Instant Pot Creamy Asparagus Soup

Green asparagus soup with yogurt, bacon, and a lemon slice in a white bowl

Easy, creamy, healthy Instant Pot Asparagus Soup.


  • 6 pieces of prosciutto
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 leeks, white and light green parts only, sliced in half then into half moons, rinsed well
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 medium yukon gold potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 small zucchini, roughly chopped
  • 2 pounds asparagus, woody ends trimmed and discarded, coarsely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup 2% greek yogurt

Lemon Dill Yogurt 

  • ½ cup yogurt
  • Zest of 1 lemon plus a few drops of juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Milk to loosen if needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.  Bake prosciutto on a parchment lined baking sheet until crispy, about 10 minutes.  Place cooked prosciutto on paper towels to soak up any extra grease. They will become crispier as they cool.
  2. Preheat the pressure cooker by selecting saute.  Add oil and leeks, saute 4-5 minutes until tender.  Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  3. Add chicken broth, potatoes, zucchini, asparagus, salt, and pepper; stir.
  4. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position.  Cook at high pressure for 13 minutes.
  5. While the soup is cooking, whisk together Lemon Dill Yogurt ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.  
  6. When pressure cooking is complete, let pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then manually release any remaining pressure.  
  7. Blend with an immersion blender right in the pot until very smooth or carefully pour into a blender and puree, until smooth.  Add ½ cup greek yogurt and blend for another 30 seconds.
  8. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.  Keep in mind that prosciutto is very salty so you don’t want the soup itself to be well salted.
  9. Serve hot, topped with a swirl of Lemon Dill Yogurt and crumbled prosciutto.


  • Prosciutto can be substituted with crispy bacon or omitted.  May need to add extra salt to the soup if it is omitted.
  • Can use heavy cream instead of greek yogurt.
  • Do not add greek yogurt until the soup has been pureed.  It can curdle if added when the soup is too hot.

Keywords: Instant Pot Soup, Asparagus Soup, healthy soup