Creamy Asparagus Soup with Mushrooms and Gruyère Croûtes Recipe

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Sylvia Burton Modified: March 22, 2022
Creamy Asparagus Soup with Mushrooms and Gruyère Croûtes Recipe

How To Make Creamy Asparagus Soup with Mushrooms and Gruyère Croûtes

This asparagus soup is pureed into a smooth and light dish with sauteed mushroom and toasted cheese croutons for topping.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • tbspolive oil
  • 10ozshiitake mushrooms,stems removed and caps sliced thin, or ½ lb regular white mushrooms including the stems, sliced
  • tspsalt
  • ¼tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 1largeonion
  • 1qtwater
  • 1qtlow sodium chicken broth,canned, or homemade stock
  • cuplong grain rice
  • 2lbasparagus
  • 16slicesbaguette,(½ inch)
  • ¼lbgruyere

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over moderately high heat

  2. Add the mushrooms, ¼ teaspoon of the salt, and the pepper and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are golden.

  3. Remove the mushrooms from the pot and set them aside.

  4. Reduce the heat to moderately low and add another 1½ tablespoons of the oil to the pot.

  5. Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until translucent.

  6. Add the water, broth, rice, and the remaining 2 teaspoons of salt to the pot. Bring to a boil. Continue boiling for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  7. Add the asparagus. Cook for about 5 minutes until tender.

  8. In a blender or food processor, puree the soup until completely smooth. Return the soup to the pot and stir in the reserved mushrooms.

  9. Meanwhile, heat the broiler.

  10. Put the bread on a baking sheet and brush both sides of the bread with the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil.

  11. Broil the bread for about 2 minutes until brown. Turn and top with the Gruyère.

  12. Broil for about 2 minutes longer until the cheese melts.

  13. Reheat the soup if necessary. Serve topped with the Gruyère croûtes.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 543.12kcal
  • Fat: 34.18g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.14g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 19.66g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.57g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.96g
  • Fiber: 8.10g
  • Sugar: 9.80g
  • Protein: 24.56g
  • Cholesterol: 31.18mg
  • Sodium: 1845.65mg
  • Calcium: 390.42mg
  • Potassium: 1007.40mg
  • Iron: 7.49mg
  • Vitamin A: 163.06µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.48mg
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