I came up with this soup on a day when my fridge was pretty bare. The recipe is simple, but the results are smashing!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
33 mins
total:
53 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook until golden but not crispy, about 5 minutes. Add asparagus and onion; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent and asparagus is tender, about 7 minutes. Pour in chicken broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer soup, covered, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

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  • Melt butter in another saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour to form a paste, about 1 minute. Gradually add milk, whisking constantly, until smooth. Cook over medium heat until thickened, about 5 minutes.

  • Puree soup in batches in a food processor or blender until smooth. Return to the saucepan. Stir in thickened milk mixture until incorporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

181 calories; protein 8.5g; carbohydrates 14.6g; fat 10.3g; cholesterol 30.1mg; sodium 704.1mg. Full Nutrition
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