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The Best Dairy-Free Asparagus Soup

  • Author: Chaunté Truelsen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes


Asparagus soup is bright and flavorful, as well as being gluten-free and dairy-free.



  • 2 lb of asparagus (approx. 1 bundle)
  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp of potato starch (optional, to use as thickener for soup)
  • 1.52 tbsp of olive oil (or more as needed)
  • 1/2 tsp each of garlic powder and onion powder, optional
  • 1 tsp of salt, or to taste
  • pepper to taste


  1. Cook the bacon on a baking sheet in the oven at 400 degrees F until golden brown and crispy (this takes me 15-20 minutes). Once it’s finished cooking, place the strips between paper towels on a plate to soak up the grease. Once cooled, chop and set aside to use as a topping for the soup later.
  2. While the bacon is cooking, wash the asparagus and cut off the rough ends. You can either toss these or save them for later use in a broth. Roughly chop the remainder of the asparagus.
  3. Add 1 tbsp of the bacon fat to a pot over medium heat, along with 1 1/2 – 2 tbsps of olive (or more as needed). Next, add the asparagus to the pot and season with 1/2 tsp of salt, plus the garlic and onion powder (if you are including them). Saute the asparagus, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the broth to the pot and bring to a boil. Then, reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until the asparagus is tender.
  5. Let the soup cool for a little and blend it in batches (be careful if the soup is still hot!). Process it until you get a smooth consistency. If you want to leave some asparagus whole for a more heart soup, only blend 1/2 of the asparagus. Add the soup back to the pot and bring to a boil.
  6. Combine the potato starch with 4 tsp of cold water until there are no lumps, then add to the soup once it is boiling. Stir for 1 minute, then remove from heat. Season with pepper to taste, and top with chopped bacon.

  • Category: Soups
  • Method: Stovetop

Keywords: asparagus soup