Zelda's Creamy Spinach & Carrot Soup

Zelda Hopkins


This recipe is one that I think you will love. I fix a little different than most people. I use red pepper to give a little kick. I increased the nutmeg and the orange zest. I love it fixed this way. You try it and let me know. My grandkids love this and you know kids don't like anything.

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Serves 4


10 Min


30 Min


Stove Top


3 Tbsp
1 c
chopped onion
2 Tbsp
1 c
half & half
10 3/4 oz
can chicken broth
1 c
shredded carrots
10 oz
frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
pepper, may use red pepper if you want a kick
1 1/2 pinch
freshly grated nutmeg
1 tsp
orange zest

Directions Step-By-Step

In 2 quart saucepan, melt butter; add onions. Cook over med. heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender. {5-6 minutes} Stir in flour until smooth and bubbly. {1 minute} Stir in half and half and chicken broth. Add remaining ingredients except orange peel. Continue over low heat, stirring occasionally, until soup is heated through {12 to 15 minutes}. Add orange peel. Then enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtag: #Farm Fresh