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Chunky Asparagus Soup Recipe

This recipe was handed down from my great-grandmother. I've modified it a little, but it remains a treasure from the past. My family never tires of it at asparagus time.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 tablespoon diced pimientos
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute the asparagus, onion and garlic in butter for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Add curry powder; simmer 5 more minutes. Add mushrooms and pimientos. Stir in broth and milk. Heat, but do not boil. Add cheese cubes and stir until melted. Yield: 8-10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 163 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 779mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein

Reviews for Chunky Asparagus Soup

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MY REVIEW
sgronholz
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"I've been making this recipe for a number of years and it's definitely a favorite! I omit the the pimento and add cooked carrots and bacon instead."

MY REVIEW
SimpleFoods
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2013

"I've made various asparagus soups, but this one is special by the curry powder - perfect! I will also use freshly-sauteed mushrooms, not canned, and will add some frozen hash browns as I do to most soups for a bit more chowder consistency. Asparagus soup tastes like spring!"

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