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Creamy Asparagus Soup

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Creamy Asparagus Soup
  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 6
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Enjoy this creamy soup made using asparagus and Progresso® chicken broth - perfect for dinner.

Ingredients

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 asparagus spears, drained
1
cup half-and-half

Directions

  • 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.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
120
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
(
Saturated Fat
8g
39%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
680mg
28%
Potassium
250mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
5g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
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 Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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