Easy Asparagus Recipes: Creamy Asparagus Soup With Prosciutto

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Finding easy asparagus recipes isn’t as difficult as you’d think. I have seen some truly amazing asparagus dishes with fancy sauces and multiple step recipes. As much as I would love to have one of these for dinner, it isn’t likely that I’ll be preparing them in my kitchen. I rarely have time for complicated recipes when it’s dinner time.  I want my recipes to be healthy and relatively quick to prepare.


Easy Asparagus Recipes

If you find yourself with leftover asparagus, you can easily add the leftovers to a vegetable soup, toss them in a quiche or an omelet or create a cream of asparagus soup. While there are many different easy asparagus recipes for soup, this is my favorite. You may also want to try my Easy Roasted Lemon Asparagus or my Easy Pickled Asparagus. If you have a little bit more time to spend, my Asparagus Tomato Parmesan Squares are a delicious appetizer. My Asparagus and Potato Frittata is a favorite spring recipe.

Easy Asparagus Recipes: Creamy Asparagus Soup With Prosciutto

Creamy Asparagus Soup With Prosciutto

Yields 4

Creamy Asparagus Soup With Prosciutto

While there are many different easy asparagus recipes for soup, this is my favorite.

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 pound fresh asparagus tips
  • 1 medium onion, chopped finely
  • 1 medium potato, chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 cup light whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup prosciutto, fried


  1. Remove the top 1" of the asparagus spear. Discard the tough bottom part and keep the middle.
  2. Saute onion in butter for 3 minutes.
  3. Add vegetable broth, asparagus tips and middles, potato and thyme.
  4. Cover and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 12 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool.
  7. Remove the asparagus tips and set them aside.
  8. Place half the soup at a time in the blender. Cover and blend on high for a few seconds or until it is smooth.
  9. Add the reserved asparagus tips, cream, and fried prosciutto and heat through.



1064 cal


89 g


55 g


20 g
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If you do not have prosciutto available, you can add bacon bits to the cream of asparagus soup recipe instead.  If you are looking for a vegetarian version of this recipe, you can simply not include the prosciutto at all. While I use a blender for my soup, you could also use a food processor.

How to Trim Asparagus

If you purchase asparagus from the grocery store and are wondering how to trim asparagus, let me explain. You simply hold the asparagus spear in your hand and snap it. It will snap off at exactly the correct spot. The end of the asparagus can be woody and fibrous and not all that great to eat. You certainly can eat it, but the other end is really much more tender. I’ve also had people ask “Do you have to peel asparagus?” No, you definitely don’t. If you want to eat more of the asparagus, you can trim the fibrous end to make it a bit more tender but it’s completely optional.

How to Boil Asparagus

Asparagus can be cooked in many different ways. If you’re wondering how to boil asparagus, you simply bring one inch of water to boil in a large skillet and drop the asparagus in, keeping it in a single layer. Then cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. I find it much easier to cook asparagus in a steamer pot.

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  1. Linda Ursin says
    I've never cooked with Asparagus, besides soup out of a bag. I might just give that one a go :)
    • Ellen Christian says
      I hope you do! It is one of my favorite spring recipes!
      • Linda Ursin says
        My own favorite is Nettle Soup, but it's a bit early for that here.
        • Ellen Christian says
          I've never tried nettles before.  I do make a quiche with fiddlehead ferms but it's too early here for those as well.  Thanks for the idea!
          • Linda Ursin says
            Nettles can be used much like Spinach :) And since they're everywhere, they're easy to get hold of.
  2. Minette Riordan says
    Yummy, this sounds delicious and I appreciate that it's gluten free. Sadly, no one in my little family of 4 likes asparagus but me so I normally just grill or steam it briefly. I might be able to convince them to try it since the do love prosciutto! I love to steam it lightly, then put in an ice bath to stop it from getting mushy, drain it, toss it with some cherry tomatoes, red onion and splash a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top. Makes a great summer salad to take to a bbq or dinner party.
  3. Maria Briggs says
    Ooooh I love asparagus! I've actually been looking for a soup to make, and this one sounds perfect. Besides it has prosciutto in it! Yum!
  4. This recipe makes me wish I wasn't allergic to asaparagus. It looks yummy!
  5. Krystle(Baking Beauty) says
    I've never tried asparagus! This looks like a great way to have it for the first time! Thanks for including vegetarian options! :)
  6. we love asparagus! Especially wrapped in bacon and broiled. YUM!
  7. What a great way to use Asparagus! I really want to try this - adding the prosciutto is such a great idea!
  8. Not sure why this sounds good to me, but it does. I don't mind Asparagus but it isn't something i usually CRAVE! Looks great.
  9. Dawn Lopez says
    Yum! What a unique idea for a Spring soup! ;)
  10. Tiffany Cruz says
    I want to try a bowl of this.
  11. So excited to try this! I love asparagus but never really know what to do with them :)
  12. Scarlet Paolicchi says
    This looks really tasty! I've never tried asparagus soup, but it would be a great addition to my standard soup collection. I've added this to my StumbleUpon. :)

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