Saturday, January 16, 2021

Potato and Spinach Soup

Soup is always comforting and everyone will have a favorite soup. I am sharing this soup for #SoupSaturdaySwappers. Karen is hosting this month. When she announced the theme as ‘favorite childhood soup’, I was thinking about mulligatawny soup or simple tomato soup. Those were the ones that I had during my childhood days and tomato soup ranked a teeny tiny bit more. My daughter convinced me to post this when I told her the theme. This is her all-time favorite soup. She loves it so much,  that she would have it as often as she could. In fact, I made the tomato soup and clicked it too. Then, the thought of doing this as a good amount of spinach gets included in the diet. And this is a very simple and easy soup. So decided to post this one instead of simple tomato soup. This is one of the regular ones made often in our home. Also, the ratio of potato to spinach can be adjusted as per preference.

Happy National Soup Swap Day! Today, I'm linking up with other bloggers for a virtual soup swap hosted by Kate's Recipe Box and Festive Foodies Event Planning Group (and friendly support!)- and we're all sharing some tasty soup recipes to warm you up! I am sharing this post for #SoupswapDay.


Makes 6 servings, roughly 1.5 cups each

Potatoes - 1.5 cups, cooked and mashed
Salt - 2 tsp
Water - 5 cups
Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Thai green chili - 1, finely chopped
Green onion - 1/2 cup, chopped
Spinach - 10 cups, chopped  and loosely packed
Oil - 1 tsp
Sour cream - a couple of tablespoons (optional)


Heat oil in a saucepot. Add the green chilies and green onions, sauté for a minute. Add the spinach and sauté for 2 minutes. 

Add in the mashed potato, water, salt, and pepper. Adjust the taste. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3-5 minutes. 

Ladle into serving bowls, top with sour cream, and serve. 

Make sure to check the soup recipes we shared today for the #SoupSaturdaySwappers. Thanks, Karen!

Alphabet Soup from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Chicken Soup with Danish Flour Dumplings from Sid's Sea Palm Cooking
Clean the Refrigerator Soup AKA Garbage Soup from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Mom's Quick Alphabet Soup from Sneha's Recipe
Potato and Spinach Soup from Magical Ingredients (You are here!)
Ramen Afternoons: From Powdered Broth to Simmered Trotters from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Rotisserie Chicken Alphabet Soup from Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Tomato Clam Chowder from Making Miracles
Vegetable Pastina Soup from Palatable Pastime

Here is a quick link to the soup swap for National Soup Swap Day 2021. Thanks, Kate!


  1. How nice that your daughter wanted you to post HER favorite childhood soup. I can see why she loves it so much.

  2. Currently trying to remember if I have some frozen spinach hiding in our freezer...because after seeing this...I totally want spinach and potato soup!

  3. How sweet to post your daughter's favorite! It's so nice that she will eat spinach!

  4. I love the addition of the peppers in this soup for a nice little hidden flavor!

  5. I love that this is your daughter's favorite!!

  6. I bet the Thai chile in here really gives this soup a kick of flavor!

  7. Sounds really flavorful and packed with nutrients!

  8. Aha! I spotted a little green chilli in this. Perfect. I love those and always have those and the other ingredients hanging around my kitchen.

  9. I love how healthy this soup is! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Such a great way to get your greens in! Yum!

  11. Thai chili flavors are a favorite here!