Cream of Artichoke Soup

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin'

If you have the time and energy, fresh artichoke hearts may be used. Canned artichokes are fine.

Top Review by Galoryme

This recipe looks so delicious.I try the one pick on gourmetrecipe.com last week and it was so delicious. Looking forward to cook it for my dinner tomorrow.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring 1 cup of chicken stock to a boil over med-high heat in a saucepan.
  2. Add in artichokes; lower heat to med-low and simmer, uncovered, for 6-7 minutes.
  3. In another saucepan, melt the butter.
  4. Add in onion, celery, and garlic; stir/saute 5-6 minutes.
  5. Add in flour; stir until bubbly.
  6. Add in artichoke/stock mixture and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  7. Transfer mixture to a food processor or blender and process until chunky (may have to do this in batches) (also may use a stick blender).
  8. Return to saucepan; add in remaining stock, half-and-half, salt, and pepper; simmer 5-10 minutes or until flavors are blended.
  9. Ladle into individual soup bowls and float a lemon slice on top.
  10. Note: for a richer soup, reduce stock to 1 1/2 cups and increase half-and-half to 1 cup.

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