Cream of Spinach Soup Recipe
Top this easy cream of spinach soup recipe with a few croutons and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese for a rich and yummy starter that will have even the most resistant vegetable eaters asking for more.
I like the convenience of frozen spinach for this recipe - it makes the soup something that whips up in a matter of a couple of minutes. However, you can use either fresh or frozen spinach - the weight measurement remains the same. Fresh spinach releases water as it is cooking in the soup, and frozen spinach (which has already been blanched) includes this water in the freezing process. The only thing that changes in the recipe is that the fresh spinach may need to cook just a few minutes longer.
Although it is just fine by itself, you may like to try different toppings on this cream of spinach soup. A few croutons, a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, or a splash of vinegar or lemon juice are all welcome and interesting additions. In France, you might even find it topped with a poached egg.
Because it is so easy to make this soup, you can make your own croutons while it is cooking. Here's a page on how to make croutons.