Cream of Jerusalem Artichoke/Sunchoke Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

A creamy creation of Jerusalem artichokes and other fresh veggies to really bring out the flavor in this unique and delicious tuber.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large soup pot heat olive oil over medium high heat until the scent starts to bloom.
  2. Add onions, leeks, and garlic to pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened. About 5 minutes.
  3. Add Jerusalem artichokes and potatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to keep at a low boil.
  5. Cook 15-20 minutes, or until Jerusalem artichokes and potatoes are tender.
  6. Reduce heat to low. Using a stick blender, or by transferring to a blender, puree soup until smooth.
  7. Stir in cream.
  8. In warmed soup bowls place 1/3 cup baby spinach leaves and ladle soup over until it covers spinach.
Most Helpful

This is one of my favorite veges, and the soup pays it homage - beautiful. Because this is an indulgent ingredient, I topped the soup with garlic-sauteed king prawns and a swirl of truffle oil. The saltiness of the prawns and the fragrance of the oil married brilliantly with this soup.

ChrisWells April 21, 2009

I made this with one change. I added a pinch of dried thyme to it. Yummy and super good with the spinach at the bottom. It was even better with a sharp cheddar cheese topping. I think I will try watercress or arugula for a bigger kick. I also didn't peel my chokes. Scrubbed them really well and chopped them up. Didn't make a difference and saved me tons of time.

TeacherLaLa February 21, 2012