Quick Asparagus Soup Recipe
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Quick Asparagus Soup Recipe

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"My kids wouldn't eat asparagus when they were young," writes Lois McAtee. "But after trying this smooth creamy soup, they all wanted seconds." To hurry along preparation, the Oceanside, California reader relies on frozen asparagus.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen asparagus cuts
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Seasoned salad croutons

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 128 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 574 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine asparagus, onion, water, salt, bouillon, basil and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Cool for 5 minutes; stir in milk.
  2. In a blender or food processor, process the soup in batches until smooth; return to the pan. Stir in cream; heat through. Garnish with croutons. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Soup in Quick Cooking May/June 2002, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 128 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 574 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"This soup wasn't bad, but the chicken broth was the dominant taste which is not what I expected from an asparagus soup. I would definitely leave out the salt as well. Although we didn't mind it, I probably won't make this again."

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

"it wos gode"

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"This was a very good soup. the only cganges I made were to use 2% milk and fat free half and half."

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