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Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

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(110 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 8
This freezable soup is a delicious way to use up a glut of courgettes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal131
  • fat6g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein7g
  • salt1.31g
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Ingredients

  • 500g potato, unpeeled and roughly chopped

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 2 vegetable stock cubes
  • 1kg courgettes, roughly chopped

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • bunch spring onion, sliced - save 1 for serving, if eating straight away

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 100g extra-mature cheddar or vegetarian alternative, grated, plus a little extra to serve

    Cheddar

    Ched-ah

    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • good grating fresh nutmeg, plus extra to serve

Method

  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.

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Comments (125)

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.

britzkiwi's picture
5

I can't believe anyone would find this soup bland unless they didn't season it adequately. I didn't have enough spring onions, so chopped up the green part of a large leek to make up the difference. I added a sprinkling of Waitrose's Sea Salt and Seaweed seasoning (wonderful stuff), a good sprinkling of sea salt crystals and lots of black pepper. I used fairly ordinary mature cheddar and the result was a fabulously thick, creamy soup full of flavour. Even my teenaged son, who really doesn't like courgettes or even soup for that matter, loved it!

philraf9's picture

2 out of 5 at best. Not great im afraid. Lacking taste and flavour.

khemiri30's picture
5

Really tasty and so easy to make. The whole family loves it, even my 7 year old who doesn't like courgettes or cheese. Made it lots of times already with glut of courgettes from allotment.

nettymcragerson's picture
5

Delicious soup. Even my husband who hates courgettes loved it. Will make again and again. Can't believe the calorie count ! It tastes like it is really bad for you - WIN WIN

maesgwynne's picture
5

Great recipe , easy quick and very tasty. Didn't have any spring onions so I used half an ordinary onion. Shall make it again and again.
Chris.

dartmoorgirl's picture

has become one of my favourite soups as it freezes so well it has become a great midweek standby. So easy to make and I use tickler cheddar which seems to complement the courgettes perfectly

fawilliams's picture
5

Really good soup! So fast and easy. I didn't even have the onions and it still worked out great.

honorine's picture

Delicious soup. The only change that I made was to add a generous amount of Boursin with Garlic and Herbs during the blending instead of the Cheddar. I used the low fat one and it made a very creamy soup.

majwhi1's picture
5

Sorry forgot to rate!

majwhi1's picture
5

This soup is surprisingly delicious. I didn't have spring onions so I added some minced garlic from the cupboard. With Richard Corrigans brown soda bread it was absolutely sublime. Put leftover in freezer and I will define make it again.

babs60's picture
5

Made this for a dinner party & my guests loved it.

jgs172's picture

Very easy and very good soup. I'm a bit surprised how good it is. I made sure to use some good quality mature cheddar and it really worked.

elainefarrell's picture
3

Quite bland unfortunately!

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