Creamy Asparagus Soup

Enjoy this creamy soup made using Green Giant® asparagus and Progresso® chicken broth - perfect for dinner.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/2
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
1/2
cup chopped celery
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 1/2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
2
cans (15 oz each) Green Giant™ extra long tender green asparagus spears, drained
1
cup half-and-half
  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in flour. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in broth. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring constantly, until thoroughly heated.
  • 2 Remove from heat. Stir in asparagus. In food processor or blender, process asparagus mixture until smooth. If necessary, asparagus mixture can be processed in batches. Return to saucepan.
  • 3 Stir in half-and-half. Cook 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened and thoroughly heated.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
680mg
680%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.