PREP TIME: 5 MINS | COOK TIME: 25 MINS | YIELD: 8 Servings
This soup is incredibly easy to make. It is packed with flavour and nutrients. A quick and very delicious creamy chicken soup with pasta and spinach that you can throw together in less than thirty minutes. Ladle this comforting soup into bowls, top with extra Parmesan if desired, and serve immediately.
If you are looking for an easy heartwarming weeknight meal to serve to your family, then you have to give this creamy chicken soup with pasta and spinach a try very soon. It tastes amazing, everyone will think that you spent all day making this.
2 tsp olive oil
1 pound (450 grams) cooked shredded or chopped chicken breast (or rotisserie chicken)
1/2 c. chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 c. heavy cream
1 c. diced carrots
1/2 c. diced celery
2 c. chopped spinach
1 1/2 c. shredded mild cheddar cheese
1 c. cream cheese, softened
2 c. uncooked ditalini pasta (or any other small pasta)
4 c. (1l) low-sodium chicken broth, or vegetable broth
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese for garnish, optional
1/2 tsp kosher salt and fresh black pepper
HOW TO MAKE CREAMY CHICKEN SOUP WITH PASTA AND SPINACH
Step 1: For the creamy chicken pasta soup, place the carrots, celery, onion, garlic in a large dutch oven. Saute them in olive oil for about 5 minutes or until tender and aromatic. Then, add the cooked chicken and cook further, stirring. This takes another 3 minutes.
Step 2: To the pot, pour in the broth and add the heavy cream and cream cheese. Put the lid on and bring to a boil. Cook for additional 15 minutes.
Step 3: Decrease the heat, then add the pasta along with the cheddar. Let everything simmer until the pasta is done. Towards the end, add the spinach and stir until wilted. To taste, season with salt and pepper.
Step 4: Ladle the soup in bowls and top with more Parmesan cheese. Serve right away. Enjoy!
For a thinner chicken pasta soup, cook the pasta separately, then add to the soup and reheat before serving.
Energy 325.92 cal, Fat 18.42 g, Protein 14.66 g, Carbs 28.16 g, Saturated Fat 9.49 g, Polyunsat Fat 1.09 g, Monounsat Fat 5.4 g, Sugar 3.28 g, Cholesterol 48.15 mg, Sodium 670.5 mg, Potassium 443.24 mg, Fiber 4.11 g