Byrdhouse Spinach Soup


A rich and creamy spinach and mushroom soup, elegantly garnished with chilled shrimp.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 cups


  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¼ cup flour

  • 1 (8 ounce) package sliced mushrooms

  • ½ cup dry sherry

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth

  • 1 quart milk

  • 2 bunches fresh spinach, cleaned and chopped

  • 4 green onions, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 8 ounces cooked small shrimp


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, and cook until the mixture turns a darker yellow color, about 5 minutes. Stir in the mushrooms, and cook for 2 minutes.

  2. Whisk in the sherry, chicken broth, and milk, then add the spinach, green onion, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat, whisking constantly, then reduce heat to medium low, and simmer until the spinach is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Garnish with shrimp to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

267 Calories
12g Fat
21g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 267
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 708mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 36mg 179%
Calcium 330mg 25%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 1111mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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