Recipe By TheBaroness
Rating
Published Apr 2nd
Prep 20m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 6 servings Calories 362.8

This great spring soup is delicious and filling. When I was single, I liked to freeze leftovers. Now, my husband gobbles it up before I can find a lid for my tupperware!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 6 cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Cut the asparagus spears into bite-size pieces; set the tips aside. Divide the spear pieces into two separate microwave-safe containers. Place 1/2 tablespoon butter in each bowl. Loosely cover both containers and place in the microwave oven; cook on High until the asparagus is completely soft, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. 2 While the asparagus steams, melt 1/2 cup butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; cook the onion and garlic in the butter until soft, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour and stir briskly for 1 minute. Add the chicken soup, milk, hot pepper sauce, salt, pepper, liquid smoke, and the steamed asparagus stalks; cook until heated through, 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. 3 Pour about 3/4 of the soup into a blender in batches, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree until smooth and pour into a clean pot. Add the remaining 1/4 of the soup into the pureed soup; stir in the asparagus spears. Cook until thoroughly reheated, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 362.8
  • Carbohydrate 23.6 g
  • Cholesterol 69.3 mg
  • Fat 25.4 g
  • Fiber 2.1 g
  • Protein 11.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 14.9 g
  • Sodium 3056 mg
  • Sugar 13.4 g

Reviews

  1. I never add ANY salt until it's finished cooking and I've tasted it... To the person who added that much salt was just silly for not thinking twice beforehand... Liquid smoke is optional but when used ever so slightly its a nice taste
  2. I'm only giving this a four since I think that using the microwave is not the way to steam your asparagus. I pretty much followed the recipe other than using that method for the steam. Use a standard steamer until the trimmed stalks are tender and the rest is superb. I think some people don't - Read more ...
  3. I have to complain. I hope the 2T. salt is a typo. This is WAAAY too salty! I just ruined a whole batch and having diluted it twice it is still too salty. I don't think the liquid smoke helps either. Cooking the asparagus like this in the micro only made it tough and almost - Read more ...
  4. Thicker than I thought it would be. I would like it better with some Chicken or Turkey included. Using the blender is a must!

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