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Basic Cream Of Spinach Soup

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Ingredients
  Fresh spinach 3⁄4 Pound (1 Bunch)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Milk/Half and half 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Thyme 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1 Dash
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Commercial sour cream 1 Tablespoon
  Croutons 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
Directions

Wash spinach well to remove all sand.
Cut off root ends.
Melt butter in a large pan, add the spinach, cover, and cook over high heat for 5 minutes or until spinach is limp.
Pour into an electric blender and whirl until smooth, or press through wire strainer to make a puree.
Mix the milk or cream with the flour and add to the spinach.
Return spinach to pan; add the thyme, nutmeg, and salt.
Cook over medium heat, stirring, until thickened.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Blending
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Vegetable

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 736 Calories from Fat 391

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 44 g68%

Saturated Fat 26 g130.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 117.5 mg39.2%

Sodium 1486.8 mg62%

Total Carbohydrates 65 g21.8%

Dietary Fiber 8.8 g35.3%

Sugars 25.9 g

Protein 29 g57.8%

Vitamin A 664.5% Vitamin C 161.2%

Calcium 88.5% Iron 62.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Basic Cream Of Spinach Soup Recipe