Cream of Jerusalem Artichoke Soup


A Jerusalem artichoke is a white-fleshed root related to the sunflower. It is not related to the thistle-like globe artichoke, even though they share a common name and taste rather similar. This soup is wonderfully rich and creamy. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 onions, minced

  • 1 pound Jerusalem artichokes, roughly chopped

  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 1 tablespoon brandy

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 3 cups chicken broth

  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat until foamy. Add the onions, artichokes and potatoes and cook, covered, over low heat for 10 minutes. Uncover and cook for and additional 8 minutes.

  2. Stir in the brandy, and flour, and cook for 1 minute. Gradually stir in about 2 cups of the stock, stirring continuously, until the soup boils and thickens. Simmer for a further 5 minutes. Transfer to a food processor and puree until smooth, adding more stock if needed.

  3. Return to the pan, add the cream and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper, then reheat. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley, to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

491 Calories
29g Fat
47g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 491
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 686mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 35mg 174%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 1230mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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