A very simple asparagus soup that adds a little kick to the standard recipe.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.

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  • Cook and stir onion in butter until translucent, about 5 minutes.

  • Pour chicken broth over onions and bring to a boil.

  • Stir in asparagus and potato; cover and cook until asparagus spears are tender, about 8 minutes.

  • Mix in jalapeno pepper.

  • Pour the soup into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth and pour into a clean pot.

  • Stir in heavy cream.

  • Season with salt, black pepper and hot sauce.

Nutrition Facts

148 calories; protein 4.1g; carbohydrates 18.2g; fat 7.3g; cholesterol 25.7mg; sodium 509.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (35)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2012
This is a fantastic recipe..I love the slight hint of jalapeno. I made one minor change to the recipe added some cilantro and it added a little bit more flavor and color to the soup! Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/23/2017
Completely tasteless. Threw most of the pot out. Will not repeat. Read More
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2012
This is a fantastic recipe..I love the slight hint of jalapeno. I made one minor change to the recipe added some cilantro and it added a little bit more flavor and color to the soup! Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2012
Mr. LTH really enjoyed this soup. I too enjoyed the flavor but the texture was a bit off. There were strings and strings of asparagus that were less than appetizing. At the last minute I realized I had light cream not heavy so I used that instead. I followed the rest of the recipe as written. This is definately worth giving a try (the jalaps provide a nice kick!). THANKS for the recipe Scott M! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2014
Made this before but somehow the recipe changed. No jalapeno or hot stuff added just sautéed garlic with the onions and used an immersion blender. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2014
Really enjoyed this recipe and so easy to prepare. Made the following changes: EVOO instead of butter. Added 2 cloves Garlic. Habanero instead of Jalapeno.. Ole'! Lowfat milk and cornstarch instead of heavy cream. Added asparagus tip in the end instead of pureeing them. Delicious! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2014
Great soup! Even my picky eaters loved it. I added a couple extra steps because I just can't bring myself to follow any recipe to the letter. First of all strain the asparagus after blended. I use a French sieve or chinois to extract all the pulp. Then I boiled the diced potatoes separately and added them after blending. Also added a cup of diced cooked chicken breast and made a meal of it. I doubled the portions so I would have a few servings left for lunch this week. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2014
LOVED IT! Tweaked it just a bit though adding 1 large jalapeño sautéed with onion; added a little more potato so I could cut down on the cream which I also cut by using half NF milk and half cream; skipped tobasco; added veggie seasoning to enhance flavor. Also used a stick blender and creamed it all up right in the pot. Served with Asiago ciabatta croutons - YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2014
Loved this recipe! I am the only one in the house so I cut in half and used half and half instead of the cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2014
Delicious! I followed the recipe pretty closely except I added two cloves of garlic with the onion and skipped the dairy. Served with fresh sourdough bread. Soooo good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2014
I fixed this soup for a family at church doubled the recipe and didn't use the jalapino pepper because I wasn't sure if they really liked spicy food. I wish I had tripled it and the next time I will add the pepper but even without it it was wonderful and I cannot wait to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/23/2017
Completely tasteless. Threw most of the pot out. Will not repeat. Read More