Spinach Cream

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“From the book "Qu'est-ce qu'on mange volume 3". This is a recipe I like to do again and again. And I never use the heavy cream and almonds.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, mashed
  • 1 cup spinach, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 12 cups chicken stock, warm
  • 1 12 cups milk
  • black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 12 lemons, juice of (optional)
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, grilled (optional)


  1. In a casserole, heat butter and oil. Cook onion and garlic 3 to 4 minutes at medium heat.
  2. Add spinach and stir well. Sprinkle with flour and keep cooking 1 minute while stirring.
  3. Add chicken stock. Bring to boil. When it begins to boil, reduce the heat and let simmer about 20 minutes, until thickness.
  4. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  5. Puree in a blender until homogeneous.
  6. Put back in the casserole. Add milk, pepper and nutmeg. Let boil 2 to 3 minutes to reheat.
  7. Pour in soup bowls. Sprinkle each serving with a few drops of lemon juice, then with 1 tablespoon of heavy cream by forming a spiral. Sprinkle with almonds.

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