Instant Pot Creamy Asparagus Soup Recipe

April 8, 2018Van
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Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 4 minutes

Serves: 6

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables so I love making this soup. It’s very simple, fast to put together and it’s absolutely delicious – the flavor of the asparagus really shines in this soup.  You could make a vegan version of this if you substituted vegetable broth for the chicken broth and use cashew cream instead of heavy cream.

Instant Pot Asparagus Soup Recipe

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Instant Pot Creamy Asparagus Soup Recipe

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 4 minutes
  • Serves: 6

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Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Fresh Asparagus
  • 2½ Cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 Tablespoons Salted Butter
  • 1 Large Shallot, minced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • Pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt or Flaked Sea Salt
  • ⅓ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream

Method

  • 1)

    Trim the top 2-3 inches of the asparagus stalks and set aside in a large bowl. Boil some water and pour it into the bowl with the asparagus tops, wait about 2 minutes and check if they are tender. Strain the asparagus and place into a bowl with ice water, this helps keep the color of the asparagus bright green – save these tops for serving.

    Cut the rest of the asparagus into ½ inch pieces – discard any of the bottom portions that are light in color or have a purple tint.

  • 2)

    Press Sauté (High Setting) on the Instant Pot and place 2 Tablespoons of Salted Butter into the pot. Once the butter has melted place 1 Minced Shallot, 2 Minced Garlic Cloves and sauté for about 3 minutes or until the shallots are soft and translucent.

  • 3)

    Add 2½ Cups of Chicken Broth and the asparagus pieces, ½ Teaspoon Kosher Salt and a Pinch of Cayenne Pepper. Seal the lid on the Instant Pot, switch the knob to Sealing and hit cancel to stop the Sauté mode and choose High Pressure / Manual for 4 Minutes. Once the timer is up, wait 10 minutes while it releases the pressure naturally then switch the knob to Venting.

  • 4)

    Add ⅓ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream, you can use an Immersion Blender and blend the soup directly in the pot, or carefully pour it into a blender and blend until the soup is completely smooth. Taste and season with more kosher salt if needed. Ladle into serving bowls, then top each bowl with the asparagus tops. Enjoy!

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