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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
48 mins
total:
1 hr 13 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
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Directions

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  • Cut asparagus stalks into 1-inch pieces; reserve tips in a bowl.

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  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add 1/3 cup chicken broth and leeks; cover and cook until leeks are tender, about 5 minutes. Add asparagus stalks; cover and cook for 3 minutes.

  • Pour remaining 4 2/3 cups chicken broth into the Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until asparagus is very tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Add 2 packed cups spinach and sugar; cook until spinach is tender, about 5 minutes.

  • Puree soup with an immersion blender until very smooth.

  • Heat remaining 3 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan. Whisk in flour until well blended; cook for 1 minute.

  • Whisk flour mixture into the pureed soup until smooth and blended. Season soup with salt and white pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and stir in peas. Simmer until peas are barely tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in asparagus tips; simmer until tender, about 5 minutes.

  • Pour heavy cream into the soup. Cook until heated through but not boiling, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in remaining spinach; cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Use frozen peas instead of fresh if desired.

Nutrition Facts

251 calories; protein 7.3g 15% DV; carbohydrates 17.9g 6% DV; fat 18g 28% DV; cholesterol 56.8mg 19% DV; sodium 1001.2mg 40% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2018
Vegetable not chicken stock Half and half rather than heavy cream Read More
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