Basic Cream Of Vegetable Soup

Terrio13 avatar
from Lake Mills, WI

I was looking for a way to use up a bit of asparagus...I came upon this poor orphaned recipe so I tried it--and adopted it!

serves 4-6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top


  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, unsalted
  • 1 c
    onion, chopped
  • 1
    potato, peeled and diced
  • 2 c
  • 1.5 c
    vegetables, steamed
  • "just a pinch" of salt
  • "just a pinch" of pepper
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream

How To Make

  • 1
    In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat then add the chopped onion and cook until tender without browning. As you can see, I elected to add some mushrooms that needed to be used up!
  • 2
    Stir in diced potato and liquid. Bring to a boil and simmer until potato is tender.
  • 3
    Stir in your steamed vegetable of choice and return to a simmer.
  • 4
    Puree the soup in batches in a blender and return to saucepan; or use an immersion blender - Leave 1 cup of vegetables not pureed if a chunkier soup is preferred.
  • 5
    Season soup with salt and pepper and finish with heavy cream. Heat through and garnish as you like!
  • 6
    SUGGESTION: Carrots, broccoli, spinach or peas would all be great in this recipe!