This recipe is for a yummy spinach soup with scallions and carrots in chicken broth. Top with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
8 mins
total:
18 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 cups
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a stockpot over medium heat. Add carrots, scallion, and garlic; cook and stir until scallion is soft, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour in chicken broth; bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in spinach; cook until tender, 2 to 3 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.

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Cook's Notes:

Use margarine in place of butter, if desired.

Use any small pasta shape or rice instead of orzo, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 17g; fat 5.8g; cholesterol 17.7mg; sodium 1067mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

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Rating: 4 stars
02/29/2016
The flavor is great! The method however needs some tweaking. Carrots take much longer to soften than a couple of mins. I suggest sauteing them on med-low heat for at least 6-8 mins on their own before adding the scallions and garlic. Then add the broth and simmer for 5-6 mins before adding the orzo, and continue simmering til orzo is done. Finally, add the spinach and stir til softened. Tip: if you are making the soup ahead of time, undercook the orzo slightly. Makes a nice, healthy lunch! So yummy! I'm definitely making this again! Read More
(6)
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/29/2016
The flavor is great! The method however needs some tweaking. Carrots take much longer to soften than a couple of mins. I suggest sauteing them on med-low heat for at least 6-8 mins on their own before adding the scallions and garlic. Then add the broth and simmer for 5-6 mins before adding the orzo, and continue simmering til orzo is done. Finally, add the spinach and stir til softened. Tip: if you are making the soup ahead of time, undercook the orzo slightly. Makes a nice, healthy lunch! So yummy! I'm definitely making this again! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2018
Everyone liked it I will make it again. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2018
I made it exactly the way it is written and it turned out great! VERY flavorful and easy. Thank you so much for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2018
A new favorite in my house! I made this recipe two nights in a row! Absolutely delicious and so healthy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2020
This was easy and very good. I did add some shredded chicken and a small chopped tomato. I used fresh spinach, just took the stems off and chopped it up. Will make again for sure. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2020
This is a great tasting soup! I kept to the recipe except I cooked some whole-wheat elbow macaroni seperately, and added it in at the end. And I sprinked some crushed red pepper on it. Easy to cook, nutricious, and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2020
This is a delicious and deceptively light soup that is filling and satisfying. A baguette on the side with butter (and a little Camembert) make a delightful lunch or late night dinner that's easy on the digestion of fussy tummies. Always nice to find a soup recipe that skips the tomato base. Even nicer to find a soup that accommodates additional vegetables, like a celery stick or two, or some chopped summer squash (yellow or green). I brighten all soups with a t. of fresh lemon juice, and I did this one. Some might like to "dress up" the presentation with a topping of chopped chives, or finely chopped, or scallion (green onion), even shavings of Parm or Romano cheese. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2020
It is wonderful. Shared it and they loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2020
Tasty and quick soup. It was a fresh and healthy meal, especially after days of rich holiday foods. I adjusted the recipe to serve 4, but made no other changes. As the main course, we ate most of it along with water crackers and olive bruschetta as our side. It was delicious. Read More
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