Cream of Roasted Asparagus Soup

This cream of roasted asparagus soup is perfect for cool weather…

Cream of Roasted Asparagus Soup by Nutmeg Nanny {Made in the #Vitamix!}

I’m still having a love affair with my Vitamix. Good lord someone save me! I have also been having a love affair with asparagus. It’s my favorite vegetable and was on sale last week, score! I only paid $1.49 a pound! I cannot resist a good sale so I picked up 5 pounds. Maybe a little overkill but it gave me a good excuse to try a few new asparagus recipes. 

Cream of Roasted Asparagus Soup by Nutmeg Nanny {Made in the #Vitamix!}

I had never made asparagus soup before but I knew I wanted to give it a try. Plus I’m always looking for a reason to use my Vitamix. It makes super smooth soups. Like velvet! I should point out that I’m not being paid to say this. Vitamix does not know me and I doubt they have ever even heard of me. I just really really really love this damn thing.

I’m just a girl, standing in front of her Vitamix, asking it to love her. Ok, so that was probably overkill. I just quoted Notting Hill. What is wrong with me today?

Cream of Roasted Asparagus Soup by Nutmeg Nanny {Made in the #Vitamix!}

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Cream of Roasted Asparagus Soup

Yield: 4 1/2 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

1-1/2 pound asparagus, ends trimmed
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
1-1/2 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup heavy cream or half & half (Also works well with unsweetened coconut or almond milk)

Slightly adapted from Vitamix

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Add asparagus to a high sided sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Roast until the stalks are soft but not mushy, about 12 minutes.

Add asparagus stalks to a high powered blender (I used my Vitamix) and pour in chicken stock. Start on the lowest speed and work your way up to the top speed. Blend until smooth and hot, about 6 minutes.

Lower speed and add in heavy cream or half & half. Blend for 30 seconds just to incorporate the dairy.

Pour and enjoy! I drizzled mine with a little sour cream and a few reserved asparagus stalks.

*Note* If you do not have a high powdered blender such as a Vitamix you can still make this soup on the stovetop. Puree roasted asparagus and chicken stock in a regular blender or food processor. Add to a pot and heat until warmed over medium heat. Add cream, heat and enjoy!

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43 Responses to “Cream of Roasted Asparagus Soup”

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    Miriam @ Overtimecook — April 8, 2013 at 8:09 am

    This soup is absolutely gorgeous! Also….it’s your fault that now I *need* a vitamix!

    • Brandy replied: — April 12th, 2013 @ 4:06 pm

      I’m telling you. My life was changed when I brought that baby home :)

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    Tracey — April 8, 2013 at 8:58 am

    That is a score for asparagus! I get excited when it’s $1.99 :) The soup is gorgeous, such a lovely green color!

    • Brandy replied: — April 12th, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

      I get excited when it’s $1.99 too! It makes me really sad when I see it priced over $4 a pound :(

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    Gina — April 8, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Asparagus is by far my most favorite part of spring! I happen to have 1/2 a carton of half and half left over from Easter brunch and of course my produce drawer is stocked with asparagus right now sooooo this is happening. ps- I feel the same way about my vitamix. It’s ok. there’s probably a support group we can join or something..

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — April 8, 2013 at 11:43 am

    yes!! love creamy asparagus soup!!!

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    carrian — April 8, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    I love how a good blender can change everything. Suddenly you find yourself making everything in it and obviously it turns out wonderful at your house.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — April 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Love that swirl! I’ve *gasp* never had asparagus but I’m positive my hubs would eat this.

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — April 8, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    I have never had asparagus soup but I love asparagus. I’m sure I’d love this. It is so pretty!

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    Kristen — April 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I’ve never tried asparagus soup – it sure is pretty! I love asparagus so I imagine I’d love this too!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — April 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous soup! I don’t think I’ve ever had asparagus soup but I am in love with asparagus, and I can only imagine how glorious this is. Must make!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — April 8, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I am so ready for asparagus season!! This looks heavenly!!

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    Joanne — April 8, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Paying $1.49/pound for asparagus would probably drive me to quote Notting Hill also! Wow, what a deal. This soup looks creamy dreamy.

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    Caroline — April 8, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    This is so gorgeous! I’m in love with your photos! I’ve got a blender that I’d love to throw out the door…but I’m still going to make this!

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — April 8, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Such a pretty color and I love the beautiful swirl.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — April 8, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I love my blender!! I just got it for Christmas, and it is the best thing to happen in a long time!! What a gorgeous soup!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 8, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    I wish I could have a love affair with asparagus. I do love it. And my Vita, too. But my love affairs are generally with chocolate and peanut butter. lol

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    Cookin Canuck — April 9, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Oh, how I adore anything with asparagus right now. What a pretty soup!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — April 9, 2013 at 1:58 am

    I need a Vitamix STAT so I can make this creamy wonderful soup!

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    Katrin - therawfoodsisters.com — April 9, 2013 at 4:56 am

    Looks and sounds delicious! Have to try to make a raw version of it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Jen — April 9, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I love asparagus soup, it’s my absolute favourite! And this looks delicious and creamy!

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    Erica — April 9, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    mmm asparagus soup is so good! My mom can’t eat it because of the color, but its never bothered me! Yours is beautiful!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — April 9, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Ben and (or more specifically) I have been on a serious asparagus kick! I have two bunches in the fridge. This is definitely on the list!!

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    Reeni — April 10, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    How positively luscious! Never thought I’d describe asparagus that way but I can see how silky and out of this world delicious it is!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — April 11, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Asparagus grows wild near my house. For about 2 to 3 weeks during the spring we eat it every day. I will have to try this soup, it sounds amazing!

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    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — April 11, 2013 at 1:13 am

    GORGEOUS….gimme!

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — April 11, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I have been crazy about asparagus lately! So glad to have it back. Loving this beautiful soup.

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    Katrina — April 11, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Yum! I have recently decided asparagus is my favorite at-least springtime veggie. I would love this!

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — April 11, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    I bet this is fantastic! I Love asparagus!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — April 13, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I could not live without my Vitamix and this is one of the very reasons. I just made asparagus soup a few days ago and it was like velvet. This version looks wonderful.

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    Meghan — April 13, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Total score on the asparagus. I usually just roast it, but this soup is gorgeous & I think I have to give it a try!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — April 13, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I don’t own a Vitamix but I do feel similarly about my high speed blender! There have been lots of purees, soups and smoothies these days.

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    katie — April 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    yum! I love cream of asparagus soup! I would also have a love affair with my blender if I had such a beauty! ;)

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    rebecca — April 16, 2013 at 9:18 am

    this looks so good perfect for spring

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    Jessica - The Novice Chef — April 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Wowza! I just love that color!

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    Keeley @ My Life on a Plate — April 25, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    I, too, am obsessed with my Vitamix. And I pass farms full of asparagus on my way home from work. Guess what I’ll be trying next week? :)

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    foodienewz — June 29, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Your food photos are amazing.

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