Crowing About Parmesan Roasted Sunchokes — Tastes Like Artichoke Dip!

Parmesan Roasted Sunchokes are warm and crunch and taste like artichoke dip!You might walk right past Sunchokes in the market, they are knobby, gnarly and not a vegetable that jumps out with color and leafy flash and says “buy me, buy me!”  Some call this tuberous root a “Jerusalem Artichoke,” however they are not at all related to the artichoke – although they do have a strangely similar taste that could be described as a little sweet, a little nutty and quite crunchy when served raw. It’s super simple to slice Sunchokes up thinly and sprinkle on a salad.

Sunchokes are a tuberous root also called Jerusalem Artichokes .

Another easy way to prepare this unusual veggie is oven-roasting — what root or tuber doesn’t benefit from a toasty turn under high, dry heat?! I toss Sunchokes in olive oil, garlic and Parmesan cheese and the final result is a cross between oven fries and artichoke dip! OMG, so good and so much healthier than the traditional party-night artichoke dip that has a ton of cheese, mayo and other heavy ingredients.

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I like to try new things, it makes life more exciting! Like learning the crow yoga pose earlier in the year and getting up enough nerve to balance on a picnic table! Sunchokes can be an exciting and unusual addition to your healthy diet (they are obviously gluten-free, Paleo friendly and are low on the Glycemic Index making them a good choice for diabetics.  Sunchokes are also a great source of iron, potassium and thiamin. They are also low in calories (60 calories for 4-ounces) and high in fiber. If you want to learn more about Sunchokes or can find them at the store, just ask your produce manager – or check out Friedas.com for nutritional information and more recipes.

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Have you ever tried Sunchokes? What did you think? Share in the comments!

 

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Parmesan Roasted Sunchokes
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Sunchokes (aka Jerusalem Artichokes) are easy to oven roast with Parmesan and garlic, making a delicious and healthy side dish in less than 30 minutes. Serve with the dip of your choice as an appetizer or alongside a burger!
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Parmesan Roasted Sunchokes - TheFitFork.com
Parmesan Roasted Sunchokes
Print Recipe
Sunchokes (aka Jerusalem Artichokes) are easy to oven roast with Parmesan and garlic, making a delicious and healthy side dish in less than 30 minutes. Serve with the dip of your choice as an appetizer or alongside a burger!
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Scrub the Sunchokes under cold running water and slice 1/3-inch thick.
  2. Add Sunchokes, garlic and olive oil to bowl and toss until coated. Add Parmesan cheese and shake bowl until
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, or until Sunchokes are turning golden brown on the outside and tender inside.
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18 thoughts on “Crowing About Parmesan Roasted Sunchokes — Tastes Like Artichoke Dip!

  1. Is it ok to say I rock the crow! It’s one of my proudest yoga accomplishments and I’ve added side crow and single leg crow to the list.

    I’ve never cooked with Sunchokes before but your recipe makes me want to.

    Have a fabulous Friday!

    • Jill, I so want to be able to do crow variations . . . but just the “regular” is challenging enough for me

  2. Sunchokes are one of my absolute favorite vegetables, period. Love to see them getting some love! And I’m a crow-lover. It’s just one of those poses that I feel so good in!

    • I LOVED them, but my husband blamed being “gassy” on the recipe. I got fussy with him for critiquing my recipe (and keeping me up all night with his problem) . . . and then when writing up the blog post, saw that sunchokes cause “extreme flatulence” in some people LMAO didn’t bother me though .. . he’s just predisposed 😉

  3. I love them raw right out of the garden. Thanks for the new recipe. I can’t wait to try it.

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