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1 HR 15 MIN
Serves : 10 cups
© Abby Hocking

How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the oven to 325°. In a large bowl, toss the bread cubes with the 2 tablespoons of melted butter, 1/8 teaspoon of the nutmeg and a generous pinch each of salt and pepper. Spread the bread cubes in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Transfer the croutons to a wire rack.

Step 2    

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter over moderate heat. Add the onions, garlic, 1 tablespoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are softened, about 8 minutes. Add the celery root, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until very soft, about 8 minutes. Add the sliced celery, cover and cook until just starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the chicken broth and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the parsley, spinach and 3/4 cup of the celery leaves and cook for 1 minute, until wilted. Add the cream and simmer over moderately low heat for 10 minutes, until heated through. Season the soup with salt, pepper and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg.

Step 3    

Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender until very smooth. Pour the soup into a clean saucepan and rewarm over low heat, if necessary. Mince the remaining 3/4 cup of celery leaves. Ladle the soup into bowls, garnish with the minced celery leaves and the croutons and serve.

Make Ahead

The soup can be refrigerated for 4 days. The croutons can be kept in an airtight container overnight.

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Aggregate Rating value: 4

Review Count: 2

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: katehedd

Review Body: Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We've fixed the error. Our apologies!

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Date Published: 2017-01-27

Author Name: yoyopop

Review Body: Perfect

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2017-03-01

Author Name: Gordon19

Review Body: How much chicken broth should be used in this recipe.  I am guessing 3 cups.

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Date Published: 2017-01-08

Author Name: JMan50

Review Body: Doesn't anyone proofread these?  No chicken broth in the ingredient list.

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Date Published: 2017-01-08

Author Name: crbob

Review Body: This sound like it would be good.  I gave it 3 stars because "chicken broth" is not listed in the ingredients.

Review Rating: 3

Date Published: 2016-12-09