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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 86.3
  • Total Fat: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 8.4 mg
  • Sodium: 927.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g

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Creamy Asparagus Soup

Submitted by: CHUBBYGIRL07
Creamy Asparagus Soup

Introduction

This creamy soup is low in fat and based on one I found in a magazine awhile ago. This creamy soup is low in fat and based on one I found in a magazine awhile ago.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 lb fresh asparagus, tough ends removed, stalks cut into 1'' pieces
    2 (14.5 oz) cans reduced-sodium chicken (or veggie) broth
    2 bay leaves
    1 cup skim milk
    3 T cornstarch
    1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
    1 tsp fresh lemon juice
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

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Directions

In a large saucepan, combine asparagus and one can of broth. Set pan over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, partially cover and simmer 8-10 minutes, until asparagus are tender. Remove 6 asparagus tips and set aside.

In a blender or food processor, puree asparagus mixture until smooth. Return puree to pan and add remaining can of broth. Add bay leaves and bring to a simmer. Whisk together milk and cornstarch. Add milk mixture to pan and simmer until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.

Place sour cream in a small bowl. Add a spoonful of asparagus soup and stir to heat sour cream. Add sour cream mixture to saucepan along with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Simmer 1 minute. Remove bay leaves.

Pour soup into 6 bowls and top with the 6 asparagus tips.

Garnish with ham, if desired.






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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was excellent! I didn't have quite enough sour cream, so I used a little nonfat Greek yogurt to make up the difference. With a slice of crusty bread, it was the perfect cool weather lunch. - 9/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I used fat free sour cream and it came out great! - 3/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty!! Excellent soup. - 6/5/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looked on SparkPeople recipes for a creamy asparagus soup. Made this for lunch, following the recipe except that I had only fat-free sour cream. It is delicious and a recipe I plan to save. It would make a wonderful "cup of soup" to begin a meal. - 4/8/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe! It's fast, easy, and the soup is delicious! It's very smooth and definitely doesn't taste like a "diet" recipe. I'll be making another batch soon. - 4/2/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! - 3/26/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yum! - 2/15/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent taste and good for you! - 11/6/11

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  • Incredible!
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    my husband turned his nose up when i brought home asparagus. After eating this soup he begged me to make more! - 5/10/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was a very good, easy, low calorie soup! If you love asparagus, you should try this recipe. - 4/18/11

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  • pretty tasty soup. I added a small amount of chopped onions and left the bay leaves in for a while. - 5/12/14

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  • Really liked this. Followed the recipe exactly except used 1% milk. Delish! - 5/9/14

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  • A basic pureed soup with a pleasant nutty flavor. I don't even think sour cream is necessary after the second step. You could just add the lemon and seasoning with the same flavor result. This would be a good soup to freeze in single portions. - 4/11/14

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  • This is so good! I love it! It's great with croutons in instead of crackers. Thanks for sharing! - 3/21/14

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  • Made it exactly as described and it was delicious. - 3/2/14

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  • I needed just a bit more salt, overall a great recipe! - 12/15/10

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  • Thanks for sharing, this whips up in a jiffy & is certainly low cal. Yummy - 6/15/10

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  • I had leftover asparagus from Easter, so decided to give this a try. It's just delicious -- and the calorie count is excellent. This will be something I make regularly now! - 4/6/10

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  • Really good. Even my husband, who doesn't like asparagus, liked it. - 3/20/10

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  • Absolutely WONDERFUL! The soup is tasty, easy to make... delicious! - 2/8/10

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  • Deeelish! Thank you!! - 1/24/10

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  • This is a tasty soup - and it tastes and feels like it has heavy cream in it. Very easy to improvise - my son likes it with a little tobasco sauce! - 12/15/09

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  • I had asparagus today and didn't know what to do with the tough ends, so I made this soup. I just simmered the asparagus longer to soften, then put in the strainer after blending it in the food processor. It was so good (I hate wasting) next time though I will use the best part of the asparagus lol. - 7/20/09

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  • Tasty and creamy, a great base for adding all sorts of other flavors. - 7/8/09

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  • Great recipe... simple and easy enough with ingredients on hand. A great use for that bunch of 'sparagus that was starting to get a bit "elderly" in the fridge. Can't wait to see how it freezes/thaws too! - 3/28/09

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