Creamy Asparagus Soup

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Creamy Asparagus Soup

The cream cheese gives this spring time asparagus soup the perfect flavoring and texture for a silky smooth soup

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  • 6 servings, about 1 cup each ServingsServings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1-1 1/2 lb. fresh asparagus spears, trimmed, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups fat-free reduced-sodium vegetable broth
  • 8 oz. (1 pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Preparation

Heat oil in large saucepan on medium heat. Add onions; cook 5 min., stirring occasionally.

Add asparagus and broth; stir. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 15 min. or until vegetables are very tender.

Blend asparagus mixture, in batches, in blender until smooth; return to saucepan. Add remaining ingredients; cook and stir on medium heat 2 to 3 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted, and soup is well blended and heated through.

Special Extra: 
Cook additional asparagus tips; use as a garnish for individual bowls of soup.

Nutrition Information Per Serving (ff reduced-sodium vegetable broth): 160 calories, 12g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 25mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate, 3g dietary fiber, 5g sugars, 5g protein, 25%DV vitamin A, 6%DV vitamin C, 8%DV calcium, 15%DV iron.