This soup combines the wonderful flavors of leeks, spinach, Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes), turkey sausage, garlic, parsley, celery, and potatoes. Serve it on a cold evening with a hearty chunk of bread and a hot apple toddy.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the turkey bacon, turkey sausage, artichokes, potatoes, celery, onion, leek, spinach, and garlic into a large saucepan. Pour in the chicken stock, and season with parsley, basil, oregano, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cover, and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 45 minutes.

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  • Stir the flour into the water until no lumps remain. Stir into the simmering soup, and continue simmering, covered, 30 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

218 calories; protein 12.9g 26% DV; carbohydrates 30g 10% DV; fat 5.8g 9% DV; cholesterol 37.8mg 13% DV; sodium 737.3mg 30% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2008
This was my first time eating sunchokes and they were delightful! This soup was superb. I used ground turkey instead of sausage and cooked the meat before adding the rest. Served it with homemade whole wheat bread and it was a hit. Read More
(7)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2008
This was my first time eating sunchokes and they were delightful! This soup was superb. I used ground turkey instead of sausage and cooked the meat before adding the rest. Served it with homemade whole wheat bread and it was a hit. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2008
Excellent flavor! Sauteed the vegies browned the meat and then finished cooking in the crock pot. I did not add the flour/water for thickening. Will definitely make this soup again and again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2009
This really is one of my favorites. Hate to rate my own recipe but sunchokes are totally underrated. I just made this again the other day and EVERYONE loved it. So unusual around here with all the rabid meat eaters! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2008
I changed this slightly and used pork sausage sicne that was what I had on hand. I also omitted the bacon. I made it in the slow cooker and didn't thicken it at the end. It was delicious and reminded me of Italian wedding soup. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2012
I have to preface this with I ate at a great restaurant last nite and woke up this morning still craving the Jerusalem artichoke soup I had and this recipe appeared to be the closest. I had to half this recipe because I was making it for just my boyfriend and I. I substituted the turkey bacon for 4oz of pancetta the turkey sausage for Italian chicken sausage and fresh kale for the spinach. I did not add the pancetta or the chicken sausage to the veggies that were cooking for 45 min. After the 45min I poured in 1/4 cp of heavy cream and 3/4 cp of half-n-half mashed the potatoes with a potato masher and then used my immersion blender to make the whole thing creamy. I added 1 Tbsp of sugar (kinda to cut the cayenne b/c I used a 1/2 tsp of it) and a healthy splash of lemon juice and the chopped and cooked pancetta and chicken sausage. I let it all go for another 30 min and in the end this tasted as close to Chef Michael Chittum's Jerusalem Artichoke soup at Vermillion in Old Town Alexandria VA as a mere mortal could ever dream to come close to! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2012
I used regular bacon and mild Italian sausage and added mushrooms and baby spinach and it was delicious! Everyone loved it! Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2012
Didn't have sausage or bacon on hand so I omitted those ingredients and just added a cubed chicken breast (split in half baked in oven at 350 til done). It was enough for our family of 5 - maybe a total of 7 servings??? And we have young kids. DELICIOUS!!!! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2014
Been wanting to make this for a very long time. Finally got some sunchokes. I subbed chicken sausage for turkey and used dried basil and oregano. really delicious.. first time trying sunchokes. Can't wait to use them in other dishes... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2014
Used pork sausage and bacon substituted kale for the spinach as that was what was in the fridge. Turned out great both. Read More