Asparagus Soup celebrates beautiful springtime vegetables. This asparagus soup recipe is savory and delicious. Roasting the asparagus adds another layer of flavor. This cream of asparagus soup recipe is even guilt free! Yukon gold potatoes are substituted make this soup luscious and creamy.
When I lived in Wisconsin I wanted to have my own garden. I planted a TON of asparagus hoping for a harvest of sweet tender stalks in the springtime.
Boy was I disappointed! Only a few spears came up! 🙁
It wasn’t until later I discovered it takes a couple of years before you can truly reap the harvest…. What can I say, this was (ahem…) a few years back and the internet wasn’t available!
Yes, I’m dating myself…. anyway 🤣🤣🤣
This Cream of Asparagus Soup Recipe is hands down one of my favorites! It is one of my go-to recipes in the spring. Although asparagus is available year-round, springtime harvests the most tender and delicious stalks! Now is the time to make this soup!
How long do you roast the asparagus?
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Roast the asparagus for just 15 minutes.
Steps to make Cream of Asparagus Soup Recipe
- Preheat the oven
- Start by roasting the asparagus
- Snap off the woody ends and lay the asparagus spears on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt & pepper. Roast for 15 minutes.
- While the asparagus is cooking, brown the bacon in a large stockpot over medium heat. Remove when crispy, reserving the drippings.
- Next, add the potatoes, onions, celery and Parmesan cheese rind (if using shredded parmesan add this after adding the stock) and season with black pepper. Cook the vegetables for about 5 minutes, they will be slightly browned.
- Add in the stock and about 3/4 of the chopped asparagus. Increase the heat and bring it to a boil. Reduce it to a simmer and continue cooking until the potatoes are fork tender, about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat.
- Using a submersion or stand blender, blend the soup until it is creamy. Top with remaining asparagus and crumbled bacon.
- Taste & adjust seasonings, add salt if needed.
Cream Asparagus Soup Recipes
- Vegetarian Asparagus Soup – Bowl Me Over
- (Paleo) Asparagus Soup – Thriving on Paleo
- Asparagus Soup with Lemon and Parmesan – Once Upon a Chef
Asparagus is so good and has many amazing health benefits, it’s definitely a vegetable you’ll want to enjoy often. In addition to lots of great fiber, vitamins and minerals, it has great detoxifying abilities too!
And…. no cream, nope…. not a drop! The creaminess comes from Yukon Gold potatoes. The starch in the potatoes make the soup creamy and luscious. And even a bigger bonus? No peeling the taters. I appreciate that little timesaver too!
Can you boil asparagus in water?
- You bet. Although this soup calls for roasting the asparagus, if you’re short on time you can certainly eliminate that step and add all of the vegetables to the stock pot and cook them together. Make it both ways and compare which you enjoy most!
- Also, I’ve made this with frozen asparagus too, I’m telling you this soup is easy to make and versatile.
Here are a few of my favorite creamy soup recipes!
Ok, are you ready to get cooking? Here’s the recipe for this delicious Asparagus Soup!!
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Cream of Asparagus Soup Recipe
Cream of Asparagus Soup Recipe
This Cream of Asparagus Soup Recipe screams springtime with tender, fresh asparagus. Roasting the asparagus gives it another layer of flavor. This asparagus soup recipe will soon become a family favorite. It's an easy delicious soup!
- 2 lbs roasted asparagus
- 2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, about 4 cups diced chopped into 1/2" dice
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 2 stalks celery chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 3 slices of bacon
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese or a rind Parmesan cheese
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper for roasting asparagus
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3/4 tsp salt optional
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
Start by roasting the asparagus - snap off the woody ends and reserve for vegetable stock or another use. Lay the asparagus spears on a cookie sheet and drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, sprinkle with salt & pepper. Put in the preheated oven for 15 minute. Remove from oven, allow to cool. When cool, cut into 1/4" pieces.
While the asparagus is cooking, brown the bacon in a large stockpot over medium heat. Remove when crispy, reserving the drippings.
Next, add the potatoes, onions, celery and Parmesan cheese rind (if using shredded parmesan add this after adding the stock) and season with black pepper. Cook the vegetables for about 5 minutes, they will be slightly browned.
Add in the stock and about 3/4 of the chopped asparagus. (Reserve adding salt and remaining asparagus until the end of the cooking process.) Increase the heat and bring it to a boil. Reduce it to a simmer and continue cooking until the potatoes are fork tender, about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat.
Remove the remains of the Parmesan rind (it's job is done!) If you're using shredded parmesan, add it now and stir until incorporated.
Using a submersion or stand blender, blend the soup until it is creamy.
When the consistency is to your liking, taste & adjust seasonings, add salt if needed.
Garnish with reserved asparagus and bacon crumbles. A drizzle of good olive oil adds so much flavor!