s Essential’s of Italian cooking with few of my changes.
1 lb. Spinach chopped
1 onion chopped
6 tbsp. Butter
3 cups  yellow young potatoes  cut into quarters then ¼ inch sliced
2 1/2 cups 2% milk
7 cups chicken broth ( you can use vegetable broth also)
1 tsp. Freshly grated nutmeg
5 tbsp. Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
Put butter and onion in to a large pot and turn to a medium heat. Saute when the onion is soft and slightly golden in color. Add the spinach and saute until the spinach is soft.stirring about 3-4 minutes.
Add milk,broth, and nutmeg. Bring to simmer stirring occasionally. Add Parmesan cheese,salt and pepper.
Turn off the heat and serve into bowls with  toast or crostini on the side.
Optional: add fresh ground pepper to the bowl.


  1. OOH! that looks yummy! I will make this and will tell you how it was:)

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