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Quick Creamy Asparagus Soup

After trying several different recipes for asparagus soup, I put together the best ingredients from each for my favorite version. This soup is great year-round and adds an elegant touch to special-occasion meals. -Pat Stevens, Granbury, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium leeks (white portion only), sliced
  • 12 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute leeks and onions in oil and butter until tender. Add the asparagus and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are tender. Remove from the heat. Set aside 1 cup of asparagus pieces.
  • In a blender, process the remaining asparagus mixture in batches until smooth; return to the pan. Stir in the cream, salt and pepper. Cook over low heat until heated through. Garnish with reserved asparagus pieces.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 170 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 877mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Appy_Girl
    Oct 27, 2020

    I decided to roast my asparagus first. Then followed up with the directions as written here. I added some chopped garlic to the roasting asparagus. I cut back on the amount of stock to just 3 cups. I also omitted the cream. I felt that the processed and strained soup was more then creamy enough.

  • gaylene2
    Jul 7, 2020

    It was on the mild side but everybody liked it. We had just gone to a very nice restaurant where the cream of asparagus soup had a unique spice added and we missed that! I would add more asparagus because it didn't seem like enough. Garnishing with the extra asparagus was awkward but we liked having some solid pieces.

  • Sid
    Apr 15, 2020

    This was pretty good, but the asparagus taste was not as robust as I would have liked. Next time I fix it I will cut the stock in half.

  • Michelle
    Mar 12, 2018

    After making cream of mushroom soup, my daughter asked me to make cream of asparagus. I chose this recipe because I liked the inclusion of leeks and green onions. The instructions were easy and the soup turned out good. However, I needed a little more of a kick to make it special for me. When serving I added some garlic salt and red pepper flakes. I will likely make this again, but I plan to saute garlic with the leeks and green onions, and I'll serve it with red pepper flakes again because I like it spicy.

  • jwjjr
    Mar 3, 2018

    Wow! Wonderful!

  • littlerich
    Apr 17, 2012

    Have not actually made yet, but I did a recipe similar to this and it is so delicious and healthy too!!!!!