This Spinach and Artichoke Dip Soup has all the flavors of the beloved dip but in a soup. Satisfy your craving in under 15 minutes!
On Game Day I was slurping Spinach and Artichoke Dip off of pieces of pumpernickel bread when I thought, “I wish I could eat like this everyday.”
Even though spinach and artichokes are healthy, the dip is not. It is so not a food I can eat every day.
Fast-forward a week and I was craving that dip. I decided to try using the basic ingredients in a healthy-ish soup.
Spinach And Artichoke Soup
To make this soup you thicken some broth with flour. Then you add milk. Oh, there’s garlic, onions, and red pepper flakes in there too. Once that’s good and hot you add defrosted frozen spinach and some artichoke hearts (from a can).
At the end you stir in a little bit of cream cheese for that dip flavor. Once it’s topped with toasted pumpernickel cubes, my craving is zapped away and with way less guilt.
Making Quick Soups
The SouperTip for this soup, the thing that makes it so delicious so quickly, is the cream cheese. We’ve seen before that stirring something creamy in at the end makes a big difference. The cream cheese stirred into this soup does the same thing; it adds all the delicious richness that we love in creamy soups, and a bit of cheesy flavor too.Print
All the beloved flavors of the popular dip now in a soup. The best part is that it has less fat than the dip so you can indulge in it more often.
To make this soup in 15 minutes, first read through the recipe. As you read, gather together all of the tools, pots and ingredients that you’ll need. But don’t prep any ingredients. All of the preparations are explained in the instructions section and are included in the 15 minute time of this recipe. See you in 15!
Yield: 9 cups
Listen to me explain briefly about how to make this quick soup, with some great tips along the way, by clicking the play button below:
- 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. olive oil, divided
- 1 small onion
- 2 (10 oz.) packages frozen chopped spinach
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 4 Tbsp. flour
- 2 cups low or no-sodium chicken broth, divided
- 2 cups non-fat milk
- 2 slices pumpernickel bread
- 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 (14 oz.) cans quartered artichoke hearts
- 8 oz. cream cheese (reduced-fat cream cheese works here)
- Warm 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Peel and chop the onion. Add it to the oil.
- Stir occasionally as you unwrap the spinach and put it in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Break it up with a wooden spoon and microwave for 1 minute more.
- While the spinach defrosts, mince the garlic. Add the minced garlic, salt and red pepper flakes to the onions. Stir. Add the flour and stir. Add 1/4 cup of the chicken broth and stir it into a paste. And another 1/4 cup of chicken broth. Stir. Then stir in 1/2 cup at a time until the full 2 cups of have been added.
- Add the milk and stir to combine. Cover the pot and increase heat to medium-high. Stir often until it reaches a simmer. Reduce heat to low.
- Meanwhile, toast the bread in the toaster. When it’s done, drizzle one side of each slice with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and sprinkle each with a pinch of garlic powder. Cut into cubes.
- Drain the artichoke hearts and chop them roughly. Once the soup is simmering, add the artichoke hearts and the spinach to the soup. Stir.
- Cut the cream cheese into pieces and add it to the soup. Stir until it melts.
- Ladle soup into bowls and top each serving with some of the pumpernickel garlic croutons.