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Winning Cream of Asparagus Soup

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

I developed this recipe myself by substituting asparagus for broccoli in cream of broccoli soup. It's a big favorite at our house! —Westelle Griswa, Monroe, Connecticut
Winning Cream of Asparagus Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cut fresh asparagus (1/2-inch pieces)
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions or 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules

Directions

  1. Place asparagus in a large saucepan and cover with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, cover and cook for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain, reserving liquid.
  2. In a another saucepan, saute onions in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually stir in the milk, bouillon, reserved cooking liquid and remaining water. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in asparagus; heat through.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 232 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 795mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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