Asparagus Soup #SundaySupper

This Asparagus Soup recipe is so easy and makes a great recipe for a creamy yet light lunch or dinner.  You will be craving this soup all season long!

Asparagus Soup in a bowl with Parmesan and homemade croutons on top.

When my husband and I got married we went to Riviera Maya for our honeymoon.  Where we stayed at had the best Asparagus Soup.  I would order it every night for a late night snack…and I’ll admit that I would order a steak with it too.  Hey, we were on vacation!  So when this weeks Sunday Supper theme came out, Easy Spring Recipes, I knew I had to finally try and recreate this soup recipe with one of my favorite Spring vegetables.

Creamy asparagus soup in a bowl and pot with croutons on the side.

One thing that is plentiful throughout the Spring & Summer in Michigan is asparagus.  I actually grew up next to a field of it when I was a kid and you can find it at roadside stands for cheap!  A great tip is to buy it in bulk and freeze it so when it goes up to almost $5/pound in the Winter I don’t have to worry about it when I have a craving.

Thinking about this got me interested in knowing when fruits and vegetables are at their peak growing season in Michigan.  I found this great resource from PickYourOwn.org with all the fruits and vegetables and when the crop will become available.  Check it out to see what goodies are coming soon to a farm near you.

Asparagus Soup close up on a spoon.

How to make Asparagus Soup recipe:

Chop off those pesky hard ends on the asparagus and throw them out.  Then chop the rest in equal pieces.

Heat up some oil in the bottom of a large pot over medium/high heat.  Add the asparagus and 3 cloves of minced garlic.  Sautee for 3-4 minutes then sprinkle 1 Tbs of flour over the top, stir to coat all the vegetables evenly with the flour.

Add chicken stock then set to a low/medium simmer and let cook uncovered for 25 minutes.

Steps for making the recipe for asparagus soup.

Making this soup ‘creamy’ is a two-step process.  For the first part of adding creaminess, take a small bowl add 1/4 cup milk, remaining flour and cornstarch.  Stir to combine then add to the soup mixture.  Add to the stove over medium heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes until thickened.

Next, use a little tool called an ‘immersion blender’.  This is actually something my Mother-In-Law gave me and I don’t use it too often but always glad I have it as part of my kitchen.  If you do not have one I would suggest taking most of the soup mixture and putting into a blender. 

Finally the last part of making this soup ‘Wow’ is adding the thyme, nutmeg and Parmesan and the last 1/4 cup of whole milk.

A pot of warm, creamy asparagus soup with Parmesan cheese and milk in it.

Top this creamy soup off with some homemade croutons.

And here you are…..

Asparagus Soup with ready to eat.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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This post was originally from March 2017-it has been updated with photos & text.

Thank you so much to this weeks Sunday Supper host Anne from Simple and Savory.  Check out all these wonderful Spring recipes from other taste makers:

Breakfast

Cakes, Pies, and Sweets

Cookies and Bars

Main Courses

Pastas

Seafood

Veggies and Sides

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Asparagus Soup
Tender asparagus is cooked then made creamy with milk and Parmesan. Top this Asparagus Soup with crunchy homemade croutons to complete this delicious meal.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Soup
Keyword soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Soup
Keyword soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Chop off the hard ends on the asparagus and throw them out. Then chop the rest in equal pieces.
  2. Heat up some oil in the bottom of a large pot over medium/high heat. Add the asparagus and 3 cloves of minced garlic. Sautee for 3-4 minutes then sprinkle 1 Tbs of flour over the top, stir to coat all the vegetables evenly with the flour.
  3. Add chicken stock then set to a low/medium simmer and let cook uncovered for 25 minutes.
  4. Take a small bowl to add 1/4 cup milk, remaining flour and cornstarch.  Stir to combine then add to the soup mixture.  Add to the stove over medium heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes until thickened.
  5. Use an immersion blender or regular blender to cream the vegetables.
  6. Add the milk, thyme, nutmeg, and Parmesan.
  7. Top this creamy soup off with some homemade croutons. Enjoy!

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