If I ever imagined what summer would taste like, it's this soup. Super simple and extremely light and smooth, this soup is perfect for dinner on the porch with a neighbor.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
45 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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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®), select Saute function, and add olive oil. Add bacon to warmed oil and saute for 2 minutes. Stir in onion and continue cooking until onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and asparagus. Cook 1 to 2 minutes.

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  • Pour chicken broth over asparagus mixture and bring to a boil. Turn Saute mode off and press the Manual mode. Close and lock the lid. Select High pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Puree asparagus mixture with an immersion blender until smooth. Mix in cream and select Saute function. Cook until soup is warmed through, but not boiling. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

356 calories; protein 10.8g; carbohydrates 14.9g; fat 29.8g; cholesterol 95.2mg; sodium 1545.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2018
This came out really creamy just the way we like it. Thank you for a great recipe Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/04/2019
Although it was very creamy the bacon overwhelmed the asparagus. Try making it without bacon and it may be great. Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2018
This came out really creamy just the way we like it. Thank you for a great recipe Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2019
This was pretty good. Instant pot is amazing! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/04/2019
Although it was very creamy the bacon overwhelmed the asparagus. Try making it without bacon and it may be great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2019
Everyone loved it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2020
Okay, please don't laugh at me. First time at this and never had anything like it before to compare. I learned that next time I won't include asparagus bottoms. What a mess! The only thing I wasn't sure of was the bacon, was I supposed add the diced bacon precooked to the olive oil? I sauteed it before including the olive oil. Emptied the bacon grease, added the onions and followed the rest of the recipe and everything went well till the submerged blender where the damned fibers kept clogging up the works. Somehow I was supposed to know this already per my girlfriend. Who said ”common sense” grrr! Anyway, the extra time it took straining the fibers through a colander really thinned it up but, still quite tasty. My girlfriend has had three servings so, I guess I'm not such a numbnuts after all. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2020
Wow! Who knew asparagus could be so fantastic as a soup? I just finished making it and it was so quick and easy. I will definitely be making it again. The only thing I did different was add carrots, baby potatoes, celery and peas. I also made a roux with flour and butter and added it to the blender. I topped off with sliced almonds (I like a little bite! ). Thanks again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2018
This was amazing! Read More
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