Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level



Serves 8

This freezable soup is a delicious way to use up a glut of courgettes

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  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
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  • 500g potatoes, unpeeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes
  • 1kg courgettes, roughly chopped
  • bunch spring onion, sliced - save 1 for serving, if eating straight away
  • 100g extra-mature cheddar or vegetarian alternative, grated, plus a little extra to serve
  • good grating fresh nutmeg, plus extra to serve

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  1. Put the potatoes in a large pan with just enough water to cover them and crumble in the stock cubes. Bring to the boil, then cover and cook for 5 mins. Add the courgettes, put the lid back on and cook for 5 mins more. Throw in the spring onions, cover and cook for a final 5 mins.
  2. Take off the heat, then stir in the cheese and season with the nutmeg, salt and pepper. Whizz to a thick soup, adding more hot water until you get the consistency you like. Serve scattered with extra grated cheddar, spring onions and nutmeg or pepper. Or cool and freeze in freezer bags or containers with good lids for up to 3 months.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2011

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amyeh90's picture
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Delicious! Managed to use up a nice pile of courgettes I've been growing in the garden. Added some celery and a leek as had them left in the fridge and was really delicious. Only made 5 portions but did leave it fairly thick and I like a rather large bowl.

Johnbelshire's picture
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Lovely! I also added a handful of spinach - just because I had some and it worked well. Deep, dark green!

dgnacro's picture
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Just made this for our lunch today (madness in this heat I know) and it was delicious!

Couple of changes though, only had 400g of courgette, but kept the potato amount the same, at the end just before blitzing I added 2 handfuls of spinach and 140g of extra mature cheese, with a little extra for serving up. Plenty of black pepper and some sea salt, some additional water after blitzing to achieve the consistency we like and voila! Excellent flavour now added to favourites.

I would just add that I don't think this would feed 8 people unless you really thinned it down at the end.

sarahll's picture
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A good recipe for using fresh ingredients up! I was searching for something that would use up a couple of courgettes sat in the fridge and at the same I used up some potatoes and spring onions! I only had just short of 500g of courgette so I halved to amount of potato. I found 3 rather sorry spring onions in the salad drawer, so added a quarter of a large onion as well! I added a bit more cheese as others had mentioned but forgot I had halved the recipe so possibly put a little too much in! Doh!
Loved it and it was nice and thick, very filling!! So quick and easy to make and a hit with my son.

SueChef73's picture
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Followed this recipe to the letter (although made half the amount just incase!) Did find it a little bland but just went mad with the ground pepper keeping it healthier!

lisac42's picture
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I fried a small onion and then added the potato and stock. Only had 500 gms of courgettes so used 250 gms of potato and added 800 mls of chicken stock. Didn't add spring onion and used 30 grammes of Parmesan instead of Cheddar. Absolutely delicious - will definitely be making again!

Angelica Mercieca Ciantar's picture

Following comments that the soup may tend to be bland tasting I went a little bit overboard with adding ingredients but I have to say the end result was lovely. I added some grana padano cheese I had and 2 rashers of bacon as well as 1 egg and some chilli flakes to the mix. Blended it well and added 500ml of water. I did however omit 1 of the stock cubes. Delicious creamy and super tasty result ;)

moonlight1's picture

This soup is lovely. It is very filling and there is enough to freeze for many more lunches. Added a bit more cheese than it stated as it didn't have that much taste to begin with.

wildmiffy's picture

This was really nice - light but also filled me up. I really liked the cheese because it meant every now and then you got a semi-molten mouthful of cheddar - yum!

annekeeley's picture

Lovely soup but I agree with other users' comments about the cheese. Mine tasted a bit bland at first so I added about 1 tbsp Parmesan and after that it became a firm favourite. I would also recommend using lots of black pepper when you season it.

denidax's picture

Very nice soup!, we had it for dinner and didn't need anything else, as it was quite filling. I used manchego cheese instead of cheddar to give it an even stronger taste.

eblr50's picture

I love this recipe. I've just made it for lunch and noted supercakes' tip below, doubling the mature cheddar. It feels a rather naughty soup but its SO delicious that I will definitely be making this again and again.

janeturnbull's picture

I love this soup! I do slightly prefer it with fried onion but it's still really good with spring onions. I also like to add half a teaspoon or so of chilli flakes for a little extra warmth.

supercakes's picture

This is a great, quick and easy soup. Whilst the potatoes are having their 5 mins, I prepare the courgettes, then they have 5 mins, then the spring onions! So easy! I agree it needs more cheese. I use either a vintage or an extra mature cheddar and I add almost double what the recipe states, much better! Also I add a dollop of creme fraiche in for extra richness.

Westcountry's picture

Delicious and easy, the whole family like it :-)

missdental's picture

Delicious, really quick and easy to make and not bland at all. Will definitely make this soup up again.

jilly27's picture

I made this soup yesterday and it was delicious, very easy and quick.I used two heaped teaspoons of Maggi vegetable stock powder and a good shake of ground nutmeg from a jar plus half a teaspoon of salt and a good few grinds of black pepper.

natalief75's picture

So easy and my 9 year old son loved the soup and doesnt believe it is made with yucky courgettes!! :) Will definately make again!!

debs66's picture

I've made this soup many times and it's fab! I only use half the amount of cheese specified, but that's my personal taste. It freezes really well and is a favourite in our house.