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Instant Pot Asparagus Soup With Potato

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Our Instant Pot Asparagus Soup with Potato is a breeze to make and packed with wholesome goodness. This simple recipe combines the crisp freshness of asparagus with the hearty goodness of potatoes, all cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot.

Get ready to enjoy a delicious, creamy asparagus soup that’s as easy to make as it is satisfying. Let’s dive into the simplicity and flavor of this Instant Pot creation!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Healthful and Hearty: Packed with nutrients, this vegan soup doesn’t compromise on flavor.
  • Efficient Cooking: The Instant Pot cuts cooking time without sacrificing soup’s depth of taste.
  • Seasonal Delight: A perfect way to enjoy fresh asparagus during its peak season.

Recipe Ingredients

Here are the ingredients needed for your cream of asparagus soup Instant Pot recipe:

  • Olive Oil: Used for sautéing, it adds a rich, fruity note and helps bring out the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • Fresh Asparagus: The star ingredient, asparagus gives the soup a unique, slightly grassy flavor.
  • White Onion: Adds a sweet, slightly sharp flavor that complements the asparagus.
  • Garlic Cloves: Gives the soup a warm, savory depth of flavor.
  • Vegetable Stock or Vegetable Broth: Adds a savory richness and forms the liquid base of the soup.
  • Starchy Potatoes: Helps to thicken the soup and adds a creamy texture when blended.
  • Bay Leaf: Infuses the soup with a subtle, earthy flavor.
  • Salt & Black Pepper: Enhance the overall flavor of the soup.

Step Two: Saute Vegetables

Set your Instant Pot to sauté setting and add your olive oil. Add potatoes, onions and chopped asparagus spears to the pot. Add garlic cloves and saute for two minutes.

Step Three: Add Vegetable Stock

Turn off the sauté function and add the vegetable broth and bay leaf.

Stir and scrape the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon to ensure no pieces of garlic, onion or asparagus are stuck to the bottom of the inner pot.

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Step Four: Pressure Cook Asparagus Soup

Close the Instant Pot Lid. Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook or manual setting and cook your soup for 15 minutes under high pressure.

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Step Six: Naturally Release Asparagus Soup

Once the pressure cooking time has been completed, allow the pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes then quickly release the remaining pressure.

A quick release could result in the liquid spewing out the vent. So it is better to perform a natural release.

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Step Seven: Blend Asparagus Soup

Once all the pressure has been released, open the Instant Pot lid and remove the bay leaf.

Transfer the soup mixture to a blender or food processor and blend into a nice creamy texture.

Alternatively, you can use an immersion blender and blend the asparagus soup directly in the Instant Pot. This is a quick, easy and less messy way to blend your asparagus soup.

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Step Eight: Season and Serve

Season your Instant Pot Asparagus Soup. Add salt and pepper and garnish with fresh herbs.

There you have it, a fresh-tasting, healthy vegan asparagus soup recipe that the whole family can enjoy!

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Cooking Tips

  1. Quick Release for Freshness: Use the quick release method to preserve the vibrant color and delicate flavor of asparagus.
  2. Add Dairy After Cooking: Stir in milk, cream, or cheese after pressure cooking to avoid curdling. Use the “Sauté” function for a smooth, creamy finish.

Variations and Substitutions

Here are some possible substitutions or variations for this creamy soup recipe:

  • To Make Your Asparagus Soup More Creamy: If you’re looking for a creamier soup, you can add in some full-fat coconut milk, heavy cream or sour cream.
  • Using Chicken Broth: You can substitute vegetable broth for chicken broth or chicken stock for a richer, meatier flavor.
  • Add More Vegetables: For extra nutritional goodness, you can also add some chopped carrots, cauliflower or zucchini to your asparagus soup.
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What to Serve With This Recipe?

Asparagus soup is a versatile dish that pairs well with many different foods. Some delicious options include crusty bread, a crusty baguette, grilled cheese sandwiches, or salad.

You can also try pairing it with roasted vegetables or kumara fries for a heartier meal. And don’t forget to serve your soup warm or cold – either way, will taste great!

This asparagus soup Instant Pot recipe pairs well with poached egg, salmon or Turkey wrapped asparagus. It is an ideal lunch or dinner option that is both nutritious and satisfying.

Storage And Reheating Instructions

  • Fridge: If you have leftovers, you can store your delicious soup in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • Freeze: you can freeze cream of asparagus soup for up to 3 months. Simply let your soup cool to room temperature, then transfer it to an airtight freezer-safe container or freezer bag.
  • Reheat: When you are ready to serve it again, simply thaw the soup in the refrigerator overnight and reheat it over low heat on the stove.
  • Label and Date Your Soup: Don’t forget to label your soup for future reference. This is a fantastic recipe if you’re wanting to make a large batch of soup or if you’re interested in making enough soup to last a few meals. 

FAQ’s

Can You Serve Asparagus Soup Cold?

Yes, you can eat asparagus soup cold! This makes for a great, refreshing lunch or snack on a hot summer day.
Simply store the cooled leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and enjoy at your leisure.

Is Asparagus Soup Good for You?

Yes, asparagus is low in nutrition calories and high in nutrients, making it an ideal choice for a healthy diet!

Why Make Cream of Asparagus Soup With Potatoes?

Adding potatoes to this soup cuisine allows this recipe to remain vegan and be creamy at the same time. So you could actually call this both Vegan asparagus soup or vegan-friendly asparagus and potato soup.

How Many Carbs in Asparagus Soup?

One cup of Instant Pot Asparagus soup comes out to 15g of carbs, which is in line with most low-carb diets. It fits the criteria to be called a Keto cream of asparagus soup.

What Herbs Go With Asparagus Soup?

Some good herbs to use with asparagus soup include tarragon, parsley, chives, and dill.

You can also try adding a little bit of lemon juice or lemon zest for a bright, refreshing flavor.

And don’t forget about spices like cumin and smoked paprika for extra flavor complexity!

Best Blender for Blending Soup

When blending soups you want to be sure to use a high-powered blender or a good-quality immersion blender. A lower-quality blender could overheat or burn out when blending large amounts of hot liquid.

Some good options for blenders include the Vitamix, Ninja, and Cuisinart models. These blenders are all powerful enough to blend even the thickest soups with ease.

Asparagus Soup

Instant Pot Asparagus Soup With Potatoes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Instant Pot Asparagus Soup is a good companion on a cold winter's day.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Fresh Asparagus, (woody ends removed, chopped into 3″ pieces)
  • 1 White Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 4 Cups Vegetable Stock or Vegetable Broth
  • 2 Starchy Potatoes (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Salt & Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop your potatoes and onion. Remove the woody ends from your asparagus spears. Be sure to leave the asparagus tips and chop each asparagus spear into thirds.
  2. Set your Instant Pot to sauté setting and add your olive oil. Add potatoes, onions and chopped asparagus spears to the pot. Add garlic cloves and saute for two minutes.
  3. Turn off the sauté function and add the vegetable broth and bay leaf.
  4. Stir and scrape the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon to ensure no pieces of garlic, onion or asparagus are stuck to the bottom of the inner pot.
  5. Close the Instant Pot Lid. Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook or manual setting and cook your soup for 15 minutes under high pressure.
  6. Once the pressure cooking time has been completed, allow the pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes then quickly release the remaining pressure.
  7. A quick release could result in the liquid spewing out the vent. So it is better to perform a natural release.
  8. Once all the pressure has been released, open the Instant Pot lid and remove the bay leaf.
  9. Transfer the soup mixture to a blender or food processor and blend into a nice creamy texture.
  10. Alternatively, you can use an immersion blender and blend the asparagus soup directly in the Instant Pot. This is a quick, easy and less messy way to blend your asparagus soup.
  11. Season your Instant Pot Asparagus Soup. Add salt and pepper and garnish with fresh herbs.

Notes

  1. Quick Release for Freshness: Use the quick release method to preserve the vibrant color and delicate flavor of asparagus.
  2. Add Dairy After Cooking: Stir in milk, cream, or cheese after pressure cooking to avoid curdling. Use the "Sauté" function for a smooth, creamy finish.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 766mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 6g

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2 Comments

  1. I appreciate you being able to give us bariatric friendly recipes. This sounds absolutely fantastic. I can’t wait to try it. Have you tried the instant pot is blender yet? I’d love for you to come up with some recipes for that too.

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