Creamy Asparagus-Potato Soup


In this fast asparagus soup recipe, potato adds creaminess without adding cream. Double or triple this soup and freeze the leftovers for a quick lunch.

Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil plus 1 1/2 tablespoons, divided

  • 1 medium shallot, chopped

  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth or chicken broth

  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 cup diced peeled potato

  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish, or to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup whole-wheat country bread cubes (1/4 inch)

  • Sliced scallion greens for garnish


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add broth, asparagus, potato, horseradish and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Puree with an immersion blender or in a regular blender. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.)

  2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, add bread cubes and cook, stirring, until browned and crispy, 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Serve the soup topped with the croutons and scallions, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

190 Calories
10g Fat
22g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 cup soup & about 2 Tbsp. croutons
Calories 190
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 4g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Vitamin A 1122IU 22%
Vitamin C 12mg 13%
Folate 170mcg 43%
Sodium 347mg 15%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 2mg 10%
Magnesium 36mg 9%
Potassium 429mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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