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Golden Asparagus Soup

It doesn’t matter how many times I serve this thick, buttery soup, it’s always a hit. And, it’s a delicious way to get your daily veggies. —Heather Ahrens, Columbus, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 3/4 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Cut tips off asparagus and set aside; cut stalks into 1-1/2-in. pieces. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add carrots and asparagus stalk pieces; cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the broth, parsley, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Cool slightly.
  • In a blender, cover and process soup until blended. Return to pan. Stir in asparagus tips; cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender.

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  • Ilovematty
    Mar 27, 2016

    Very good! I too halved the butter and used reduced sodium/fat chicken broth . Loved the tender whole asparagus tips. Will make again soon.

    May 5, 2013

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  • bridgefan
    May 4, 2012

    First try at making any soup with asparagus - don't believe I'll try any other. The taste is scrumptious with just the right amount of thickness. Low calorie and everyday ingredients. A definite "have again".

  • bhagon
    Mar 9, 2012

    For the past few weks, Our local market has had asparagus on sale for $.99 a pound! My husband and I have enjoyed it quite often lately and agreed this soup is our favorite! Perfect Lenten supper with good Wisconsin cheese and crackers!

  • JillAndLea
    Apr 3, 2011

    A very good and healthy recipe using ingredients that are typically on hand for me. Will definitely make again.

  • misstigerlily
    Apr 1, 2011

    So yummy! I leave out a tablespoon of butter to cut some calories and fat but still tastes wonderful! thanks for a great recipe