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Roasted Asparagus Soup

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  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 35 min
  • serves: 6 people

Creamy, yet fresh and light, this soup takes full advantage of the abundance of springtime asparagus.  Roasting the asparagus brings out its sweetness and gives the soup a subtle smoky note while a touch of cream adds richness.   An immersion blender is a great tool for blending vegetable soups.  If you don’t have one, a traditional blender or food processor will get the job done.  

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $11.88

  • 2 pounds asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups Swanson® Vegetable Broth or Swanson® Certified Organic Vegetable Broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Tips

    • Serving Suggestion: This creamy soup is great served topped with crunchy croutons.
  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 425°F.  Place the asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil.

  • Step 2

    Roast the asparagus for 10 minutes or until tender.  Let cool.  Cut into 1-inch pieces.

  • Step 3

    While the asparagus is roasting, heat the remaining oil in a 4-quart saucepot over medium heat.  Add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until the onion is tender, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 4

    Reduce the heat to low. Add the flour to the onion mixture. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Gradually stir in the broth. Heat to a boil.  Cover and cook for 10 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Add the asparagus to the saucepan.  Using an immersion blender, blend until the mixture is smooth.  Add the heavy cream and blend until combined.  Season to taste.

Reviews

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  • Roasted Asparagus Soup

    Janet W.
    June 6, 2017

    Easy to make and delicious. I'm not a fan of asparagus but I couldn't get enough of this. I loved it! Add store-bought garlic croutons and parmesan cheese and you have a soup good enough for company or just a special dinner at home.

  • What a ver...

    pandabear145
    July 14, 2008

    What a very, very, good tasting soup recipe.

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Made With

Calories 195
Total Fat 14 g
Sat. Fat 5.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 27 mg
Sodium 812 mg
Total Carb 12 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 5 g
Added Sugars 1 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 5 %DV
Iron 19 %DV
Potassium 8 %DV
Calories 195
Total Fat 14 g
Sat. Fat 5.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 27 mg
Sodium 542 mg
Total Carb 12 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 0 g
Added Sugars 1 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 7 %DV
Iron 19 %DV
Potassium 8 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.