Creamy Asparagus Soup

Creamy Asparagus Soup

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

Prep Time

35

Minutes

Total Time

35

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

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.
Makes 6 servings (1 cup each)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 170
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 680mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 8g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.