Creamy spinach soup with croutons on bowls

Creamy Spinach Soup with Parmesan Croutons

Course: Soup
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 270kcal
Author: Edyta
This Creamy Spinach Soup with Parmesan Croutons is very easy, healthy and by far the best spinach soup I've eaten. Not to mention, with a few simple substitutions it can even be transformed into a vegan soup.
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Ingredients

  • 3 Leeks White and light green parts only, washed and chopped
  • 5 Potatoes Small or 3 large, cut up into cubes
  • 4 cups Baby Spinach washed
  • 4 cups Stock or Water
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil, Ghee or Butter
  • 6 tbsp Heavy Cream optional
  • 1 Slice Sourdough Bread
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan Cheese shredded
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a Dutch Oven or other heavy pan heat up oil or butter and add chopped leeks and potatoes. Saut√© for 5 minutes;
  • Add water or stock and cook for 20 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender;
  • Add spinach and cook for another 5 minutes;
  • In the meantime, sprinkle the parmesan cheese on a bread and toast in a toaster over for approximately 5 minutes until crispy; Remove from the oven and cut up into squares.
  • Using handheld mixer blend the soup until smooth. You can also use a blender but be sure to blend soup in small batches as the content is hot and you can get burn. 
  • Serve the soup in bowls with Parmesan croutons and a dollop of cream. 

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Spinach Soup with Parmesan Croutons
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 569mg25%
Potassium 949mg27%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 2840IU57%
Vitamin C 31.2mg38%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 7.6mg42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 569mg | Potassium: 949mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2840IU | Vitamin C: 31.2mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 7.6mg