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White Asparagus and Ham Soup

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 4
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by: Ericka Sanchez
Updated Jul 20, 2017
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  • 10 ozs white asparagus, rinsed
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 slices ham, sliced in strips


  • 1
    Slice off any dried asparagus ends.
  • 2
    In a large saucepan over low-medium heat, combine chicken broth and asparagus. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Purée chicken broth with asparagus and run through a strainer.
  • 3
    In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Slowly whisk in flour until ingredients have incorporated.
  • 4
    Add the asparagus puree slowly while stirring to avoid forming any lumps. Add heavy cream, salt, and pepper.
  • 5
    Cook for 5 minutes and remove from heat. Serve in a bowl and top with strips of ham.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    You can add roasted Poblano pepper slices to the purée to make a spicy version.

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More About This Recipe

  • Coming up with quick and tasty dinner ideas can be a daunting task to add to your daily routine. In an effort to avoid the drive-thru, I decided to play with white asparagus and savory ham and came up with this creamy and filling soup. This asparagus and ham soup is easy to prepare and only takes about 25 minutes to make. It’s so creamy and warm, the kids won’t even know you’ve snuck in some veggies.
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