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Golden Asparagus Soup Recipe

Golden Asparagus Soup Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. In a blender, cover and process soup until blended. Return to pan. Stir in asparagus tips; cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 173 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 514mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.

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Ilovematty User ID: 8607813 246085
Reviewed 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."

bridgefan User ID: 78478 139212
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3464418 89491
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1675407 139209
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

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

misstigerlily User ID: 5864241 139165
Reviewed 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"

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