Creamy spinach soup

Creamy spinach soup



  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 750ml chicken stock
  • 750ml water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 bunch silverbeet, green parts only
  • 1/2 cup cream


Heat olive oil in a large, non-stick pot.

Cook onion, leek and garlic until soft.

Add potato and cook without colouring for 10 minutes.

Add stock and water and a teaspoon of salt.

Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add silverbeet, simmer 5-10 minutes until soft.

Add cream and blend until smooth.


  • I added 1/2 tsp of chilli powder to the soup to give it a bit of kick, but skip if your kids don’t like spicy food.
  • Serve with a cob of fresh bread and butter.
  • This recipe was created by Alana House at Housegoeshome for Kidspot.
  • Wondering where the spinach is? Well, Alana reinvented a spinach soup recipe using what she had in the fridge and pantry, hence the silverbeet.

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  1. AmandaAsma 30/06/2018 at 9:44 pm

    Hi, not sure if you are aware but this is called a Spinach soup but the ingredient is actually Silverbeet…?

    • Julie Scanlon 29/08/2018 at 4:45 pm

      Hi – well spotted! Turns out that the cook, Alana House, was actually repurposing and old recipe for spinach soup and just used what she had available – so there’s silverbeet but no spinach. 🙂

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