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Asparagus Leek Chowder

To us, asparagus is the taste of spring, so we enjoy it in as many meals as we can. When this thick and creamy chowder is on the table, we know spring has arrived. —Elisabeth Harders, West Allis, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    7 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 large leeks (white portion only), sliced
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pimientos

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute the asparagus, mushrooms and leeks in butter for 10 minutes or until tender. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended.
  • Gradually stir in broth and cream. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in corn and pimientos; heat through.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 269 calories, 17g fat (11g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 686mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • lisa
    Apr 8, 2020

    Absolutely loved! Not overly rich or heavy... a light, fresh tasting way to enjoy some lovely spring veg. A

  • momio
    Nov 6, 2018

    My family really liked this except for my picky grandson. I made it just as it is except I didn't have half and half so I used cream and milk. I thought it could use a titch more salt is all. It was a good hearty chowder.

  • dori-marie
    Apr 6, 2013

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  • lm43
    Mar 25, 2013

    I had a chicken breast left over from an other meal that wasn't enough to feed the family and it was already thawed so I chopped it and cooked it in the chicken broth and added to the chowder. it was to die for will make this again soon. thanks for the recipe.

  • dlynn78
    Nov 14, 2012

    i had gotten this recipe about 4 years ago and my children had loved it. it nice to surve at dinner partys also.

  • KimmyDee
    Sep 22, 2012

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  • catriker
    Jul 26, 2011

    DEFINATELY WOULD MAKE AGAIN.. I USED BABY BELLA MUSHROOMS AND FROZEN CORN.. AND PROB. 1.5 CUPS OF HALF N HALF...BUT IT WAS EASY AND VG..

  • denody
    May 4, 2011

    What a way to welcome spring. I shared it with my neighbor and we both agree that it is absolutely delicious!!

  • cooking with babes
    May 22, 2010

    Excellent. My whole familiy loved it. To cut down on calories, I did make it with 2 % milk and it was fine.

  • elisa
    Jul 20, 2008

    Love It! This is quite hearty and very tasty. My whole family loves it. Serve it with some cheesy texas toast.