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Winter Garden Soup

March 9, 2012

I made this soup up the other night with the intention of using a lot of greens from my garden. It contains lots of spinach and kale and is DELICIOUS!

Soup Base

6 cups chicken broth

4 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed

2 cups, carrots, peeled and sliced

2 cups onion, minced

1 – 2 cups celery, chopped

onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste

Cook potatoes, onion, carrots, and celery in chicken broth vegetable for 5-10 minutes

4-6 cups roughly chopped spinach and kale (baby kale if you can get it) This goes in at the very end of the cooking, after the meatballs are cooked.

While veggies are cooking make meatballs. (or you may want to mix these up beforehand)


2 lbs. ground chicken, this made for a really nice change

10 saltine crackers, finely crushed

2 slices white bread crumbs (for gluten free-substitute cooked brown/white rice for the crackers and bread crumbs)

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

1/2 cup minced onion

1/2 cup minced flat leaf parsley

1/2 – 1 cup very finely chopped spinach and/or kale

chopped fresh oregano to taste

Drop the meatballs into the almost boiling broth/cooking veggies and cook for about 10 minutes, according to the size of the meatballs.

Test the meatballs and veggies for doneness.

Now it’s time to add the 4-6 cups roughly chopped spinach and kale.

Serve with parmesan cheese or lemon wedges.


One Comment leave one →
  1. March 11, 2012 11:40 pm

    Hi There. I saw your blog when you posted it 3 days ago and since then I couldn’t stop thinking about your soup! I went back several times just to look at it. Finally tonight I cooked something very similar for my family and they loved it! The cool thing is I was able to use heaps of veggies from my garden and that always feels good. God Bless. Sarah : o )

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