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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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