Italian Spinach Soup


Each bowl of this brothy soup holds a healthful portion of greens. Enjoy coming home to this hearty soup recipe.

Italian Spinach Soup
Total Time:
35 mins
6 side-dish servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 2 tablespoon dry sherry (optional)

  • 2 14.5 ounce cans chicken broth

  • 1 large potato, peeled and chopped

  • 2 9 ounce packages fresh spinach or 1-1/4 pounds fresh spinach, washed and trimmed

  • Salt

  • 2 cup watercress, tough stems removed

  • 2 ounce Parmesan cheese, shaved

  • 2 small tomatoes, quartered, seeded, and thinly sliced


  1. In 4-quart Dutch oven cook onion, garlic, and Italian seasoning in hot butter over medium heat for 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally.

  2. If using sherry, remove Dutch oven from heat; slowly pour in sherry. Return to heat; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add broth and potato. Bring to boiling. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes or until potato is tender. Remove from heat.

  3. Set aside 2 cups of the spinach. Stir remaining spinach, half at a time, into soup just until wilted. Cook about 5 minutes.

  4. Transfer soup, half at a time, to a food processor or blender; cover and process or blend until smooth. Return to Dutch oven; heat through. Season with salt.

  5. To serve, top with reserved spinach, watercress, Parmesan, and tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

151 Calories
7g Fat
16g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 151
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 881mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 38.4mg 192%
Calcium 232.2mg 18%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 784mg 17%
Folate, total 181.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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