Zippy Cream of Asparagus Soup Recipe

Read Reviews
4.5 4 2
Publisher Photo
"My best friend and I enjoy this smooth soup so much we knew we had to share it," explains Hilda Magnuson of Whittier, California. "Pepper gives it zip."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cups cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
  • 2-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 ounces fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 91 calories, 2g fat (0g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 8g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 1 vegetable, 0 fat.


  1. In a large saucepan coated with cooking spray, saute onion and garlic until tender. Add the asparagus, broth and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until asparagus is tender.
  2. Place a third of the mixture in a blender; add cream cheese, sour cream and dill. Cover and process until smooth; return to pan. Cook over medium heat until heated through. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cream of Asparagus Soup in Taste of Home April/May 2000, p17

Reviews for Zippy Cream of Asparagus Soup

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
maryked 244899
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2016

"I served this on toast and changed the chicken broth to 3/4 cup half and half and added chicken granules. I deleted the cream cheese. I was looking for some spices to use with asparagus to jazz it up and was glad to find it in this recipe. I will make again."

mmiceli 32098
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"I have been making this recipe for years. It's so good and very easy to make."

jodimccullough 92182
Reviewed May. 2, 2009

"Excellent! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I am going to freeze my asparagus from the garden and give this a try that way too. Jodi"

bpiette 203542
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2008

"This was very good, quick and easy to prepare."

Loading Image