|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 Servings|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 31g||39%|
|Saturated Fat 18g||91%|
|Total Carbohydrate 27g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||17%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This creamy asparagus soup is a great way to start a springtime dinner. The soup is a simple combination of asparagus and a creamy white sauce. The thickened base for the soup is made with chicken broth, and then heavy cream is added just before serving.
If asparagus isn't in season, feel free to use frozen asparagus spears.
Top this soup off with a few cooked asparagus tips, a swirl of sour cream, croutons, or some bacon crumbles.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 leek (thinly sliced, or 1 medium shallot, finely chopped)
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1 pound asparagus (trimmed, chopped)
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- Dash of freshly ground black pepper
- Garnish: fresh parsley (chopped)
Gather the ingredients.
In a medium saucepan, cook leek or onions in butter over medium-low heat until tender.
Add flour and stir until well incorporated. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Gradually add the chicken stock to the roux and cook, stirring constantly
Add the chopped asparagus and the 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley to the saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until asparagus is tender.
Set aside a few cooked asparagus tips for garnish if desired.
Carefully, working with about 2 cups at a time, blend or process until smooth.
Return to the saucepan and add cream.
Add a dash of pepper and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste, and heat through.
Garnish with fresh chopped parsley if desired.
Serve and enjoy!
Use Caution When Blending Hot Ingredients
Steam expands quickly in a blender and can cause ingredients to splatter everywhere or cause burns. To prevent this, fill the blender only one-third of the way up, vent the top, and cover with a folded kitchen towel while blending.