spinach dip soup

"spinach and artichoke dip, made "eat it with a spoon" friendly. An appetizer favorite, turned into a whole satisfying meal."
-- @shelbyykhan
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 25mins

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 chopped yellow onion
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 small chopped celery heart
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 4 tablespoon bob's red mill gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 32 oz veggie broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Jar drained artichoke hearts, in water.
  • 1 parmesan rind (optional, but delicious)
  • 5 oz fresh spinach, chopped.
  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan, plus more for serving
  • 1 package cooked gnocchi
  • to taste salt and pepper


  • Step 1

    In a late pot, heat spices in olive oil. To the warmed spices, add onion, garlic, and celery until a little softened.

  • Step 2

    Add butter to melt. Whisk in flour. In small batches, mix in milk until well combined to create your roux.

  • Step 3

    Drop cream cheese into roux to melt. Whisk in veggie broth to combine well. Bring to a boil.

  • Step 4

    Drop in drained artichoke hearts (they will come apart a bit during cooking, no need to chop these!) Reduce pot to simmer. Add lemon zest, and juice. Salt and pepper to taste.

  • Step 5

    Add parmesan rind (optional if you don't have one.. but delicious if you do!) **I keep these in the freezer as I purchase, for exactly these occasions.

  • Step 6

    Add spinach, and stir to wilt into soup. Taste.. add salt and pepper as needed. Add cheeses, and stir to melt.

  • Step 7

    Serve with cooked gnocchi nestled in (optional, but adds a little heartiness to this vegetarian meal) and topped with additional parmesan cheese.

  • Step 8

    If you have a torch gun... I like to crisp the parmesan topping the bowl, for a "spinach dip out of the oven" feeling.