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Sunchoke and Sausage Soup Recipe
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Sunchoke and Sausage Soup

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"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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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    45 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins

    2 hrs


  1. 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 simmer45 minutes.
  2. 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.
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Jun 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.

May 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.


11 Ratings

Jul 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!

Dec 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.

Feb 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!

Jan 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!

Feb 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!!!!

Nov 12, 2014

Used pork sausage and bacon, substituted kale for the spinach as that was what was in the fridge. Turned out great both.


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  • Calories
  • 218 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 12.9 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 762 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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