Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

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

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
131
protein
7g
carbs
14g
fat
6g
saturates
3g
fibre
2g
sugar
3g
salt
1.31g

Ingredients

  • 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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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2011

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elisaponsele's picture
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Lovely soup! and very straightforward to make. My only advice would be to go easy on the nutmeg as it can overshadow the courgette. Will definitely make again many times more!

icklerotti's picture
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Halved recipe, but didn't quite have enough courgette so added carrot to make up the weight. Also added a couple of cloves of garlic and a small piece of ginger with the onion to add a bit of heat. Tasted delicious, a great standby recipe :)

tydrawirafon's picture
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Used the quantities (1kg Courgettes, 500g potatoes) but gently sauteed an onion in butter, added the courgettes and potatoes and a crished clove of garlic, softened for a while then covered with homemade chicken stock. Waited til the potatoes were cooked then added a couple of handfulls of frozen peas, brought back to boil then whizzed it all up and seasoned with lots of black pepper and a little salt. Lovely ! And as my polytunnel is in 'courgette overdrive' a great way to use up 1kg of courgettes :)

gail-jones's picture
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What a pleasant surprise!
I was given "cucumber" seeds by a friend and they have morphed into courgettes of which I am not fond. Decided to give this recipe a whirl and am very pleasantly surprised! Very fresh tasting and with underlying cheese and nutmeg it makes an interesting flavour.
Enjoying the full effect tonight with home made focaccia courtesy of Goodfood.

carrotcustard's picture
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So delicious, really beautiful flavours, quick and easy to through together, and felt so healthy knowing exactly what went into it! An absolute staple in my repertoire now.

littlezoeb's picture
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I love this soup. so easy to make. My 8 month old baby loves it too, i just use a baby stock cube or water for her

buttercupbento's picture
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Delightful. Didn't take long at all to prepare. Scaled the recipe down to 2 portions (one for now, one for the freezer), used onion instead of spring onion and bunged in a handful of spinach with the cheese as it needed using up. Needed a heavy hand with seasoning even with the cheese but would make this again for an easy lunch or starter.

hpugsley's picture
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Nice 'delicate' tasting soup. Added extra cheese and whizzed up what was left for my toddler, she loved it

stephaniepebrocq's picture
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This soup is just divine! And so easy to make... a perfect winter warmer!

jeannieg76's picture
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souperb!, and so quick and easy.

I served it with gruyere cheese - very tasty.

geegee24's picture
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This soup is sooooo tasty. In fact I think its the best soup I have ever tasted! its such a quick and easy recipe. You dont even have to peel the veg. Really recommend this :-)

tooker's picture
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This soup was enjoyed by the whole family even my husband who doesn't like courgette

beccyg_83's picture
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I made this with one brown onion instead of spring onions and it worked beautifully. I scaled it down to one potato (about 350g), 3 courgettes (about 530g) and one onion, keeping the two stock cubes and used 60g of extra mature cheddar- absolutely delicious.

giuliamazza1's picture
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It's delicious! Very easy to make and adaptable to the number of people! Thanks.

jandystevens's picture
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I love making this soup when we have a glut of courgettes and normally add about 500g of frozen peas which gives it a bit more texture and flavour. Minted ones are especially good.

elainegilly24's picture

just made this soup used leeks it fab

dominika's picture
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Very easy recipe, lovely soup, added a bit of chilly to spice it up. Lovely with wheaten bread ;-)

dominika's picture
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Very easy recipe, lovely soup, added a bit of chilly to spice it up. Lovely with wheaten bread ;-)

lucy_johnston's picture

I have made this a few times and absolutely love it, very very easy to make and have had nothing but compliments on it, highly recommended.

gallopinggoose's picture
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This soup is one of the nicest and most requested that I make. It is so easy and tastes wonderful. Thank you Good Food for all the wonderful recipes I now have as favourites!!

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