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Asparagus Cheese Soup

Thyme has a sweet, savory flavor that really enhances a variety of dishes, including this creamy soup. From Elizabeth Montgomery: Allston, MA. Recipe published in Taste of Home April/May 1998.

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes


  • 1/4 cup(s) butter
  • 1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) pepper
  • 6 cup(s) milk
  • 4 cup(s) cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces), cooked and drained or 2 10-ounce packages frozen cut asparagus, thawed
  • 3 cup(s) (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 teaspoon(s) minced fresh thyme or 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) ground nutmeg
  • Croutons and additional shredded cheddar cheese, optional


In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add asparagus and heat through. Add the cheese, thyme and nutmeg. Cook until cheese is melted, stirring frequently (do not boil). Garnish with croutons and additional cheese if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).

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