BREAKING NEWS: It is going to rain FOR DAYS in Arizona.
This isn't a joke so please plan accordingly. Do not get on the road. We all know Arizonans don't know how to drive in the rain.
Arizona may be the only place in the nation where when rain is in the forecast, it is the TOP news story. "Here we are reporting live from Gilbert, Arizona where we received an astounding ¼ inch of rain." Epic. Gotta love Arizona. We get a little giddy when it rains. All the kids run outside for a rain dance with no shirts on and teenagers post videos on social media of liquid falling from the sky.
So, since rain is in the forecast, soup is on the dinner menu. However, because my husband Dean has a strict "no soup policy in the summer", we fit in as much soup as possible in the winter. I could eat soup all year long but he believes that it belongs only in the winter and summer is for salads and burgers. He may be right but I think this Creamy Spinach Artichoke Soup can be eaten all day, every day.
When I was in high school, I discovered the best cream of spinach and artichoke soup at a local cafe called Cracker's. Since I was a huge fan of spinach artichoke dip already, the thought of eating it in a soup made me happy. It was so creamy and delicious that it soon had a massive following.
This Creamy Spinach Artichoke Soup is made by sauteing onions and garlic in butter until nice and soft. Frozen spinach is added along with spices and chicken broth. Artichokes, heavy cream, parmesan cheese and cream cheese round out the soup. How can you go wrong with that list of ingredients? Thank heavens there is spinach in there to balance it all out!
This Creamy Spinach Artichoke Soup is absolutely heavenly.
- If you want to make this Creamy Spinach Artichoke Soup keto-friendly, you can remove the flour from the recipe. The flour serves as a thickening agent but I have had numerous comments from people who say it is still utterly delicious and creamy without it! This soup will be perfect for the keto diet.
Now, I can eat this copycat version of Cracker's cream of spinach and artichoke soup at home, cuddled in a blanket, watching rain fall from the sky in Arizona. Miracles to exist.
Can you Freeze the leftovers?
I used three 6.5 oz. jars of artichoke hearts, 1 full pint half and half. I added 1 leek with the yellow onion and a dash of cayenne. Was absolutely scrumptious!
Melissa this soup was just so delicious! I was running a little behind on dinner and my husband got off early and when he walked through the door I was just on step one sautéing the onions 😬and I was so glad that this wasn’t a complicated recipe and it came together fast. We both made happy bowls! You’ve been blessed with mad kitchen skills. Thank you and I’m one of your biggest fans! Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃
Absolutely delicious! Wondering if this freezes well?
I usually don't comment on recipes, but this one deserves a comment! Absolutely delicious!!! I do a soup party every year and this soup was hit for sure! I did everything exactly the same (except added some shredded chicken) and it was perfect.
I added shredded chicken and it was delicious! Do you have the breakdown of calories, fat, cholesterol, carbs, etc?
Added more spinach because I love spinach and also added mushrooms. All fine on keto. Did not use flor jus increased cream and Parmesan. Wonderful soup and filling!
Potentially best soup of all time! I added pre-cooked shredded chicken to it at the very end to make more of a complete meal. Absolute perfection!
Has anyone tried it with vegetable broth instead of chicken broth to make it vegetarian?
My husband LOVED this recipe so much. He gave it a 10/10 and wants it for leftovers, this man NEVER eats leftovers! Thank you Melissa! This recipe is so easy to do, we added sausage into the mix, paired it with French bread, and it was just perfect. Will definitely be making this again especially since we're starting to cool off here in AZ.