Creamy Asparagus Bisque Recipe

I spent a lot of time in the kitchen last week. I’ve been having fun making some holiday goodies, and then on Friday I took dinner to a neighbor who has been having some health issues and can’t get around the house. It was a rather cold, gloomy day and I thought this Asparagus Bisque recipe would be just what the doctor ordered.

Asparagus Bisque Recipe is perfect when you're in the mood for soup

If you love asparagus, you will love this Asparagus Bisque recipe! You’ll definitely want to save this in your recipe box. If you aren’t a fan of asparagus, just move along. You probably won’t like this Asparagus Bisque recipe because it tastes like…well…you guessed it. Asparagus.

But first, a little public service announcement. Recipes on the back of your food containers are awesome! They’re usually tried and tested by professionals and are sure to please. I wish I could take credit for designing this recipe, but I actually got it from the back of the Kirkland Organic Chicken Stock container. So, thanks, Costco for the recipe.

One thing I absolutely love about this recipe is that it is sooo easy and relatively quick to make (as far as soups go). And I just love Asparagus! Did I say that already? LOL!

Once you are ready to purée, pour your mixture into your blender. I was sent the new Nutri Ninja BlendMAX DUO to try out. It has a huge 88 oz pitcher and can purée the entire soup in just one batch.

Nutri Ninja BlendMAX DUO

We’ve been Ninja users and lovers for a while. I bought our first Ninja Blender 5 years ago and it was still going strong when we received this new one. In fact, I used our Ninja several times a week when I was canning and making tons of jam and fruit leather this summer.

Back to the new Nutri Ninja BlendMAX DUO. One of the things that drew me to the new Nutri Ninja BlendMAX DUO was that it had the ability to take several kitchen appliances we currently use and combine them into one. (The picture above shows two bases just to illustrate how the machine works. It actually comes with one base and a blender pitcher as well as the Nutri Ninja cups.) I’m all about downsizing and this allowed me to get rid of two additional appliances.Nutri Ninja BlendMAX DUO

The Nutri Ninja BlendMAX DUO is equipped with Ninja’s advanced Auto-iQ™ Technology with One-Touch Intelligence with unique programs that deliver delicious smoothies, frozen drinks, purees, and nutrient-rich juices with zero guesswork. Each Auto-iQ program can switch between BOOST YES and NO with the Auto-iQ Boost™ option for the power to customize the texture of any recipe.

Asparagus Bisque recipe in the Nutri Ninja BlendMAX DUO

This is probably my favorite feature, and one that makes this one of the best blending, smoothie making options on the market. I just push the button that correlates with whatever I’m making and walk away to attend to whatever else I’m working on in the kitchen at the moment. When I come back the mixture is always perfectly blended or puréed or chopped.

(As a funny little side note, the Nutri Ninja BlendMAX DUO also provides a bit of comic relief as the perfect conversation interrupter. The kids think the blender is done and start to ask Mom a question. They get about 3 seconds into their question only to be interrupted by the blender starting again. Once again it stops and the kids think it is safe to proceed with their question only to be interrupted once again. This repeats until the blender is finally finished and everyone in the family is laughing. Thanks Auto-iQ™ program.)

Asparagus Bisque Recipe
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Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup leeks (leek preparation instruction below)
  • 3 lbs asparagus
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 qt chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup sherry
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp salt (plus salt to taste)

Instructions

  • Prepare the leeks by slicing off the root end and the green end, leaving only the white middle part. Discard all but the white middle part. Slice the leek in half long ways and rinse well under running water. Slice thinly.
  • Prepare the asparagus by removing tough ends and slicing into approximately 1-inch pieces.
  • Melt butter, in a large saucepan, over medium heat.
  • Add leeks and saute until soft, being careful not to brown the leeks.
  • Add the asparagus and pepper and saute about 4 more minutes.
  • Add in the flour and saute the mixture until the flour starts to bubble a bit.
  • Add in the sherry and let simmer until the asparagus is tender. This will take about 20 minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Transfer to your blender and puree. If you have a large capacity blender (like my 88 oz capacity Ninja blender) you can probably transfer this in one batch. If you have a standard blender, you'll need to transfer in two batches, which means you'll need to pour the pureed Asparagus soup to a clean pan.
  • Return pureed soup to heat.
  • Add cream and stir until just heated through. Don't boil, the cream might get stringy and curdled looking.
  • Serve immediately.
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Enjoy! If you do end up making this Asparagus Bisque, make sure you come back and let me know how you liked it!

Asparagus Bisque Recipe

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My name is Amy. I'm a mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. I'm an Air Force wife currently living in Bossier City, Louisiana. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for me to share parenting and product advice with others. I have a lot share, but I'm no loud mouth. My blog is my way to be heard. Come join me at Oh So Savvy Mom, learn about new products, pick up some parenting tips and tricks, and have a good time.

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