Top view of a asparagus soup in a white bowl on a rustic background
Print Recipe
0 from 0 votes

No-Cream Asparagus Soup Recipe

Instead of cream, we have used vegetables like celery, leek tops, and potatoes to make a heartwarming soup. This immunity-boosting soup is also jam-packed with flavor. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Asparagus Soup
Appliance: Immersion blender
Servings: 5 people
Author: Paromita Datta


  • 10-12 stalks asparagus
  • 1 cup leek tops chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3-4 garlic pods minced
  • 1 medium russet potatoes diced
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • tbsp butter or olive oil plus a tsp
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • croutons optional


  • To make no-cream asparagus soup, prepare the asparagus. Cut the tips and keep aside. Chop up the rest of the asparagus, including the woody ends. 
  • To a large pan, melt the butter under medium heat. Alternatively, heat the olive oil. Add the chopped onion, celery, and garlic. Saute till the onion becomes soft and translucent. 
  • Add the potatoes, leek tops, and the asparagus. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes. 
  • Add the vegetable stock. Check the salt and add as per taste. Cover the pan and let it simmer. Allow the vegetables to cook until they soften. 
  • Meanwhile, prepare the celery tips. Add them to salted boiling water and let them simmer for 5 minutes till the tops soften. Alternatively, you can also steam them. 
    Aspargus being washed in a vessel under running water
  • In a pan melt a teaspoon of butter or an equivalent amount of olive oil. Saute the asparagus tops in the butter/oil. Keep aside the tops. 
  • Meanwhile, check if the soup vegetables have softened. Use an immersion blender to blend the vegetables into a smooth puree. Let the soup simmer for a couple of more minutes. Add pepper as per taste.
  • Serve the soup with asparagus toppings and croutons.


  • If you want a luxurious version, serve the soup with shaved parmesan cheese and fried bacon. 
  • For a vegan version, use olive oil instead of butter.