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Asparagus Brie Soup

"This rich soup is wonderful when fresh asparagus is in season," reports Melissa Petrek-Myer of Austin, Texas. "It's an elegant dish to serve company."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 4 to 6 ounces Brie, rind removed

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute asparagus in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Gradually add broth, cream and wine or additional broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • In a blender; cover and process soup in batches until smooth. Return to the pan. Cube Brie and add to soup. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 567 calories, 53g fat (33g saturated fat), 171mg cholesterol, 1171mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • newrecipejunkie
    Aug 21, 2017

    I made this for dinner, using fresh asparagus. Inspire of the fact that it was of such a tiny diameter it surely would be super-tender, I was unable to cook it to be tender and I cooked it to death! Then I blended the heck out of it! I still picked hard stem pieces out of my mouth while eating. This , of course, has nothing to do with the recipe. The soup's taste was very good . If I make it again I will use canned asparagus to see if those stems would be any more tender.

  • brewcityblondie
    May 2, 2013

    This recipe is the BOMB - super rich and beyond delicious!!!!!!! Low-cal it is NOT, but who cares - this soup is worth every calorie - LOVE IT!!!!!!!

  • Emproper
    Jan 2, 2012

    I love this recipe and hadn't made it in years because transferring back and forth to the food processor created so much mess. I got an immersion blender for Christmas, and this soup is the first thing I thought of to use it for. Love it!

  • vgdame
    Nov 3, 2010

    This is really pretty good soup. I love both brie and asparagus. It's a bit tricky to saute the asparagus until tender in the butter, but I think I'll get the hang of it. Thanks for a great soup!

  • zook
    Jan 17, 2010

    It's been forever since I made this (it's from May/June 2000), but I still remember how rich and creamy and delicious it was. I lost it amidst all my Quick Cooking magazines, and just ran across it again today. I had marked it "YUM! Make this again!"Now I'm going to!