This creamless but still creamy soup is a great lunch or summer-night dinner on its own--but you can also spoon it over lump crabmeat, cooked shrimp or cubed tofu for a heftier meal. Source: EatingWell Magazine, June/July 2005

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  • Place broth, water, potato, shallot, garlic, thyme, savory (or marjoram) and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the potato is tender, about 8 minutes. Add asparagus, return to a simmer, and cook, covered, until the asparagus is tender, about 5 minutes more.

  • Meanwhile, cook prosciutto in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring, until crisp, about 5 minutes.

  • Pour the soup into a large blender or food processor (see Tip); puree until smooth, scraping down the sides if necessary. Season with pepper. Serve topped with the crisped prosciutto.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare the soup (Steps 1 & 3), cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Top with prosciutto just before serving.

Kitchen tip: Hot liquids can splatter out of a blender when it's turned on. To avoid this, remove the center piece of the lid. Loosely cover the hole with a folded kitchen towel and turn the blender on. Better airflow will keep the contents from spewing all over the kitchen.

Nutrition Facts

172 calories; 2.5 g total fat; 0.8 g saturated fat; 17 mg cholesterol; 1184 mg sodium. 549 mg potassium; 25.5 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 14.9 g protein; 1403 IU vitamin a iu; 30 mg vitamin c; 97 mcg folate; 60 mg calcium; 5 mg iron; 30 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
Amazing My bf will normally frown at asparagus but he loved it! Healthy and easy Pros: Easy tasty Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Super easy to prepare and very delicious!Filled me up too nice and hearty! Five stars for this one. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Try with some Potatoes I have been making a very similar soup for years but recently started adding a few pieces of potatoes for Asparagus Potato soup It has all the great asparagus flavor the potato adds some body and richness that is very nice. Read More