Simple Cream of Asparagus Soup

    25 min

    A delicious soup that's quick and easy to make. Asparagus is simmered in a creamy white soup until tender. Serve with a crusty bread roll for a snack, lunch or dinner.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 450g fresh asparagus
    • 850ml chicken stock
    • 50g margarine
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour
    • 125ml single cream
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Trim the coarse ends of the asparagus and cut asparagus into 2.5cm pieces. In a medium frying pan over medium high heat, saute the asparagus in 250ml stock for about 7 minutes or until tender.
    2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over medium high heat, melt the margarine and remove from heat. Add the flour and stir well until smooth. Gradually add the remaining stock. Return the saucepan to the heat and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.
    3. Add the single cream, salt, pepper and cooked asparagus with liquid. Stir well and heat thoroughly. Serve hot and enjoy!

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    Just made this today! Very simple and easy to follow! First time I have ever made soup and very pleased with the result, tastes great.  -  03 Jun 2013


    This is the simplest basic recipe for creme of asparagus and it can be made simpler. I omitted the flour and it still came out delish. Instead of onions I added leaks, which for the most part, I did not puree and these gave the soup some body. I used one leek, almost top to bottom. First I sauteed the leeks in the butter, then added the can of broth and half&half. I used only one can (14 oz.) of chicken broth. Then I steamed the asparagus until then were bright green but still crunchy. I pureed the asparaus (left some for garnish) and mixed in with the broth. Three really basic steps. It fed two adults and three children (ages 6,8,3)with about 1/2 serving left over. I used no other flavoring but what the recipe called for (and the leeks) and the taste was wonderful. I did not use pepper (kids might not like it.)  -  05 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was SO easy and SO delicious! I took the advice of the previous reviewer and added the Cayenne pepper. I included it with the asparagus and broth in the first seven minutes. For those who don't like a kick to their soup - omit. Otherwise this was great. I was worried that the asparagus would need to be pureed - don't bother. Much more taist whole. Will do this over and over. Really quick and yummy (also - veggie broth is perfect).  -  04 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)