Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Creamy Italian Artichoke Soup






I love artichokes. Love them stuffed, in dips, on pasta, pizza's, in salads. I sat there one day looking at them in that can and thought OK, got to do something different this time. It's cold, there's a great deal on them and started experimenting. I thought maybe a cream soup would be filling and these flavors would be close to what I love in the many other ways I like to prepare them. After giving this a try it was much easier than normal soups as I cheated using some premade cans, I know I know, shame on me~ but oh so delicious and quick. If you like artichokes give this one a try.



I can't imagine you need anything else but some good crusty Garlicky Italian bread to dip this in, but if you like crackers and lots of salt, add away.



I love how all my favorite flavors are in one bowl~




4 cans artichoke hearts drained and put through the food processor till pureed
1 clove of minced garlic
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 c. half & half
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups chicken broth
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
2 tablespoons romano and parmesan grating cheese
1 stalk of celery chopped fine or through processor
1/4 teaspoon cayenne, black pepper, salt, garlic powder and parsley
1/2 cup Chablis or preferred white wine
2 tablespoons of melted butter or olive oil combined with
1/4 cup Italian flavored bread crumbs mix together well, set aside for topping
1 package shredded mozzarella for garnishing

Drain artichoke hearts and rinse under hot water then puree in food processor add grating cheese. Combine soups,creams and chicken broth; stir over low heat until smooth. Add artichoke hearts, spices, wine . Heat thoroughly, garnish with buttered Italian flavored bread crumbs and mozzarella on top.

20 comments:

ARLENE said...

Sounds delicious and makes me think I'd be dippin' more than spoonin'; great idea.

MaryMoh said...

Looks very creamy and delicious as dip. I have not tried artichoke. Wonder how it tastes like.

Trix said...

I love creamy soups like this. Mmm - garlic and cream. Gimme.

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Oh I love artichoke soup! Have you every tried oyster and artichoke soup? You will love it too, especially if you like oysters.

CCR
=:~)

Epicurette said...

I love making baby artichokes, but had a gross Chicken with Artichoke Hearts once and have never tried them again. Perhaps this is the recipe to rekindle my affection!

Stacy said...

I love artichokes too! These are definitely the best flavors EVER in one bowl.

Tasty Eats At Home said...

I love artichokes. However, for some silly reason, I never buy them fresh at the store. It's like I"m intimidated. I did see them in an ad on sale for 99 cents each though this week. I think it's time for me to overcome this senseless fear and make something - like this soup!

Claudia said...

Oh yes,peel me a 'choke! Any time, any day and luscious cream to soothe the winter blues.

Nina's Recipes said...

Excellent recipe! yummm

Nanette said...

This sounds wonderful...will try it soon. It's been a cold winter and this will be a perfect warm-me-up meal. Thanks

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

I just recently discovered my love for artichokes. What a mouth-watering soup! So creamy and comforting.

Drick said...

what a nice soup - creamy and chocked full of goodness ... I can't wait to try this one - oh, your photos are amazing, so clear...tell me what you are doing...

Rachelle said...

ooooh you are an evil woman, making me make this soup when I am trying to lose weight, becuase I am going to HAVE to make it, artichoke lover that I am.

My Little Space said...

The soup looks so creamy delicious! I could hardly find artichoke over here. I wonder how was it like!

Ruth said...

What a great post!! Im surrounded by artichokes here and I never know what to do with them. This just sounds perfect!!

kathyvegas said...

OMGosh! This is just the best thing ever in the whole world...I want this injected into my veins from a bag on an IV pole. I betcha this would even be an incredible hot dip for pita triangles.

ncl117 said...

I've only recently come to like artichokes (I know how is that possible??) so now I know I would love this soup! I love all of the flavors you put in!

My Man's Belly said...

What a great way to incorporate all of your favorites into one bowl. I love that!

Cleo Coyle said...

Congrats on making #1 of the FoodBuzz top 9! Way to go!

I so enjoy artichokes (my husband is less enamored of them), which is why I am loving your recipe. A fantastic way to blend them with other flavors and coax the hub into giving them a second chance! Thank you!

~Cleo

kathyvegas said...

Congratulations Ms. Foodbuzz Top 9! This recipe so deserves it, great job!