Asparagus soup

Asparagus soup

30 min
A bowl of hot soup is just the perfect comfort food! Our recipe for asparagus soup with cream will warm you right up from the inside out. It is quick and easy to prepare but its velvety texture and delicate flavours are sure to keep you coming back for more and leave you smiling. With its few ingredients and irresistible creaminess, it is a starter, lunch, or dinner idea you do not want to miss.


  • Blend the pieces of steamed white asparagus with ¼ litre of vegetable broth for about 1 minute or until the mixture is even.
  • Melt butter at high heat in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Make sure it does not begin to brown.
  • Add flour to the melted butter as you whisk. Now, add ½ litre of vegetable broth little by little as you continue whisking. Then add the asparagus purée.
  • Stir in the cream and bring it to a boil as you stir. Let it boil at low heat for approx. 5 minutes with the lid on.
  • Add salt and pepper and season the cream of asparagus soup to taste.

This soup should have a thick and creamy consistency. If you would like to thicken it, you can make more roux by combining flour with melted butter in a separate saucepan.


After the roux mixture has become even in texture, temper it with a couple of ladles of the hot asparagus soup as you continue to stir. Add the roux to the soup and it to a boil once more to thicken it.

Questions about asparagus soup

With our recipe, you can add a deliciously creamy asparagus soup to your dinner rotation. Read more about the easy and irresistible dish below.

How to make asparagus soup?
A bowl of cream of asparagus soup is a great way to end a day or start an indulgent dinner menu using it as a starter, and it is quite easy. Make a purée by blending steamed white asparagus with vegetable broth, then make a roux by combining melted butter and flour. Add the remaining broth to the roux before adding the purée. Stir in the cream and season to taste. Serve it immediately with a bit of bread or chill it to serve it cold.
How to thicken asparagus soup?
To thicken a cream of asparagus soup, simply add more roux. Roux is used for thickening soups and sauces and is made by combing equal parts butter and flour. Add wheat flour to melted butter as you stir it. When the roux has properly combined, add some of the hot soup to ensure similar temperatures before transferring the roux to the soup to thicken it.
Can you freeze asparagus soup?
Yes, you can freeze cream of asparagus soup for up to 6 months. Make sure to let the soup cool before transferring it to portion-sized airtight containers for ease. Also, leave room for the liquid to expand slightly as it freezes. If you are planning on freezing the entire batch, leaving out the cream before freezing and adding it after slowly reheating it will eliminate the risk of it splitting upon being thawed.
What to serve with asparagus soup?
In this white asparagus soup recipe, we suggest serving it with a couple of slices of wholemeal bread to round off the meal. Other types of bread also taste wonderful with this scrumptious soup. It also lends itself well to a selection of different toppings. Try it with fresh herbs and crunchy options like bacon or homemade croutons.


Asparagus soup:
Steamed white asparagus in small pieces
250 g
Vegetable broth
¼ l
10 g
Wheat flour
2 tsp
Vegetable broth
½ l
Double cream
100 ml
Coarse salt
¾ tsp
Freshly churned pepper
Served with:
Wholemeal bread

Velvety white asparagus soup with cream

White asparagus is wildly popular across Europe, especially in Germany, where festivals are held in the vegetable's honour during what is called Spargelsaison, that is, asparagus season. It is a long-awaited season for foodies and asparagus lovers alike who cannot wait to make all sorts of recipes with this delicious green or white vegetable.

Once steamed, this sweet and tender white vegetable, which showcases only a hint of bitterness in its flavour profile, is perfect in a scrumptious cream of asparagus soup such as this one. By adding cream, it gets a deliciously rich flavour and a silky mouthfeel as well as a thicker consistency. So when you are craving something velvety, creamy, and mild yet flavourful, try out our recipe for asparagus soup with cream and meet your new favourite soup.

Mild and delicate white asparagus

Because it truly is all about the white asparagus taking centre stage in this recipe, you do not need many ingredients. The vegetable has quite a mild flavour and may as such be overpowered by the addition of more potent ingredients. The cream, salt, and pepper, though, help accentuate its delicate earthy and nutty flavours to create a flavourful soup, also with the addition of savoury vegetable broth.

Serve with flavourful bread like our wholemeal bread or use our recipe for sourdough bread to bake a loaf with a delightfully crispy crust and a slight acidity that goes with the mild cream of asparagus soup.

Delicious creamy asparagus soup for all occasions

This soup is perfect for busy weeknights and special occasions alike. If you are cooking for a large gathering of people, you can easily double or triple our recipe to make a bigger batch of this delightful dish. Use it in smaller portions as a starter or serve it as the main dish with bread on the side.

As it may be enjoyed hot or chilled, the cold asparagus soup may even be served directly from the refrigerator, meaning you can prepare it in advance to make it easier both on busy weekdays and for dinners with guests. The delicate flavour of the white asparagus may even seem more pronounced when served chilled.

Experiment with crunchy and savoury toppings

A simple cream of asparagus soup can be elevated with a vast array of delicious homemade toppings. If you happen to have some leftover white bread on hand, use it to make crunchy croutons that may be flavoured with different herbs and spices. Simply cut in cubes, drizzle with oil, and bake in the oven until golden and slightly crunchy.

You can also use herbs like dill and chives to add a bit of freshness to this cream of asparagus soup. In addition, their green colouring looks beautiful against the pearly white colour. Its mild flavour also lends itself well to saltier toppings like crumbled crispy bacon or freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Add chicken for another delicious variant

You can easily add meat to your soup. The best meat for soup may just be a tender chicken breast that has been pulled apart – combining asparagus soup with chicken gives you a more umami-packed version.

To enhance this umami flavour and add more saltiness to your chicken asparagus soup, you can use chicken broth rather than the suggested vegetable broth as this is much richer in flavour. You might want to add a bit less salt for a start as chicken broth is often a bit saltier than vegetable broth.