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.
Instead of four, substitute a teaspoon of xanthan gum and make a slurry to thicken and make it keto. I had some leftover cooked cauliflower that I threw in and several moose sausage links that were on the dry side. I hat to waist food. It was delicious!!! And very filling!
Anyone know if I can change My leftovers into a dip?
I have never rated a recipe before but I am savoring this one. I did have to adjust some items to make it a low FODMAP recipe and I used Green Valley products because I am lactose intolerant.
So glad I found this! My nine year old daughter wants me to make it again.
Would this recipe work if it was blended smooth instead of chunky? Thanks so much for your site
I just made this soup for brunch, and it was so delicious! Definitely my new favorite soup, and I'll be making it again. I left out the flour to make it keto-friendly, and the resulting somewhat-thinness of the soup did not bother me; I enjoyed it. I'm going to add a smoked sausage link to the next cup I have, and this would also have to be equally as delicious with some rotisserie chicken.
Can anyone give me the nutritional value for this recipe please? I did substitute glucomannen as the thickening agent. Perfect! I make it for lunches but my family finishes it before I can take it!
If you scroll up to January 2019 the nutritional values are all there
This soup is fabulous! I lightened it up slightly by using 1/2c light cream, 1/2c almond milk, and lower fat cream cheese. It was easy to make, reheats great, and I’m already planning when to make it again even though I’m still eating my first batch of it.
This is the best soup I've ever had. I substituted 2 tsp of coconut flour instead of the regular flour because I'm doing Keto. It's even better the next day. I think I said "Mmmm" with every bite I took. Haha
Can this soup be frozen?
I added 32 oz bag of frozen cubed hash brown potatoes & a little more chicken broth & I was like ‘wow’. Also substituted one can of cream of chicken soup instead of flour. Jalapeño jack cheese would be good also.
Omitted the flour. Absolutely delicious - THANK YOU!!
Bella Hardy @ Healthnerdy.com
This creamy spinach artichoke soup recipe looks so amazing and yummy at the same time. Found your post so easy to follow along when preparing them yesterday. So mesmerized by this. Thanks for sharing!
Followed recipe exactly, without flour.
As is: it should be called cream cheese and artichoke soup. It's practically a dip cold. The cream cheese seriously needs to be halved.
So I reheated by adding milk, butter, broth and spinach and it THEN it tasted right. Great, actually.
Depending on how much I want to make, next time I'll use less cream cheese or just add more of everything else.
This soup was so easy to make, sautee'd the butter with garlic and red onion, then added frozen spinach. Combined in crockpot with all remaining ingredients except heavy cream. Cooked for 3hrs on high,removed from crockpot and added 1c. of heavy. Perfect, very yummy!!
I love this soup! I've made it a few times and it has always been a favorite of everyone's. I forgot to add the flour the first time, so I've keep it out. Great recipe! Thank you for sharing!
Are these artichokes in water or marinated?
Oy My God! Made this soup today as I have been on a spinach and artichoke kick (love the dip, recently made a quiche like it). This is THE. BEST. SOUP. I have ever tasted! Thank you so much for the recipe!
If you follow the recipe as written (minus the flour):
10% Net Carbs
6 Servings (per/ea):
6g net carbs
So delicious, and perfect keto macros! I'm so glad my friend shared this with me, and thank you for posting. <3
I know there are 6 servings but do you remember what the serving size measured was? Im trying to plan for freezing some and need to make sure I have plenty of the correct size containers! ????
Made this last night in my cast iron dutch oven - so delicious. I subbed the flour for coconut flour because I'm doing Keto and it worked perfectly. I also boiled two chicken breasts and shredded them and added them to the soup for the last ~5 minutes. Best soup recipe I've made!
My husband has been a cook for years and never was a soup person. He said this was a 10! It was my whole family enjoyed this very much. This is for sure a keeper!
This was the best soup ive ever had and was so simple to make! Doing keto and really wanted something creamy and that fekt like cheating lol this was perfect!!!!!!