Asparagus Leek Soup Recipe
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Asparagus Leek Soup Recipe

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This is one of my family's favorite soups. It's so good for you because of all the vegetables, and it's very filling, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 3 large leeks, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 quarts chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, but into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound fresh spinach, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 157 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 778mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute leeks and onion in butter until tender. Add the potatoes, carrots, salt, broth and rice. Cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes. Stir in asparagus.
  2. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add the spinach, pepper and cream; heat through. Yield: 12-16 servings (4-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Asparagus Leek Soup in Country April/May 1993, p47

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Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

"This soup is delicious! It took a little time to chop everything up but very worth it. It is a keeper!"

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"Made this soup during our recent "snow event" & we're lovin' the tasty, warm feeling of good , old fashioned comfort food. Excellent, and we made it even more delicious by adding a couple more handfuls of spinach than what were called for. YUMMY!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2012

"This is my families favorite soup recipe. AWESOME!!!"

Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

"I have made this recipe more than once. I prefer canned asparagus at the end, since I don't like the crisp. The last time I made this I was out of asparagus; instead I put in some sliced fully cooked chicken sausage (roasted red pepper with onions and asiago flavor) and some sauted sliced portabellos. This made it yummy and hardy. You can really do a lot of different things with this soup since the base flavor is so good!"

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"This looks delicious, but what should I do if I don't have a dutch oven?"

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