Discover the silky smooth texture of our Creamed Asparagus Soup. Leeks and cream cheese are the secret to our unforgettable Creamed Asparagus Soup.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
3 Tbsp. butter
1 leek, sliced
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 lb. fresh asparagus spears, each cut into thirds
1 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup water
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 cup PHILADELPHIA Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread
1/4 cup milk
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Let's Make It
Melt butter in medium saucepan on medium heat. Add leeks; cook 5 min. or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic; cook and stir 2 min. Add asparagus, broth and water; stir. Simmer on medium-low heat 5 min. or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Stir in pepper.
Mix cream cheese spread and milk until well blended.
Process asparagus mixture in food processor until smooth. Pour into 4 soup bowls. Add cream cheese mixture; swirl gently with spoon.
Garnish with additional cooked asparagus tips just before serving.
Serve with a mixed green salad and whole grain roll to round out the meal.
Trimming Fresh Asparagus
Asparagus spears snap off naturally where they are tough. Simply bend the spear near the bottom end and it will break off at the right point. Or, remove an inch or so of the "woody" portion off the bottom of the stalks with a sharp knife.
Substitute 4 cups small fresh broccoli florets for the asparagus.
Use a Blender
No food processor? Use a blender instead. Blend asparagus mixture, in batches, in blender until smooth, securing lid with your hand while blending. Or, use an immersion blender right in the saucepan.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 11g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.