Jerusalem Artichoke Soup Recipe With Chestnuts

Roast jerusalem artichoke, chestnut and thyme soup

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This showstopping soup delivers big, earthy flavours for an warming winter starter idea



  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • olive oil
  • onion
  • garlic
  • thyme
  • cooked chestnuts
  • chicken stock
  • double cream 400ml


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Spread the artichokes on a tray and drizzle over a little olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, and roast for 15-18 minutes until they’re golden brown and tender. In the meantime, add a drizzle of olive oil to a pan on a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and thyme, season with salt and pepper, and fry for 10 minutes until soft but they don’t take on any colour.

  • Step 2

    Tip the cooked artichokes and half of the chestnuts into to the pan with the onions. Give everything a good stir and then add the chicken stock and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the cream and bring to the boil. Whizz in a liquidizer or with a stick blender until smooth and strain through a fine sieve.

  • Step 3

    Crush the remaining chestnuts into smaller pieces and dry fry until they become a little crunchy, take out and allow to cool a little.

  • Step 4

    To serve, heat the soup back up, pour into bowls, and sprinkle over the roasted chestnuts. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil and a few fresh thyme leaves.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 766
  • Fat 56.9g
  • Saturates 34g
  • Carbs 48.4g
  • Fibre 7.4g
  • Protein 11.4g
  • Salt 0.5g