Chicken Noodle Soup with Spinach Recipe – Vote & Win a $250 Visa GC!

This recipe is part of the Pennsylvania Dutch Noodles Tastes Like Home Fresh Start Sweepstakes.  Facebook fans can vote once per day from now until January 31st.  Each vote will enter you to win a $250 VISA gift card.

Chicken Noodle Soup with Spinach
Growing up, some sort of pasta was almost always on the table at dinnertime, and if egg noodles were the feature of the night, you can bet they were Pennsylvania Dutch Noodles.  I honestly couldn’t tell you why my grandmother chose that brand, but I can tell you that they were always delicious.  Now, my grandmother’s meals were quite yummy,  but they were also artery-clogging and sodium-laden.  I don’t want my kids to become accustomed to those kinds of foods the way that I did, and so I’ve adapted the recipes I grew up with to be healthier but just as tasty.

For this recipe, I used low-sodium broth and swapped celery for some nutrient-dense spinach.  Instead of regular egg noodles, I went with the Pennsylvania Dutch 100%  Whole Grain Noodles, which gives you more than twice the amount of fiber per serving.  If you know me at all, you know how I feel about my fiber!


4.8 from 20 reviews
Chicken Noodle Soup with Spinach
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Serves: 4
  • 1 tbsp organic vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 cups organic, low­-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 1­5 oz. package organic baby spinach
  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • 1­12 oz. package Pennsylvania Dutch 100% Whole Grain Wide Ribbon Noodles
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • Kosher or sea salt, to taste
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium­-high heat. Add carrots and garlic. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring continuously.
  2. Add broth, pepper, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add noodles and cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  4. Add chicken and spinach. Let simmer for another 2 minutes.


This chicken noodle soup is easy to prepare and makes a great weeknight meal.  It’s a little more effort than opening up a can, but it also tastes better and is much better for you.  (Those weird chicken chunks in canned soups scare me anyway.)  Have the leftovers (if there are any) for lunch the next day–it will be even more delicious!

As I mentioned above, if you vote for my Chicken Noodle Soup with Spinach recipe in the Pennsylvania Dutch Noodles Taste of Home Fresh Start Sweepstakes, and you could win a $250 VISA gift card!  Just follow this link, like Pennsylvania Dutch Noodles on Facebook, and click the “vote” button under the picture of my soup.  You can do this once per day until 1/31/14, and you’ll receive an entry into the sweepstakes each time.  Of course, the more entries you have, the better your chance of winning will be!

Pennsylvania Dutch Noodles provided a gift card for us to purchase the supplies necessary to create this recipe.

About Denise

Denise is the owner of Game On Mom, a family-friendly blog. She is the mother of a 7-year-old boy and a 8-year-old girl, she eats too much pizza, and a tangled Slinky is no match for her.


  1. I’ve never had spinach in my chicken noodle soup, but it sounds fantastic. I totally need to try it – it sounds fantastic.
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  2. The chicken noodle soup looks really good. When I have a cold, I try to eat the canned chicken noodle soup but it tastes really bad so this recipe will come in handy. Fresh ingredients are best and I’m sure it tastes a million times better.
    I’ll also go and check out the giveaway now. Thanks!
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  3. Never thought of putting spinach into chicken noodle soup–and I happen to love spinach so guess who will be giving this a try!
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  4. The soup looks really delicious. I think I need to try this at home. And it’s nice that the recepy is healthy.

  5. The spinach really puts a unique twist on traditional chicken noodle soup. It sounds so good!

  6. Georgia Beckman says:

    Voted & entered, thanks!

  7. steve weber says:


  8. Julie Wood says:

    Your soup looks healthy and delicious! I will vote for you every day!

  9. this sounds yummy and healthy a good way to get your greens in
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  10. We have tried spinach in our soup and it adds a totally different flavor. I enjoy it, but the kids…not so much.
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  11. I would love this recipe. My husband will not let me put any vegetables in his chicken soup so I would add it to just my bowl.
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  12. I voted! I LOVE spinach so this is a great recipe for me. I’m just wondering why I never thought of putting spinach in my homemade soup! Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Voted. Good luck for a great recipe.

  14. This loooks soooo yummy! I’d love to make this sometime.
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  15. I never thought about adding spinach to my soup but it is a great way to ad additional health elements to our soup.

  16. never had chicken noddles soup with spinach before, sounds..interesting, lol would have to try it myself to see if i like it!
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  17. I am going to give this a try. Adding it to the meal plan now!

  18. I would go with the chicken noodle soup, but without the spinach, I know they say spinach is good for you, but I just cant eat it
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  19. Oh my goodness that chicken noodle soup looks absolutely amazing! Never thought about adding Spinach in my soup before. Yum!
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  20. i like that you use organic ingredients and have changed up the typical by adding super healthy dark greens (spinach)
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  21. That looks really delicious
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  22. I love chicken noodle soup in any variation. It’s a great way to heal from a cold and keeps you warm, especially during the cold fall and winter months.
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  23. I love spinach in my soup and I will have to try out your recipe!

  24. I’ve never thought to put spinach in soup but have seen a few recipes this week with it in there. I will have to try this with some gluten free noodles!
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  25. This soup looks so delicious and would be perfect for the winter season. Both ingredients can help fight off colds and keep families healthy!
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  26. Tiffany Schmidt says:

    What a great idea to add greens into a beloved dish. Looks delicious. Now to convince everyone else!

  27. I love the ribbon noodles in this, and with the spinach I am SOLD! YUM! This recipe for chicken noodle soup spinach is a winner!
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  28. Oh my, now that looks like a wonderful bowl of soup. We love Penny dutch noodles, especially in the fall and winter when I make lots of soups and stews.
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  29. Wow this soup looks amazing! I never thought to add spinach! Might be something new I’ll have to try:) thanks for sharing!

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  30. With the cold weather and my nasty stomach ache, this is just what the doctor ordered! how i wish it would magically get cooked without me standing!

  31. This chicken soup, looks so yummy, I MUST try this! Great posts!

  32. I love chicken noodle soup but usually buy it already made in the can. Have never thought of making my own. Will have to try yours. Thanks for the recipe.
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  33. Jennifer Conejo says:

    Making this tomorrow! I’ll let you all know how it turns out! 🙂

  34. Lisa Kerr says:

    Looks so good! I cant wait to try this recipe! Voted & entered!!

  35. You know how you buy a big bunch of kale, or chard or some other type of green thinking “oh, I’ll make them into something delicious” and then you find them semi-wilted in the produce drawer a week later? (please tell me I’m not the only one!) Well, one week while cleaning the fridge I found those sad wilty leaves….and then realized I had a pot of minestone soup simmering on the stove. AHA! I rinsed then thinly sliced them and dropped them in the soup. TADA!