Recipes and Cooking Italian Spinach Soup 3.8 (27) Each bowl of this brothy soup holds a healthful portion of greens. Enjoy coming home to this hearty soup recipe. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on February 1, 2009 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Total Time: 35 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 6 sidedish servings Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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 Directions 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. 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. Set aside 2 cups of the spinach. Stir remaining spinach, half at a time, into soup just until wilted. Cook about 5 minutes. 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. To serve, top with reserved spinach, watercress, Parmesan, and tomatoes. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 151 Calories 7g Fat 16g Carbs 8g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.