Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup water
1 yellow-fleshed potato, such as Yukon Gold (6 ounces), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried savory, or marjoram leaves
1/8 teaspoon salt
12 ounces asparagus, woody ends removed, sliced into 1-inch pieces
1 1/2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
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.
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.
172 calories;3 g fat(1 g sat); 5 g fiber; 25 g carbohydrates; 15 g protein; 97 mcg folate; 17 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1403 IU vitamin A; 30 mg vitamin C; 60 mg calcium; 5 mg iron; 1184 mg sodium; 549 mg potassium
Vitamin C (50% daily value), Iron (30% dv), Vitamin A (25% dv), Folate (22% dv).
My bf will normally frown at asparagus but he loved it! Healthy and easy
Pros: Easy, tasty
September 08, 2011
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 http://tiny.cc/hsbm6. It has all the great asparagus flavor, the potato adds some body and richness that is very nice.
February 08, 2010
By: EatingWell User
Super easy to prepare, and very delicious!Filled me up too, nice and hearty! Five stars for this one.