Spicy Cream of Asparagus Soup


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 24 fluid ounces chicken broth

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and halved crosswise

  • 1 large Idaho potato, peeled and diced

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • cup heavy cream

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®), or to taste


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.

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

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

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

  5. Mix in jalapeno pepper.

  6. 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.

  7. Stir in heavy cream.

  8. Season with salt, black pepper and hot sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

148 Calories
7g Fat
18g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 148
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 510mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 20mg 102%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 483mg 10%

* 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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