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Spinach and Tomato Soup Recipe

Spinach and Tomato Soup Recipe takes a traditional tomato soup and takes it up a notch. This creamy, rich tomato soup mixes meatballs and spices together to create the perfect cold weather soup. You will love how comforting this is. 

Spinach and Tomato Soup Recipe with basil.

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SPINACH AND TOMATO SOUP RECIPE

Today I am so happy to have Marie from Not Enough Cinnamon here to share her Spinach and Tomato Soup Recipe with you guys. It is comfort food at its finest and a nice hearty soup recipe.

There is nothing like a tomato soup recipe with a grilled cheese to warm you up in cold weather. This is hands down a delicious soup.

Marie was born and raised in Paris, France and now lives in Australia, two places I have always wanted to visit. 

She shares healthy, easy and delicious recipes on her blog and most of her recipes have no more than 4 or 5 ingredients. 

She focuses on making cooking easy for the everyday, busy cook which is exactly what I am and I know a lot of you are too.

Her recipes help you learn how to make some of your favorite recipes from scratch with unprocessed ingredients like Homemade Peanut Butter, or these Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls, or these yummy Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Ricotta, Pesto and Grilled Haloumi

Oh and the other day she really was tempting me with her Peanut Butter and Chocolate Creamy Dip..talk about my weakness!

If you like today’s tomato spinach soup you will also love these other easy soup recipes: Italian Meatball Tomato Soup, Moroccan Tomato Couscous Soup, Tomato Red Pepper Bulgur Soup, Vegetable Cabbage Soup and Homemade Minestrone Soup.

Spinach and Tomato Soup Recipe with spoon.

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS SPINACH SOUP RECIPE?

CHICKEN BROTH OR VEGETABLE BROTH

FRESH SPINACH LEAVES

ONIOIN

TOMATO SAUCE

CRUSHED TOMATOES

TOMATO PASTE

BASIL PESTO 

FOR THE MEATBALLS:

MIX OF GROUND VEAL AND PORK {YOU CAN ALSO USE GROUND BEEF, PORK OR TURKEY}

GARLIC CLOVE

GRATED PARMESAN CHEESE

ITALIAN SEASONING

FRESH BASIL LEAVES

Spinach and Tomato Soup Recipe with pesto.

HOW TO YOU MAKE SPINACH AND TOMATO SOUP

PREPARE THE MEATBALLS: Prepare the meatballs. In a large bowl, add ground meat, eggs, garlic, parmesan, basil, pepper and salt.

Using your hands, thoroughly mix all the ingredients until combined and well distributed. Form meatballs the size of one tablespoon.

You should get about 20 meatballs. To avoid the mixture to be too sticky, keep your hands wet when shaping the meatballs.

BROWN THE MEATBALLS: Heat one teaspoon olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Brown half of the meatballs on each side until they are light golden brown and remove from the pot.

Add another teaspoon of olive oil and repeat. You want to make sure your pot is not too crowded so you can easily flip the meatballs without destroying them.

COOK THE ONION AND SPINACH: In the same pot, sauté onion and cook 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add fresh babay spinach and cook just a few seconds until it starts to shrink.

MIX TOGETHER THE INGREDIENTS: Transfer the meatballs back to the pot and stir in stock, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and tomato paste.

Cover and simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Adjust seasoning.

Serve this homemade soup in bowls and add one tablespoon of pesto in each bowl. Top with additional parmesan and serve with garlic bread.

Spinach and Tomato Soup Recipe with logo

WAYS TO MODIFY THIS SOUP:

SPICE: If you like spice try adding red pepper flakes or cayenne red pepper to the rich tomato broth.

PASTA: Pasta would be a nice addition to this soup. I would use a small or medium pasta shape or try gnnocchi or cheese tortellini to create a creamy tomato tortellini soup.

SAUSAGE: Italian sausage would be a nice addition to this soup. You could add it alongside the meatballs or add it into the meatballs. 

BEANS: Beans can be a nice addition to this soup. Try white beans or chickpeas to add nutrients and protein to your healthy eating.

BLEND: You can use an immersion blender for an even creamier soup. 

BROTH: You can use vegetable stock or beef broth in place of the chicken stock. 

GREENS: While I like adding chopped spinach to this soup I also think kale or arugula would be nice. 

OTHER TOMATO RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

PERSIAN TOMATO CUCUMBER SALAD

TOMATO CUCUMBER FETA QUINOA SALAD

EASY LEBANESE SALAD

LEBANESE TABBOULEH

CUCUMBER TOMATO SALAD WITH YOGURT DRESSING

Spinach and Tomato Soup Recipe with pesto.

Spinach and Tomato Soup Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Spinach and Tomato Soup Recipe takes a traditional tomato soup and takes it up a notch. This creamy, rich tomato soup mixes meatballs and spices together to create the perfect cold weather soup. You will love how comforting this is. 

Ingredients

For the meatballs

  • 1 lb. mix of ground veal and pork {or you can use ground beef, turkey or sausage}
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large garlic clove (or 2 small), minced
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tsps. italian seasoning
  • salt to taste

  • 2 tsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 - 14 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsps. tomato paste
  • 6 tbsps. basil pesto
  • additional grated parmesan, for serving

Instructions

  1. Prepare the meatballs. In a large bowl, add ground meat, eggs, garlic, parmesan, basil, italian seasoning and salt. Using your hands, thoroughly mix all the ingredients until combined and well distributed. Form meatballs the size of one tablespoon. You should get about 20 meatballs. To avoid the mixture to be too sticky, keep your hands wet when shaping the meatballs.
  2. Heat one teaspoon olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Brown half of the meatballs on each side and remove from the pot. Add another teaspoon of olive oil and repeat. You want to make sure your pot is not too crowded so you can easily flip the meatballs without destroying them.
  3. In the same pot, add onion and cook 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add spinach and cook just a few seconds until it starts to shrink.
  4. Transfer the meatballs back to the pot and stir in stock, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Cover and simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Adjust seasoning.
  5. Serve soup in bowls and add one tablespoon of pesto in each bowl. Top with additional parmesan.

Notes

You can use ground beef or turkey for the meatballs.

You can also add small pasta to the soup. If you do, add 1 cup to the pot 10 minutes (more or less according to package direction) before the soup finishes to cook.

]This soup is even better the next day.

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Crissy

Wednesday 2nd of November 2016

Thanks for this great recipe! I used ground beef for my meatballs and baked them in the oven before simmering in the soup. I would definitely make this again, I added small pasta and served with salad and bread.

Julia

Thursday 3rd of November 2016

sounds delicious! Glad you liked it!

Malin Andersson

Tuesday 1st of March 2016

Hello Julia! I love this recipe. The given recipe is very tasty and yummy. I will try this recipe on my birthday which is coming on next week. Thank you so much for sharing.

Julia

Tuesday 1st of March 2016

I hope you love it when you make it. Thanks and happy birthday!

Anders Svensson

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016

The given recipe tips are very helpful for me. All the given instructions have well written. We can easily understand all the instruction to make the tomato soup. Thank you so much for sharing the great post.

Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens

Monday 31st of March 2014

Love this recipe! Not Enough Cinnamon sounds like my kinda blog ... "easy, healthy, and delicious" recipes ... yep - can't wait to check it out! :D Shelley

L

Friday 28th of March 2014

I have a terrible spring cold right now, but I have a hunch that this soup might magically make me feel all better. It looks so comforting and warm.

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