Cream of Asparagus Soup Recipe

Cream of Asparagus Soup Recipe

Cream soups, oddly enough, brings me back to my childhood and summer days spent helping my grandparents deliver meals on wheels.  When we were done my grandfather would collect me soup for my own lunch and it was often Cream of Broccoli or Cream of Celery.   This Cream of Asparagus Soup brings me back to those times as well, although I have to say this tastes much better than the soup I was served back then!

Cream of Asparagus soup recipe

Makes 3-4 servings
 
Ingredients:
 
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
2 garlic cloves minced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup whole milk
1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and coarsely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
 
Directions:

First peel the tough skin off the bottom of the asparagus. If they are small, just wash them (no need to peel the bottoms).  Cut them into 1 inch segments, steam till tender (about 7-10 minutes)

In a large pot, add 2 tablespoons butter, chopped onion, garlic and celery. Cook over medium heat till onions start to turn translucent (normally 4-5 minutes). Add chicken broth, stir and bring  to a boil.  Boil over medium heat for about 10 minutes or till celery is nice and tender.  Add flour to the milk, make sure there are no lumps and stir flour and milk into the chicken broth. Stir so the milk will not scorch,  as it comes back to a boil it will start to thicken, take of heat.

Add onion/ broth mixture along with your steamed asparagus to a blender. Save a few of the asparagus tops for garnish. ONLY FILL THE BLENDER HALF WAY and do not put the cover on tight. Just cover with a towel and mix. Blend till smooth and creamy (about 1-2 minutes). Salt and pepper to tasteā€¦. enjoy!

 

Cream of Asparagus Soup Recipe

4.67 from 6 votes
Servings 3 -4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • First peel the tough skin off the bottom of the asparagus. If they are small, just wash them (no need to peel the bottoms). Cut them into 1 inch segments, steam till tender (about 7-10 minutes)
  • In a large pot, add 2 tablespoons butter, chopped onion, garlic and celery. Cook over medium heat till onions start to turn translucent (normally 4-5 minutes). Add chicken broth, stir and bring to a boil. Boil over medium heat for about 10 minutes or till celery is nice and tender. Add flour to the milk, make sure there are no lumps and stir flour and milk into the chicken broth. Stir so the milk will not scorch, as it comes back to a boil it will start to thicken, take of heat.
  • Add onion/ broth mixture along with your steamed asparagus to a blender. Save a few of the asparagus tops for garnish. ONLY FILL THE BLENDER HALF WAY and do not put the cover on tight. Just cover with a towel and mix. Blend till smooth and creamy (about 1-2 minutes). Salt and pepper to taste

 

 Cream of Asparagus Soup Recipe

10 thoughts on “Cream of Asparagus Soup Recipe

  1. 4 stars
    oh this got me thinking..asparagus is a veggie I LOVE.. no one else likes it so needless to say it’s not something I enjoy often :(… I’m thinking maybe I could whip this up and just not mention it’s asparagus? lol

  2. 5 stars
    Love this soup! OK, I must confess to using cream, not milk and my immersion blender instead of the mess of the big blender; but the flavor is outstanding and both my son and husband raved about it.

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