Cream of Asparagus Soup

READY IN: 1hr
Recipe by GinnyP

A satisfying soup. Reheats well, too.

Top Review by Michelle S.

If you love asparagus this soup is a MUST make! It is very creamy and the asparagus flavor is fantastic. I did need 1 c. more chicken stock as mine cooked WAY done during the asparagus cooking, but other than that it was foolproof and perfect. That you Ginny for the sublime soup!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put asparagus and stock into a medium pot and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until asparagus is very soft, about 10 to 15 minutes, Set aside 2 cups of the broth; keep warm.
  3. Puree asparagus and remaining broth in blender; return to pot and set aside.
  4. (I puree in batches) Melt butter in a medium heavy saucepan over low heat.
  5. Add flour and cook stirring constantly with a wire whisk for 2 minutes.
  6. Whisk in reserved warm broth.
  7. Increase heat to medium and cook, stirring, until smooth and thickened, about 5 minutes.
  8. Transfer to pot with asparagus puree.
  9. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring often.
  10. Slowly add half-n-half.
  11. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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