Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder

May 8, 2013Teresa

2013 – Gluten Free Living

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder is heavenly. This lovely soup is filled with fresh asparagus, mushrooms, carrots, red potatoes, leeks, corn, peas and colorful bell peppers. It’s made creamy with half-and-half and seasoned to perfection with thyme, marjoram and rosemary. It’s one of those spectacular stick-to-the-rib meals that’s completely filling and satisfying.

I’m always trying to find wholesome, healthy and gluten free recipes to make. Soups and chowders make such tremendous comfort food during the cold, bleary winter months. They’re hearty and basically a one-dish meal. Add a little of your favorite bread and you’re totally good to go! The nice thing about this recipe is can be made in about 30 minutes! Yes, you heard that right. 30-M-I-N-U-T-E-S!!!

When I initially published this recipe in August 2013, I was doing my best to keep the recipe vegan and used mashed potatoes to thicken the soup. The recipe was okay, but not as terrific as I’d hoped. I decided to make wholesale changes to the recipe when I remade it for lunch with a friend (February 2018). This time I didn’t even attempt to keep the recipe vegan. I added more veggies to add crunch, texture, flavor and color. I also increased the seasonings to use my favorites of rosemary, thyme and marjoram.

I also made a sauce with half-and-half that I added to the soup to finish it off. This soup went from “just okay,” to “off the charts!” It was so scrumptious made that way. I left some of it with a friend I had lunch with a few weeks ago. She ended up having plenty of soup for lunches at work that week since I also left off some Southwest Chicken Chowder. The rest of this delicious soup my husband and I polished off in short order. 🙂

If you’re looking for a 30-minute comfort food meal, then look no farther than this fantastic Asparagus Mushroom Chowder. You’ll find this chowder as heavenly as we did. And, I won’t be a bit surprised if it ends up on your monthly family menu list. 🙂

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder is a tasty and delicious soup that’s perfect as a one-dish meal with some of your favorite bread.

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

This amazing 30-minute meal is great for weeknight dinners.

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder is a great recipe for using up garden produce–especially if you have a bumper crop of asparagus. Mushrooms, garlic, onions, fresh thyme and parsley provide great flavor.

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

This tasty soup is good for whatever ails ya!

Here’s what I did.

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

I used these ingredients.

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

Pour olive oil into a large skillet. Add bell peppers, onions and leeks. Saute about 3-5 minutes.

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

Add carrot, celery, mushrooms, asparagus and red potatoes.

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

Add broth. Stir to combine and continue sautéing.

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

Stir ingredients to combine. Continue sauteing about 10 minutes.

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

Meanwhile, begin making sauce. Melt butter in a Dutch oven or large sauce pan over low heat. Add gluten free flour.

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

Whisk ingredients to combine. Then begin adding half-and-half about 1/4 cup at a time whisking until the cream is fully incorporated.

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

Add sea salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme and marjoram. 

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

Continue cooking sauce over low heat until sauce thickens. Turn off heat and set aside.

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

After saueting other veggies, add corn and peas and saute an additional 5 minutes until veggies are tender.

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

Pour sauce mixture into the Dutch oven with asparagus soup ingredients. Stir to combine.

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

Heat through and serve! Garnish with fresh thyme leaves, if desired.

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

Every bite of Asparagus Mushroom Chowder will have you drooling!

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

Serve with cheesy crackers or gluten free bread if desired. 

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

This soup turned out so well. The flavors were amazing, making this a very hearty, filling and satisfying one-dish meal.

Here’s the recipe.

ASPARAGUS AND MUSHROOM CHOWDER

(my own concoction)

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This amazing chowder is filled with fresh asparagus, mushrooms, red potatoes, carrots, bell peppers, peas & corn. It's so hearty & satisfying. This soup can be made in 30 minutes, so it's perfect for weeknight meals when you're short on time. Gluten free.
Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in Dutch oven.
  2. Add leek, onions, bell peppers and garlic and sauté over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms, carrots, asparagus, red potatoes and chicken broth.
  4. Continue cooking until vegetables are tender—about 10 minutes.
  5. Add peas and corn and heat through for about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt butter.
  7. Whisk in GF flour.
  8. Slowly stir in half and half.
  9. Add seasonings.
  10. Cook just long enough to thicken sauce.
  11. Add cream sauce to veggies in Dutch oven.
  12. Heat through.
  13. Remove from heat and serve.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I purchased three bundles of asparagus. I used the top 1 ½ inches of all the asparagus, plus the stalks of one bunch asparagus. I discarded the rest of the stalk.

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[b]Asparagus Mushroom Chowder[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Soups, Stews & Chowders
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Serves: 10
Savory and tasty soup recipe that’s creamy without using milk or cream. This one uses mashed potatoes instead! Gluten free and easily vegan by using olive oil and vegetable broth.
Ingredients
  • 2 large bundles fresh asparagus, washed, cut in 1” pieces, leaving and discarding the last 3 or 4 inches of asparagus stalk
  • 8-oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 3 large potatoes, cooked, drained, and mashed
  • 6-oz. matchsticks carrots
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 heaping tablespoon minced garlic from a jar
  • 32-oz. chicken broth (or use vegetable broth if vegan)
  • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. parsley
  • 1 stick butter (or substitute olive, canola or coconut oil if vegan)
Instructions
  1. Melt butter over medium heat in a large Dutch oven or stock pot. (If vegan use olive or coconut oil).
  2. Add onions, mushrooms, garlic, carrots, celery, and asparagus and sauté for about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Add salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and parsley and stir to combine.
  4. Add chicken broth (or vegetable broth).
  5. Then add fresh thyme leaves.
  6. Cover and cook about 15 minutes or until veggies are cooked through.
  7. Meanwhile, pare and cube potatoes.
  8. Bring to a boil over high heat and boil until soft – about 10 minutes.
  9. Drain potatoes and mash with a potato masher.
  10. Stir mashed potatoes into the asparagus mixture and combine.
  11. Heat through.
  12. Season with more salt and pepper if desired.
Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder is healthy, gluten free and clean.

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

I like eating this soup for lunches during the week, but it is also great as a main dish.

Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms

Give Asparagus Mushroom Chowder a try the next time you need a quick weeknight supper!

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Print Recipe
Asparagus Mushroom Chowder BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This amazing chowder is filled with fresh asparagus, mushrooms, red potatoes, carrots, bell peppers, peas & corn. It's so hearty & satisfying. This soup can be made in 30 minutes, so it's perfect for weeknight meals when you're short on time. Gluten free.
Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Asparagus Mushroom Chowder | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy & delicious 30-minute #soup recipe is fantastic. It's perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Plus, it's heavenly comfort food on cold winter days. #asparagus #corn #glutenfree #peas #mushrooms
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in Dutch oven.
  2. Add leek, onions, bell peppers and garlic and sauté over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms, carrots, asparagus, red potatoes and chicken broth.
  4. Continue cooking until vegetables are tender—about 10 minutes.
  5. Add peas and corn and heat through for about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt butter.
  7. Whisk in GF flour.
  8. Slowly stir in half and half.
  9. Add seasonings.
  10. Cook just long enough to thicken sauce.
  11. Add cream sauce to veggies in Dutch oven.
  12. Heat through.
  13. Remove from heat and serve.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I purchased three bundles of asparagus. I used the top 1 ½ inches of all the asparagus, plus the stalks of one bunch asparagus. I discarded the rest of the stalk.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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