Asparagus Soup

I love fresh, local asparagus when it comes into season! Here in Upstate New York, that is in May, which is a great time to grab some freshly cut asparagus from the garden or farmer’s market.

Keep in mind that the best way to store your asparagus and keep it fresh until you can use it, is standing in a container so that the ends are in water.


  • approx. 3 cups of asparagus
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups of low fat milk
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 tsp of butter
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste


Start by washing the asparagus.

Next, remove the hard ends of the stems.  I find that the easiest way to do this is to simply break the ends off. Instead of guessing where to cut the ends, the stems should snap easily where it is too hard and tough to eat. 

Easy Asparagus Soup

I really like Vegetable Better Than Bullion for my recipes, but you can use whatever you like for bullion.

Slice or mince your garlic cloves.

Combine the broth, asparagus, and garlic in a pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes.

Easy Asparagus Soup

Carefully blend asparagus, broth, and garlic until smooth, using a blender or immersion blender.  (Be especially careful with hot liquids in a blender).

Easy Asparagus Soup

At this point, you want to make a roux.  Melt the butter in a pan and add in the flour, stirring until smooth.  (Be careful not to overcook or burn).

Gradually add in the milk, stirring with a whisk until thoroughly blended.

Add the pureed asparagus and nutmeg. Bring to a simmer, then remove from heat.

Easy Asparagus Soup

Add sea salt and black pepper to taste.

This is not a thick soup, so you may want to tinker with the recipe if you want a thicker version.


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  • Josephine
    May 10, 2020

    I’ve gotta be honest here; I’m not a veggie fan. However, you made this look pretty delicious! I can’t promise that I’d eat it; but I would try it! 🙂

  • Ashley
    May 11, 2020

    Ive never heard of this, its prob delish though ill have to give it a try

  • Katie
    May 12, 2020

    This looks yummy! Maybe my kids would actually enjoy this! Thanks for sharing.

  • Emily
    May 16, 2020

    This looks pretty good! I’m not an asparagus fan, but my hubby would love this. I think I’ll try it for him! Thanks!!

      June 23, 2020

      I will give this recipe a try, I love soup especially when its’ really hot!

  • Vanessa
    May 16, 2020

    My baby hates asparagus but I bet if I make it into a soup he’ll eat it. I’m going to try this today, thanks!!

  • Jen Van Haitsma
    June 21, 2020

    I’ve never had this but asparagus is one of my favorite veggies! And one of the only ones I can currently get the kids to eat LOL

  • Diana Ajih
    June 21, 2020

    This looks delicious and I bet it smells amazing. I definitely want to try this!

  • Tirralan
    June 22, 2020

    Asparagus has never been my favorite vegetable, but this dish looks amazing!

  • Nicole Hood
    June 23, 2020

    Wow! What a delicious creation! I love roasted asparagus so I know I will love this soup!

  • Jennifer Prince
    December 9, 2021

    Looks amazing! And I love that you used a vegetable base. As a vegetarian, I appreciate that so much!

  • jen schreiner
    December 9, 2021

    Love this soup seems so simple… and you turned it up a notch with better than bouillon. A staple in our house. YUM!!!

  • Heather Castillo
    December 9, 2021

    Why have I never tried asparagus soup before?! It looks and sounds delicious. And that color! OMG!

  • Cinny
    December 9, 2021

    I’ve started using my blender to make soups too. This would be one we’d love to try.

  • Beth Pierce
    December 10, 2021

    I love asparagus. I always stir fry it with meat or make a salad. But making an asparagus soup is new to me. This looks great and I’d love to try it

  • Iféoluwa
    December 10, 2021

    Love my greens! This is a great way to get my vegetable intake

  • Elise Ho
    December 14, 2021

    I absolutely love everything asparagus. I will definitely try this.