Basic Cream of Asparagus Soup

Basic Cream of Asparagus Soup

This simple cream of asparagus soup recipe is made with cooked asparagus and milk, butter, and seasonings. Top it with a few tips, bacon, or ham.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter.
  3. Step 3

    Blend in flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  4. Step 4

    Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Gradually add the milk; cook, stirring constantly with a whisk until the mixture thickens and begins to bubble. Set aside.
  6. Step 6

    Wash the asparagus, trim away the woody ends, and cut the spears into 1/2-inch pieces.
  7. Step 7

    Cook the asparagus in a small amount of boiling water until tender, for about 5 minutes.
  8. Step 8

    Drain the asparagus, reserving the cooking liquid. Set aside a few of the asparagus tips for garnish, if desired.
  9. Step 9

    Mash or blend the remaining asparagus; set aside.
  10. Step 10

    Add enough boiling water to the cooking liquid to make 1 cup; add the white sauce and pureed asparagus .
  11. Step 11

    Heat thoroughly; season the soup to taste with salt and pepper.
  12. Step 12

    Top the soup with the reserved asparagus tips and serve.