Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Creamy spinach soup recipe

Soup recipes are great to make when you are on a tight budget or need dinner in a hurry. Try this easy spinach soup: it's bright green and delicious. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 750ml chicken stock
  • 750ml water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 bunch silverbeet, green parts only
  • 1/2 cup cream


Heat olive oil in a large, non-stick pot.

Cook onion, leek and garlic until soft.

Add potato and cook without colouring for 10 minutes.

Add stock and water and a teaspoon of salt.

Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add silverbeet, simmer 5-10 minutes until soft.

Add cream and blend until smooth.


  • I added 1/2 tsp of chilli powder to the soup to give it a bit of kick, but skip if your kids don’t like spicy food.
  • Serve with a cob of fresh bread and butter.
  • This recipe was created by Alana House for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Alana at Housegoeshome and on Twitter.

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