Spinach Soup with Rosemary & Garlic


Rosemary has a strong flavor, but offers only a subtle hint in this healthy spinach soup recipe. If you like, substitute any seasonal greens you have on hand for the spinach.

a recipe photo of the Spinach Soup with Rosemary Croutons
Photo: Preethi Venkatram
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr



  • 2 cups cubed country-style sourdough bread (1/2-inch)

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • Ground pepper to taste

  • 2 cups diced peeled red potatoes

  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, vegetable broth or water

  • 6 cups fresh spinach or chard leaves, tough stems removed

  • Freshly grated nutmeg for garnish (optional)


  1. To prepare croutons: Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Toss bread cubes, oil, garlic and rosemary in a large bowl until well combined. Spread in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake until golden and crisp, 12 to 15 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, prepare soup: Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Stir in potatoes; cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Pour in broth (or water). Bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook until the potatoes are soft, about 15 minutes. Stir in spinach (or chard); cook, stirring occasionally, until the greens are tender, about 10 minutes. Puree the soup with an immersion blender or in a blender (in batches), leaving it a little chunky, if desired. (Use caution when blending hot liquids.)

  4. Serve the soup garnished with nutmeg, if desired, and topped with the croutons.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

180 Calories
8g Fat
20g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Vitamin A 2502IU 50%
Vitamin C 16mg 18%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 60mcg 15%
Vitamin K 115mcg 96%
Sodium 476mg 21%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 27mg 6%
Potassium 160mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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