You are here: Home » Recipes » Simply Spinach Soup Simply Spinach Soup Yield 6 servings PrintEmail Ingredients Cooking spray1 tablespoon butter1 cup chopped onion1/2 cup finely chopped carrot1/3 cup all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg4 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth1 cup fat-free milk6 cups fresh baby spinach leaves1 (12-ounce) can fat-free evaporated milk Salt and pepper to taste (optional)2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (optional)1/3 cup sliced almonds,toasted (optional) Instructions In a large, nonstick saucepot coated with cooking spray, melt the butter over medium heat and saute the onion and carrot until tender, about 7 to 10 minutes. Add the flour and nutmeg and stir. Gradually add the broth, stirring until smooth. Add the milk and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened, about 10 minutes. Add the spinach and cook until the spinach begins to wilt, about 3 minutes. Stir in the evaporated milk and salt and pepper (if using). Top with Parmesan cheese and toasted almonds (if using). Recipe reprinted with permission from Holly Clegg’s Trim & Terrific Diabetic Cooking, American Diabetes Association, 2007.