California Central Coast Recipes
Country Style Creamy Potato and Spinach Soup
Our Country Style Creamy Potato and Spinach Soup is just what's needed on a cold chilly day! Made with Yukon Gold potatoes, fresh or frozen spinach, chicken stock and a little butter and cream, this soup is not only healthy and inexpensive- but also easy to make! And Oh! it's so savory and warming for your insides, you'll want to make this often when the weather turns stormy and cold. There's nothing quite like it to put you in a mellow mood.-And if you serve it with some whole wheat cheddar cheese sandwiches- or better yet -paninis, it's down right sensational!!!
This soup will also make an ideal Saint Patrick's Day offering.It is more typical to what the native Irish really serve when they commemorate their favorite saint. And it's such an attractive green soup to dazzle the eyes of your waiting guests!
Preparation time: 20 minutesCooking time: 45 minutes
3 Tablespoons Unsalted butter
1-1/2 L White onions , peeled and thinly sliced
3-1/2 to 4 pounds Yukon Gold or russet potatoes , peeled and cit into half-inch dice
64 oz. Chicken broth (reduced sodium)
1 cup cream
1 lb. Fresh spinach or Frozen spinach (thawed)
Salt to taste
Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
Parmesan Cheese for topping off soup
1 In a large stockpot, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the slivered white onions, separating the strands and stirring to distribute evenly on the stockpot's bottom. Cook until soft but not brown.
2 Add potatoes and chicken stock and chicken broth and stir well. Heat to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook about an hour.
3 Lightly puree some of the potatoes and broth with an immersion chopper or food processor, keeping some potatoes chunks for a nice texture.
4 Add the spinach and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until spinach is tender but still bright green.
5 Season with salt and pepper to taste. On the table, have grated Parmesan cheese available for topping off the soup.-- Or better yet serve with grilled cheese sandwiches or paninis.
Serve with grilled cheese sandwiches or paninis, and a glass of white wine such as a Sauvignon Blanc.