This tastes like a cream of chicken and artichoke soup--at the same time! Garnish with croutons.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Steam the artichokes in 2 cups water until tender (about 45 minutes) and reserve the liquid afterwards. Allow the artichokes to cool.

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  • Scrape the flesh from the bottom third of each leaf and place in medium soup pot along with the artichoke liquid.

  • Remove fuzzy choke from each artichoke bottom and discard.

  • Coarsely dice the artichoke bottoms and place in the soup pot. Next add chicken stock, vermouth, potato, carrot, onion, celery, garlic, bay leaves, and marjoram. Simmer until the vegetables are very tender and the liquid is reduced by 1/3, about 45 minutes.

  • Next puree the soup in a blender and return to the pot.

  • Add the cream and the cheese and heat through but don't boil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with croutons on top.

Nutrition Facts

410 calories; protein 10g 20% DV; carbohydrates 33.8g 11% DV; fat 24.6g 38% DV; cholesterol 91.8mg 31% DV; sodium 735.1mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2004
This recipe was great. I used frozen artichoke hearts and just chopped them up. To save time I sauted the veggies in some olive oil to get them going. My husband even gobbled this up and if I had told him it was artichoke soup he wouldn't have even touched it. My teenagers and even my 3 & 5 year old ate this soup up! Need to make a double batch next time! Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2004
This recipe was great. I used frozen artichoke hearts and just chopped them up. To save time I sauted the veggies in some olive oil to get them going. My husband even gobbled this up and if I had told him it was artichoke soup he wouldn't have even touched it. My teenagers and even my 3 & 5 year old ate this soup up! Need to make a double batch next time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
OK this is a fairly labor intensive recipe. But let's face it artichokes always take a bit of effort. Even eating them plain. But this recipe is delicious. Served it to friends and they consumed every drop even though I had doubled the recipe.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2004
Life it too short - I used canned artichoke hearts using just the bottoms and Land O Lakes fat free 1/2 & 1/2 to cut down on the fat. Yummy Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2008
I used frozen artichoke hearts too and the soup turned out great I did add alittle more cheese at the end. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
Even though it took a while to make the soup the out come was well worth the effort. EXCELLENT RECIPE!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2007
sooooo good. I didn't have vermouth so I used a dry white wine. I also used two cans of artichokes. I used canned veggie broth and made the soup pretty salty without addding any salt.Thanks for an AMAZING recipe. It is definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2008
This was a very nice soup... but of course I made my own little changes..partially because I wanted the changes...and partially because I made a mistake! I added a lot more cheese than it asks for and I put in a variety of cheeses. I accidentally put the cream in at the beginning however I just kept the heat below a boil and there was never a problem. Also one change I did was that I used a jar of artichoke hearts. It cut down on prep time by a lot. The jar had some special flavoring so I didn't use any salt or pepper. Delicious recipe! _ I will make it for the second time right after I finish this review! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2006
I added some sauteed mushrooms and it was fantastic. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2008
I really enjoyed this soup and I'll definitely make it again. It was even better warmed up the next day! Thanks. Read More
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