Cream of Fresh Asparagus Soup


This cream of asparagus soup recipe is perfect for making the most of fresh asparagus when it's in season — take advantage!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth, divided

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 1 cup milk

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Combine asparagus, 1/2 cup chicken broth, and onion in a large saucepan; cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until asparagus is tender, about 12 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a blender; puree until smooth and set aside.

  2. In the same saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Increase heat to medium; add remaining chicken broth, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils. Stir in pureed asparagus and milk.

  3. Place sour cream in a small bowl and stir in a ladleful of hot soup until blended; pour into the soup and stir in lemon juice. Warm soup through to serving temperature, without boiling. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

196 Calories
13g Fat
14g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 196
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 1101mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 140mg 11%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 402mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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