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Country Asparagus Cream Soup

This is the Country Asparagus Cream Soup recipe.

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cooking: 20 min - 25 min
Yields 4 servings
country asparagus cream soup


  • 1/2 lb (225 g) asparagus trimmed
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) water
  • 3 cups (750 mL) chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely chopped onion
  • 1 celery stalk sliced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried tarragon
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Milk or 15 % or 18 % table cream
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 boiled eggs chopped


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In large saucepan of boiling water, cook asparagus for 5 minutes or until tender-crisp. Drain asparagus and reserve cooking water. Cut spears and set aside for garnish.

In same saucepan, bring to boil reserved water, broth, onion and celery. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add asparagus stalks and tarragon and simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Purée mixture in food processor and return to saucepan. Stir in milk and heat through, stirring occasionally.

In heavy saucepan, melt butter and stir in flour. Cook while stirring constantly for 3 minutes. Whisk in 1 cup (250 mL) of asparagus soup, stirring until mixture thickens. Stir butter mixture into saucepan of asparagus soup and season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with asparagus spears and serve hot in soup bowls. Top with chopped boiled eggs.


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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 263 Calories
Protein: 11 g
Carbohydrate: 12 g
Fat: 19 g
(% DV*)
Calcium: 10 % / 113 mg