Creamy Artichoke Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy creamy artichoke soup recipe? Learn how to make creamy artichoke soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jayconnor

Makes 4 servings



This is great for a light meal, or as a side dish to your main course.

Recipe Ingredients for creamy artichoke soup

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 leeks, white part only, washed well and chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small potato, peeled and chopped
8 ounce frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
1/3 cup mascarpone cheese
2 tablespoons chopped chives, for garnish

Recipe Directions for creamy artichoke soup

  1. Heat olive oil in a heavy, large pot over medium heat. Add the leeks and the garlic and stir. Add the potatoes and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the artichokes, stock, salt, and pepper and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.

  2. Using a handheld immersion blender, or in a blender in batches*, puree the soup. Add the 2 tablespoons mascarpone and blend again to combine. In a small bowl, stir the remaining 1/3 cup mascarpone to soften.

  3. Ladle the soup into serving bowls. Dollop the top of each of the soups with a spoonful of the softened mascarpone cheese and top the cheese with chives.

  4. * When blending hot liquids: Remove liquid from the heat and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. Transfer liquid to a blender or food processor and fill it no more than halfway. If using a blender, release one corner of the lid. This prevents the vacuum effect that creates heat explosions. Place a towel over the top of the machine, pulse a few times then process on high speed until smooth.

Categories

Cheese, Potatoes, Vegetables, First Course, Main Dish, Soup, Valentine's Day, Puree, Simmer, Vegetarian, Kosher

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 304.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
202
Calories from Fat
99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.0g
17%
Saturated Fat
3.4g
17%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
762mg
32%
Potassium
515mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
21.3g
7%
Dietary Fiber
4.9g
20%
Sugars
3.1g
Protein
7.0g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 13% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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