Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

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(116 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

    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

    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 onions

    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

    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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Scuba mum
9th Aug, 2014
Not keen on courgettes so tried this to get rid of some given to me. It's so good I've been and bought more courgettes. Have tried it with different cheeses, low fat cream cheese while cooking, with a sprinkling of feta works well for dieters.
patriciaf
7th Aug, 2014
5.05
Delicious and so easy to make. A firm favourite.
amyeh90
31st Jul, 2014
5.05
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
23rd Jul, 2014
5.05
Lovely! I also added a handful of spinach - just because I had some and it worked well. Deep, dark green!
dgnacro
21st Jul, 2014
5.05
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
6th Jul, 2014
5.05
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
19th Jun, 2014
5.05
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!
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marmiteetponpon
10th Apr, 2014
check this super easy broccoli soup recipe... 20 minutes preparation and delicious outcome at marmite et ponpon http://marmiteetponpon.com/2014/04/03/20-mns-broccoli-soup-super-easy-suitable-for-toddlers/
lisac42
8th Apr, 2014
5.05
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 Mercie...
26th Mar, 2014
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 ;)

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