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Best Creamy Asparagus Potato Soup

Creamy Asparagus Potato Soup is a yummy way to make everyone in your family think you’re a gourmet cook even if you’re not.  It’s simple to make and tastes amazing.

If you’re looking for more amazing homemade soup recipes, try my Hungarian Mushroom Soup recipe or my Creamy White Chicken Chili. They are also wonderful recipes.

Best Creamy Asparagus Potato Soup Recipe in a white bowl on a cutting board with grilled bread

The simplicity of the ingredient list lets the asparagus shine and take center stage. Asparagus, shallot, Yukon Gold potato, onions, chicken stock, olive oil, butter, and cream end up making a combination of flavors that the entire family will love.

Interesting Trivia about Asparagus

It takes approximately three years for an asparagus stalk to go from seed to harvest. Once your asparagus plant is ready to harvest, it can keep producing for 15 to 20 years, according to Modern Farmer.

Did you know that the thicker the stalk of the asparagus, the older the plant? Asparagus can grow up to 7 inches daily.

California leads the production of asparagus, followed by Michigan and Washington. China produces the most asparagus in the world.

Asparagus tips are not only delicious but healthy for you. They are full of antioxidants and are a good source of Vitamin E and Vitamin K.  

Twenty-two percent of your recommended daily allowance of folic acid is in four spears of asparagus.

Best of all, asparagus stalks are full of folate, which is a B vitamin.  They will help you improve your mood and ward off irritability.

Fresh Asparagus on burlap material for Creamy Asparagus Potato Soup

Today was one of those days where I could have used some extra folate!  Halfway through making the soup; I realized I didn’t have any chicken stock left in the freezer.  Calling my neighbors to borrow some chicken stock ended up being a fruitless effort.

So, I headed to the store in a major windstorm to grab some stock.  On the way to the store, branches and debris plummeted onto my car.  I hadn’t realized the storm was that bad when I left.

When I got home with my triumphant chicken stock in hand, I walked into a dark house because the electric was off.  A couple of hours later after the electric was finally restored, I was finally able to test the recipe and sit down to a nice warm bowl of soup – storm and all.

Have you ever had one of those days?  Today was one of them.  This delicious soup made it better. though.

I usually love to keep my own chicken stock on hand, you can easily make Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth with this recipe.

If you prefer not to make your own try this organic Chicken Base on Amazon. I used to have cartons of chicken broth taking up lots of storage space, but having the Chicken, Vegetable, and Beef Base version of Better Than Bouillon. (Note to Self: Keep backups, so I don’t have to run to the store!)

I found this recipe in the River Road Recipes IV Welcome Home cookbook. Apparently, this cookbook is such a treasure in the south (its authors are the Baton Rouge Junior League), that it was even written about in the book The Divine Secrets of Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

We all know that the south has impressive cuisine, so I was pretty happy to stumble upon this book.

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Here’s the Recipe for Creamy Asparagus Potato Soup:

Ingredients for Creamy Asparagus Soup

2 pounds fresh asparagus
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped shallots
1 cup chopped onions
1 1/2 cups chopped peeled Yukon Gold potatoes
1/2 cup chopped carrots
6 cups chicken stock
1 cup heavy cream
salt and freshly ground white or black pepper to taste

How to Make Creamy Asparagus Soup 

1) Cut off the tips from half the asparagus spear, reserving the stalks. Bring a pot of water to the boiling point and blanche the spears for 30 seconds or until they turn a bright green.

2) Plunge the tips in ice cold water to stop the cooking, drain and set aside.

3) Chop up the remaining asparagus into pieces.

4) Heat oil and butter in a Dutch oven or heavy soup pot. Add the onions and chopped shallots for 5-6 minutes, until tender. Make sure you stir constantly.

Add the rest of the unblanched asparagus, Yukon gold potatoes and carrots to the onion mixture. Cook over medium heat, until the asparagus turns bright green and stir occasionally.

5) Stir in the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer, and cook for 20 minutes or until the potatoes, asparagus and carrots are soft. Stir occasionally.

6) Puree the soup in a blender in batches and return to the stockpot and heat through again.

7) Add the heavy cream and mix well. Cook until heated through.

8) Add salt and pepper to taste and ladle into soup bowls. Top with blanched asparagus tips and serve immediately with some crusty bread.

Printable Version Delicious Asparagus Soup Recipe: 

Yield: 6 servings

Creamy Asparagus Potato Soup

Creamy Asparagus Potato Soup Recipe in a white bowl on a cutting board with grilled bread

This creamy asparagus potato soup tastes amazing and lets the asparagus take the star role in flavor. Your friends and family will think you're a gourmet cook with a recipe like this.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped peeled Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt and freshly ground white or black pepper to taste

Instructions

    1) Cut off the tips from half the asparagus spears, reserving the stalks. Bring a pot of water to the boiling point and blanche the spears for 30 seconds or until they turn a bright green.

    2) Plunge the tips in ice cold water to stop the cooking, drain and set aside.

    3) Chop up the remaining asparagus into pieces.

    4) Heat oil and butter in a chemical-free non-stick stockpot. Add the onions and chopped shallots for 5-6 minutes, until tender. Make sure you stir constantly.

    Add the rest of the unblanched asparagus, Yukon gold potatoes and carrots to the onion mixture. Cook over medium heat, until the asparagus turns bright green and stir occasionally.

    5) Stir in the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer, and cook for 20 minutes or until the potatoes, asparagus and carrots are soft. Stir occasionally.

    6) Puree the soup in a blender in batches and return to the stockpot and heat through again.

    7) Add the heavy cream and mix well. Cook until heated through.

    8) Add salt and pepper to taste and ladle into soup bowls. Top with blanched asparagus tips and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 398Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 62mgSodium 517mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 5gSugar 11gProtein 13g

Tips for making asparagus potato soup:

  • You can use a russet potato instead of the Yukon Gold potatoes.
  • For a spicier soup, add cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes instead of regular pepper.
  • If you’re short on time, skip the blanching step.
  • You can use an immersion blender instead of a regular blender.
  • Cream of coconut milk can be used in place of the heavy cream. (The coconut milk in the can.)
  • Crispy crumbled bacon would make a nice garnish for this creamy asparagus potato soup recipe on top of a dollop of sour cream.
  • You can substitute vegetable broth for chicken broth.
  • Add a teaspoon of garlic to the shallots and onions for deeper flavor.
  • Parmesan croutons would also make a delicious garnish for the cream of asparagus potato soup.
  • You can substitute vegan cream and butter.
  • Almond milk can also replace cream, but the soup won’t be as creamy.

How long does creamy asparagus soup last in the fridge?

When stored correctly in a sealed container, cream of asparagus potato soup will last 3-4 days in the fridge.  

Does asparagus soup freeze well?

I wouldn’t recommend freezing asparagus potato soup because of the cream. Recipes made with dairy usually don’t freeze well. They end up having a gritty texture when thawed and reheated.

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Yvonne

Friday 9th of April 2021

This soup is so tasty as well as easy! It truly is the best cream of asparagus soup. Friends have even asked for the recipe! Thanks for sharing this!

Kelly

Saturday 10th of April 2021

Hello Yvonne! I'm so glad you liked the recipe. Thank you for letting me know. Kelly

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