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Spinach-Potato Soup with Meat Croutons

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Spinach-Potato Soup with Meat Croutons
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 6
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A rich and hearty soup with potatoes, spinach and ham. What is not to like?

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped white onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 russet potatoes (about 2 lb), peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (32-oz carton)
  • 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 boxes (9 oz each) frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced (1/2 inch) ham

Directions

  • 1
    In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onions in oil 2 to 3 minutes or until translucent, stirring frequently. Stir in garlic. Cook 1 minute. Add potatoes; mix until potatoes are covered with oil. Stir in broth, milk, salt and pepper. Heat to boiling. Cover; reduce heat to medium. Simmer 17 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in potato comes out easily.
  • 2
    In microwave, cook frozen spinach as directed on box.
  • 3
    In blender, blend potato mixture and cooked spinach in batches. Place in Dutch oven; stir in lemon juice. Heat until hot.
  • 4
    In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook ham in oil 1 to 3 minutes or until slightly crisp. Serve with soup.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    You can substitute ham croutons with bread croutons.
  • tip 2
    Serve soup with your favorite cheese choice, such as crumbled queso fresco or Cotija.

Nutrition Information

300 Calories, 12g Total Fat, 15g Protein, 32g Total Carbohydrate, 9g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
12g
19%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
1220mg
51%
Potassium
850mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
9g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
140%
140%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • A rich and hearty soup with potatoes, spinach and ham. What is not to like?
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