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Spinach Soup with Gruyere

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Scrumptious, creamy spinach soup made extra delicious with a little pile of Gruyere. Nutritious!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 10 ounces, weight Spinach
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Finely Minced
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • ½ whole Medium Onion
  • ¼ cups Flour
  • 3 cups Whole Milk
  • 1-½ cup Half-and-half
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
  • 4 ounces, weight Gruyere Cheese, Grated (other Cheeses Are Fine)

Preparation

In a large skillet, heat olive over over medium heat. Add spinach and garlic and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, or until wilted. Add spinach to a blender or food processor. Pour in 1/4 cup hot water and pulse until pureed. Set aside.

In a large soup pot, cook onion in butter over medium heat until onions begin to soften. Sprinkle flour over the top and stir to combine. Cook for about 2 minutes, then pour in milk, stirring occasionally. Add salt, pepper, and cayenne and stir to combine. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour in pureed spinach, then cook another 3 to 5 minutes until thickened.

Check seasonings, adding more salt, pepper, or cayenne as needed. Serve in a bowl. Add a little grated Gruyere.

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prairiecreekmom on 3.24.2011

I am going to make this tonight! Can’t wait to see how the family likes it!

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jana37 on 1.22.2011

I like spinach….will look forward to making this soup!
Thank you, Janet

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moonflwr (Tai) on 1.6.2011

i made this soup last weekend with some friends. A-MAZING! instead of gruyere, we used jarlsburg though. and we ate it with a garlic boule. fantastic!

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The Girly Girl Cooks on 12.8.2010

This looks delicious! I’m so bummed I just ate dinner, otherwise I’d make it. I’ll just have to make it tomorrow!

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theblairs on 11.19.2013

It was delicious!!!

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Kelly on 10.26.2012

Very good, and I love having leftover Gruyere in the fridge!

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urszula on 4.2.2012

Great taste! Easy to make:) My little children ate it without complaining that is green so for me this recipe is a winner

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dahnks on 2.6.2011

Made this for dinner tonight paired with chicken sandwiches.. was absolutely delicious! I will be making this again. No changes to the recipe.. perfect just the way it is!

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sweett13 on 1.8.2011

Just made this last night and it was awesome! It took the hubby a few minutes to get over the fact that it was green but once he did, he loved it too and even went for seconds!

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