Instant Pot Cream of Asparagus Soup


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 slices bacon, diced

  • ½ onion, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 pounds asparagus, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces

  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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 (per serving)

356 Calories
30g Fat
15g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 356
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 1545mg 67%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 16mg 80%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 608mg 13%

* 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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