Instant Pot Creamy Asparagus Soup

Looking for an instant pot soup recipe? The best asparagus soup you’ll ever have is made in the pressure cooker! It’s creamy and flavorful.

Looking for an instant pot soup recipe? The best asparagus soup you'll ever have is made in the pressure cooker! It's creamy and flavorful.

I’m back with another Instant Pot recipe. This time it’s for a creamy asparagus soup that’s perfect for spring.

Asparagus soup is a delicious, healthy way to enjoy one of spring’s first fresh vegetables. But who wants to spend all day cooking it? With an Instant Pot, you can have creamy asparagus soup in about 30 minutes! This recipe is so easy and quick, you’ll want to make it all the time.

If you’re not familiar with the Instant Pot pressure cooker, it’s an electric pressure cooker that can do all sorts of things like pressure cook, steam, and slow cook. So if you’re looking for an easy way to make delicious soups, stews, or braised dishes, the Instant Pot is a great option. In this recipe, the asparagus cooks in the broth along with some garlic and onion until it’s soft. Then we blend it all up into a creamy soup.

Instant Pot soup recipes are all the rage right now. And for good reason! They’re quick, easy, and always delicious. This Instant Pot creamy asparagus soup is no exception. In just minutes, you can have a cozy bowl of soup that’s perfect for a winter meal. Top with some croutons or grilled cheese sandwiches for an extra-special touch.

The Instant Pot makes it easy to whip up this soup with little hands-on time. This delicious soup is loaded with tender asparagus and creamy goodness. The creaminess of the broth will have you wanting more!

It’s perfect for a quick weeknight meal, a comforting lunch or as an appetizer for a dinner party.

If you make this pressure cooker asparagus soup, and love its creamy flavor, let us know below!

Looking for an instant pot soup recipe? The best asparagus soup you'll ever have is made in the pressure cooker! It's creamy and flavorful.

How to Store Leftover Cream of Asparagus Soup

Transfer leftover soup into a sealable airtight container and refrigerate for up 3 days. Make sure the soup has cooled completely before storing it in the fridge. When ready to enjoy, just reheat over medium heat until warmed through.

Creamy asparagus soup can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Let the soup cool completely before pouring it into an airtight freezer-friendly container. Freeze in single servings or in family style containers, depending on your needs. When ready to enjoy, transfer the frozen soup to a saucepan and reheat until warmed through.

Looking for an instant pot soup recipe? The best asparagus soup you'll ever have is made in the pressure cooker! It's creamy and flavorful.

About the Equipment Needed to Make Instant Pot Soup

Instant Pot – I have the instant pot duo, so that is what I would recommend using, but any pressure cooker will work.

Food Processor or Blender – I have been using a Blendtec blender for almost 10 years now, and it is used on a constant basis. I only recently had to replace the wildside jar, but otherwise it powers through anything I throw at it still! An immersion blender is another great option.

Looking for an instant pot soup recipe? The best asparagus soup you'll ever have is made in the pressure cooker! It's creamy and flavorful.

About the Ingredients for Creamy Asparagus Soup

For a vegan variation of this creamy instant pot asparagus soup, substitute olive oil for butter and full-fat coconut milk for the heavy cream.

Butter – Unsalted butter is best so you can have full control over how much salt gets added. You can use salted butter if that is what you have on hand but be sure to taste test! You can substitute olive oil for the butter if you want a vegan asparagus soup.

Onion – If you don’t have yellow onion on hand white onion is fine or even 2-3 shallots.

Garlic – Fresh garlic adds a lot of flavor.

Broth – Use chicken stock or broth for the best flavor, but use vegetable broth if you want to make this vegan.

Asparagus – Cut off the tough ends of the asparagus. Make sure you get fresh asparagus for the best flavor. Reserve a few asparagus tips for garnish prior to cooking.

Seasoning – Salt, pepper, and a bay leaf are all the seasonings you need.

Cream – Heavy whipping cream is best here, if going vegan use full-fat coconut milk instead.

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Looking for an instant pot soup recipe? The best asparagus soup you'll ever have is made in the pressure cooker! It's creamy and flavorful.

How to Make Instant Pot Creamy Asparagus Soup

Serves: 4-6 | Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 10-11 minutes | Natural Release: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 small yellow onion, chopped
Salt and black pepper, to taste
3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
3 c. chicken or vegetable broth
2 lbs. asparagus, tough ends removed and cut into chunks
1 whole bay leaf
1 cup heavy cream

Directions:

Select the “Sauté” function on the Instant Pot® and add butter once hot. Add onion and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions develop a bit of color and soften, approximately 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for an additional minute.

Sauteeing veggies in an instant pot.

Pour in broth and deglaze the bottom of the pot, gently scraping up any brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon in the process. Turn unit off.

Add asparagus and bay leaf, and stir to combine. Add lid and lock into place. Position the vent to “Sealing” and set the “Manual” setting to 5 minutes.

When cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then manually release any remaining pressure. Remove lid and discard bay leaf.

To prevent curdling, temper the heavy cream by adding a small amount of the hot liquid to it before stirring it directly into the pot. Stir to combine.

Carefully transfer asparagus mixture to a food processor or high-powered blender and process until smooth. To serve, transfer hot or chilled soup to individual bowls and garnish with a few drops of heavy cream and a couple reserved asparagus tips, if desired. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Creamy Asparagus Soup
Yield: 4-6 Servings

Instant Pot Creamy Asparagus Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Looking for an instant pot soup recipe? The best asparagus soup you’ll ever have is made in the pressure cooker! It’s creamy and flavorful.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 c. chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 lbs. asparagus, tough ends removed and cut into chunks
  • 1 whole bay leaf
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Select the “Sauté” function on the Instant Pot® and add butter once hot. Add onion and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions develop a bit of color and soften, approximately 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for an additional minute.
  2. Pour in broth and deglaze the bottom of the pot, gently scraping up any brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon in the process. Turn unit off.
  3. Add asparagus and bay leaf, and stir to combine. Add lid and lock into place. Position the vent to “Sealing” and set the “Manual” setting to 5 minutes.
  4. When cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then manually release any remaining pressure. Remove lid and discard bay leaf.
  5. To prevent curdling, temper the heavy cream by adding a small amount of the hot liquid to it before stirring it directly into the pot. Stir to combine.
  6. Carefully transfer asparagus mixture to a food processor or high-powered blender and process until smooth. To serve, transfer hot or chilled soup to individual bowls and garnish with a few drops of heavy cream and a couple reserved asparagus tips, if desired. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 433Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 347mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 26g

This information is provided as a courtesy and for entertainment purposes only. This information comes from online calculators. Although rosemaryandmaple.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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Looking for an instant pot soup recipe? The best asparagus soup you'll ever have is made in the pressure cooker! It's creamy and flavorful.

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