Cream of Asparagus Soup

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I LOVE cream of asparagus soup, it’s pure comfort in a bowl and so simple to make. This recipe is made with just 5 ingredients, not counting salt and pepper and is ready under 25 minutes!

I LOVE cream of asparagus soup, it's pure comfort in a bowl and so simple to make. Made with just 5 ingredients and ready under 25 minutes!
Cream of Asparagus Soup

This light and healthy, cream of asparagus soup is made with no cream, it’s simply pureed with a little sour cream, which you can totally omit if you want to keep it dairy free. I watered a little sour cream down and drizzled a little more on top. Under 100 calories and perfect as a first course or to serve with a sandwich or a salad. You can see more Soup Recipes here!

How to Make Creamed Soups Without The Cream

Creamed soups don’t have to be loaded with heavy cream. There are several ways you can make your own creamy soups. First, get yourself an immersion blender (affil link) if you don’t already own one. This is probably my all time favorite kitchen gadget. It’s so much easier than putting hot soup into a blender in several batches, trust me!

  • The simple act of pureeing your soup once cooked can transform your soup into a creamy delicious soup. This works great with beans, legumes or vegetable soups. To do so, use slightly less broth or liquid than you normally would.
  • Add a potato along with your vegetables to further thicken your soup when you puree. This is great for soups with leafy greens or if you want to make your soup more substantial.
  • Make a roux or a slurry. My dad always made a roux in his creamy cauliflower soup which was my favorite soup growing up. I’ll talk more about making a roux or slurry in a minute.
  • When you want the taste of cream, adding a few tablespoons of sour cream is my favorite way to get that creamy flavor you get from heavy cream as I did in this soup.

 

Cream of Asparagus Soup – 5 ingredients, 20 minutes to make! Smart Points: 2 Calories: 81

 

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Cream of Asparagus Soup

81 Cals 6 Protein 10 Carbs 3 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Soup
CUISINE: American
I LOVE cream of asparagus soup, it's pure comfort in a bowl and so simple to make. This recipe is made with just 5 ingredients, not counting salt and pepper and is ready under 25 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs asparagus, 2 bunches, tough ends snapped off
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 6 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp low fat sour cream
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Melt butter over low heat in a large pot. Add onion and sauté until soft, about 2-minutes.
  • Cut the asparagus in half and add to the pot along with chicken broth and black pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil, cover and cook low about 20 minutes or until asparagus is very tender.
  • Remove from heat, add sour cream and using your hand held blender, puree until smooth (or in two batches in a large blender).

Nutrition

Serving: 11/4 cups, Calories: 81kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 576mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 1g
WW Points Plus: 2
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218 comments

  1. Made this today, and it was great. Just before serving, I grated a little bit of old smoked cheddar onto the surface of each bowl (about a teaspoon each). It melted through nicely and really added to the creaminess. 

    Thank you for this recipe. 

  2. This soup in easy and delicious.  However, I used  my Cuisnart Immersion Blender and the asparagus got stuck to the blades. Very difficult to remove.  I transferred the soup to my Ninja blender and it was done in 1 minute with no asparagus stuck anywhere.

    This is great Spring do ahead soup and serve hot or at room temp.

  3. Most tasty soup i’ve ever had. and it’s so easy. i’m making a double batch right now and freeze some. I love it so much – i’m hooked. OH and it’s even better cold!!

  4. Can you freeze or can this?

  5. Great taste, easy to make. Tis the season for fresh asparagus!!

  6. This was DELICIOUS! And only one green smartpoint., woohoo! 

  7. I’ve made this 3 times already as written!
    This time, I roasted half the asparagus and added celery and garlic.  It’s a wonderful recipe and easy to make.

  8. No blender of any kind. Possible to just “overcook” asparagus and use that way for soup?

  9. The soup is delicious but I added a little lemon juice When I added the broth and it really upped the delicious flavor.