If you’ve seen Jerusalem artichokes at your local grocery store or farmers market, you may be wondering how you can incorporate them into your meals. They are starchy tubers and are quite similar to potatoes or turnips. When you roast Jerusalem artichokes, you’ll find the skin becomes flakier, and the flesh becomes more tender. Today we’ve compiled a list of twenty different recipes to create with Jerusalem artichokes, so you’ll never be stuck wondering what to do with them again.
20 Delicious Ways to Use Jerusalem Artichokes
1. Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes
Roasting Jerusalem artichokes is one of the most popular ways to serve this root vegetable, as it helps to bring out the nutty flavor while still keeping the texture of the crispy skin. Greedy Gourmet shares these simple instructions for roasting your Jerusalem artichokes that will make you want to devour them as soon as they leave the oven. You’ll enjoy the perfect combination of different textures, and they’ll be a great side to serve with beef or chicken. You’ll use olive oil to roast your Jerusalem artichokes, and you can season them with any herbs or spices of your choice.
2. Jerusalem Artichoke Soup
In the winter months, you’ll love trying this creamy and rich soup from Simply Recipes. You’ll combine Jerusalem artichoke, onions, garlic, stock, and celery to create a warming dish that’s ideal for cold winter nights. The recipe only takes fifteen minutes to prepare and then fifty minutes to cook. You’ll make four huge bowls of soup that are ideal for enjoying in front of the fire with a chunk of crusty bread. For extra flavor, add a sprinkle of black pepper on top before serving.
3. Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke with Lemon Thyme
Everyday Healthy Recipes shows us how to make this simple recipe which is an ideal substitute for your regular roasted potatoes. It would be a delicious side to serve with meat, vegetarian, or fish dishes. The lemon and thyme help to bring out the flavor of the Jerusalem artichoke. You don’t even have to peel the vegetables before roasting them, but you’ll just need to rub them to remove any soil. After seasoning them, you’ll put them in the oven for forty-five minutes, and they’ll be ready to eat.
4. Spiced Jerusalem Artichokes
This recipe from Hari Ghotra makes a great Indian side dish that will go perfectly with your favorite curry dishes. You’ll use this vegetable in the same way as you would potato in Indian cuisine. This recipe keeps the masala dry to infuse plenty of spices in the dish and keep the recipe low in calories. Cumin helps to balance the digestive properties of the vegetable, and it’s a great alternative to Bombay potatoes when you are looking to mix things up.
5. Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke in Teramiso and Ginger Syrup
This delicious side dish from Great British Chefs is absolutely packed with flavor. It’s a nutritious side dish that uses tofu and miso to make the thick dressing for your Jerusalem artichokes. The vegetable is roasted and made into chips, and it’s paired with a sweet ginger syrup that provides a delicious contrast to the other flavors in the recipe. This would be a unique appetizer dish or could be served with a meat or fish of your choice.
6. Jerusalem Artichoke & Carrot Soup
Jo’s Kitchen Larder shares this delicious soup that combines the flavors of carrot with Jerusalem artichoke. Your family will love this vibrant soup, which is perfect for those cold winter evenings. The nutty flavor of the Jerusalem artichoke complements the carrots in this dish, making a fun alternative to your regular carrot soup recipe. This is a naturally vegan recipe, as long as you use vegan-friendly vegetable stock. You can keep it vegan by adding plain vegan yogurt on top and adding chives and parsley to garnish before serving.
7. Slow-Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes
Slow roasting this vegetable at a low temperature for a longer time will help break down the inulin in the Jerusalem artichokes and make them easier to digest. This recipe from Grow Forage Cook Ferment makes them soft and creamy, so they are easy to eat with your favorite main course. Before cooking, you’ll toss the Jerusalem artichokes in olive oil, salt, and pepper and then lay the slices in a single layer on your baking sheet. You’ll leave them in the oven for ninety minutes, but make sure you flip them over once during this time, so they are crispy on the outside.
8. Jerusalem Artichoke Lentil Burgers
Your Jerusalem artichokes will take center stage with this unique Jerusalem artichoke lentil burger recipe from Full of Plants. If you are looking for a new veggie burger recipe, you’ll love this dish that is made in just one pot. You’ll combine garlic, onions, and carrots, which add texture and sweetness to this dish. Next, you add mushrooms, Jerusalem artichokes, and green lentils for a filling burger that your whole family will love. For a little extra flavor and texture, cook the lentils and Jerusalem artichoke in coconut milk.
9. Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes with Crispy Prosciutto & Walnuts
This nourishing side dish from Eating Well can be enjoyed all year round, and it makes a healthy alternative to your typical potato side dishes. Your Jerusalem artichokes will be roasted until they are nice and soft in the center and crisp on the outside. This recipe is dairy-free and gluten-free and takes only forty-five minutes to cook in the oven. You’ll need minimal time and equipment to make this recipe, as it uses a rimmed baking sheet that you can prep and cook your vegetables on.
10. Healthy Jerusalem Artichoke Crisps
The Healthy Tart shows us how to make this alternative to potato crisps that will offer a great way to use up any excess Jerusalem artichokes you have in the kitchen. You’ll still enjoy the health benefits of this vegetable, and they are quite quick to prepare and cook. You’ll need only five minutes to prep this dish and then fifteen minutes to cook, so it’s great for an evening snack. The thinner you cut the vegetable, the better, as they’ll become nice and crispy in the oven. Make sure you spread them out well on the baking tray to ensure they don’t touch each other, which will stop them from getting crispy.
11. Jerusalem Artichoke Spaghetti with Hazelnut Parsley Pesto
If you are inviting your friends over for a dinner party, you’ll love trying out this unique recipe from Ceri Jones Chef. The pesto is incredibly easy to create from scratch, and you’ll simply blend everything together in a food processor. To add more taste to the pesto, just add lemon juice or oil to suit your needs. You’ll then steam your Jerusalem artichokes until they begin to soften. After the pasta is cooked, you’ll assemble everything before serving and add extra black pepper to season. It’s a flavorful dish that will impress any of your friends or family members with your culinary skills and imagination.
12. Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Truffle Oil and Fried Sage Leaves
Beyond Sweet and Savory shares this luxurious soup recipe that would be ideal for serving at a winter family gathering. You’ll enjoy the nutty and creamy texture of this dish which is best served with homemade bread on the side. In less than one hour, you’ll have a full pot of soup ready to serve. By adding leeks, shallots, and garlic, you’ll enjoy a mellow flavor that goes well with the nuttiness of the Jerusalem artichokes. The recipe creates eight appetizer portions or four large main course servings.
13. Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes and Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Chestnuts
This colorful roasted vegetable dish from Sneaky Veg is sure to be enjoyed by your whole family, and it is great for serving with a roast dinner or Sunday lunch. The red, yellow, and green colors of the dish would brighten up any Christmas dinner table, and it’s a festive and fun addition to any spread of food. It’s a great choice for anyone who doesn’t love brussels sprouts since there is so much else going on in the dish that they’ll forget about them.
14. Creamed Jerusalem Artichokes
Cuisine Fiend shows us how to make this dish which switches out potatoes for Jerusalem artichokes. You’ll cook thinly sliced Jerusalem artichokes with herbs and garlic and a little bit of onion and leek. You’ll cook everything together with heaps of double cream for a decadent and delicious dish that your whole family will love. It’s a great recipe to do something a little bit more interesting with these vegetables and is ideal for the fall and winter seasons.
15. Salmon with Jerusalem Artichoke Puree and Herb Sauce
This main course creates a delicious puree to place your salmon on and then tops everything off with a fresh herb sauce. Katherine Martinelli shares this meal that looks like it comes straight out of a restaurant’s kitchen. In less than an hour, you’ll have this salmon dish ready to serve, and it would be an elegant meal to serve at a dinner party. It’s a gluten-free and kosher meal and can be served alone for a light dinner or with a variety of vegetables for a healthy meal.
16. Jerusalem Artichoke and Orange Cake
You probably didn’t expect to see a cake on this list today, but you’ll love this unique sweet recipe from Blackberry Cottage Fayre. The nutty and sweet flavor of Jerusalem artichoke combines perfectly with oranges, and then with all the classic cake ingredients, you’ll have a delicious afternoon treat. In a total of fifty-five minutes, you’ll prepare, cook, and decorate the cake ready to serve. It’s a great way to use up these vegetables if you don’t like eating them alone, and your kids won’t even know there are veggies hidden in their cake.
17. Jerusalem Artichokes with Aged Balsamic
Rachel Ray in Season offers us a new way to add more flavor to your Jerusalem artichokes by serving them with a good dose of aged balsamic. In this side dish, you’ll combine the vegetable with shallots and then toss them both together with butter and aged balsamic. In total, the recipe will only take fifteen minutes to prepare and then an hour to cook. This is a great dish to serve with beef or fish, and before serving, you’ll want to top the vegetables with oregano for extra flavor.
18. Pickled Jerusalem Artichokes
Pickling your Jerusalem artichokes is another great way to serve them, and you’ll still enjoy a nutty and sweet taste with each bite of this recipe from Hilda’s Kitchen Blog. They are ideal for serving as a side with a stew and rice or any other main dish of your choice. It’s not the quickest process and will likely take at least ten days to prepare. You’ll want to store the jar in a dark location before completing the process and adding them to the final pickle jar. Remember, as with any pickle, the longer you leave it, the more flavor you’ll enjoy in each bite.
19. Jerusalem Artichoke Salad with Rocket & Mandarin
This fresh and light salad would make an ideal lunch or dinner for those evenings when you are in a rush. Salads with Anastasia shares this unique mix of ingredients that will combine together to create a dish packed with flavor. You’ll roast the Jerusalem artichokes with honey and rosemary which gives them a sweet and crispy texture. Then you’ll simply mix together the rocket, mandarins, and walnuts for a tasty lunch your whole family will enjoy.
20. Sea Bass with Jerusalem Artichoke Purée
Our final dish from Nosey Chef will wow even the pickiest of guests at your next dinner party. Sea bass is served on top of a fresh Jerusalem artichoke puree which doesn’t take too much time or effort to create. The whole dish takes about ninety minutes, but it will be well worth it for the final result.
As you can see, there are so many great ways to serve Jerusalem artichokes, so you’ll never be stuck with what to do with this vegetable again in the future. Between soups, salads, and side dishes, you’ll find something to fit your menu for the week, and your family will enjoy the nutty taste of this unique vegetable.