Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

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(115 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


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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  • 500g potato, unpeeled and roughly chopped



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

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



    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



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

  • good grating fresh nutmeg, plus extra to serve


  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 (129)

KaylasCakes's picture

I love this soup! I don't really like strong cheddar so I just double the cheese for a stronger flavour. I've tried it with normal onions and spring onions and I have to say you do taste the difference so I would stick with spring onions in the future!

noosner's picture

A perfect soup to freeze if you get potato and courgette gluts from an allotment. It's quick to make and absolutely delicious. I make it every year.

mango_21's picture

Love it quick, easy and uses up the allotment glut

FfionFandango's picture

I made this soup today and if I say so myself it was absolutely gorgeous. We have a massive glut of courgettes so I will be making more and freezing it. I forgot to buy spring onions so I substituted a finely chopped red onion instead and it worked very well, We don't care too much for nutmeg so I used black and white pepper and salt for seasoning. I'm not very good in the kitchen normally but this recipe is so easy, quick and tasty it will be a family favourite I'm sure. I have also made the Creamy Courgette Lasagne from this web site and that is lovely too.

triciaroo's picture

I make this for my 2.5 year old who loves it and has it for lunch once or twice a week. I freeze it in small portions for him and it repeats perfectly. As I make it for him, I don't add salt and I use Kallo very low salt chicken stock cubes. I also add cumin with the nutmeg and black pepper. I'm currently weaning my nearly 8 month old and I've just started to let her have this too; it's great to have recipes I can use for both of them!

Katyadoma's picture

wonderful!!! I added shallot onion and fried for one minute in the beginning with ghi butter

victoriawalsh44's picture

Delicious. It looked pretty ropey whilst it was cooking, but was surprisingly tasty. A good way to use up some old veg. Would 100% recommend.

cherrypie122's picture

Absolutely delicious. Have tried this twice now and added Rosemary, Thyme and some Tabasco Sauce for a little heat. Even great from frozen. This will be a regular dish for me!

lisabutcher35's picture

Really easy to make, it freezes well and is tasty enough without the extra cheddar sprinkled on top. A delicious soup, that I would recommend.

HoneysuckleA's picture

Just made this soup for the first time, I used chicken stock and an ordinary onion. Well my son said it was the best soup I've made and ate 2 bowls at one sitting. Success, will make again as it is great for using up the courgettes that grow too big in our polytunnel. Delicious!

SmartPig's picture

Just made another huge vat of this soup using the last of the courgettes and spuds from my allotment. Rarely make the same recipe twice, but this is simply delicious - so much tastier than the sum of its parts! And so quick, with no peeling. Highly recommended.

merlengwen's picture

Used one beef stock cube, instead of 2 vegetable stock. I wasn't sure how much nutmeg to put in. I ended up putting 1/2 teaspoon in. It possibly could do with more nutmeg. I also like my soup chunky, so I didn't whizz it. It is a very warming, and satisfying soup. I have tons of courgettes and potatoes from my allotment, and will be using this recipe a great deal.

heybear's picture

This is one of my all-time favourite soups. Simple and truly delicious.

carolannhardy's picture

Just made this after picking some courgettes from my garden. Absolutely beautiful with some French stick. Will definitely be making more of this :)

yummymummychef's picture

Delicious soup - love this soup and so does everyone I give it to! Great to store in the freezer and use for autumnal suppers too!

kayclemwistow's picture

Gorgeous! Even my husband liked it and he doesn't like courgettes!

cherrypie122's picture

Same here - other half doesn't like courgette but absolutely loves the soup!

SmartPig's picture

Bet this would be great with some diced fried/grilled bacon added at the end after blitzing the soup - going to try that next time!

SmartPig's picture

Really nice soup. I added a few baby carrots and a handful of mushrooms that needed using up, plus a couple of cloves of pickled garlic and a handful each of fresh basil and flat leaf parsley. Seasoned very well with pepper and nutmeg. The soup is wholesome and warming, but feels light and healthy at the same time. iI have gluts from the allotment of everything I used, so will definitely be making this one again - the freezing is a bonus.

ZiggyChew's picture

Quite tasty although flavours didn't blow my mind. Lovely green colour and it tasted healthy (not in a horrible way). Good to make when your cupboards are starting to look bare!

Halved the recipe as only had 2.5 courgettes, used a smallish onion instead of the spring onions as didn't have any and replaced the vegetable stock for watery gravy (as usual, because we never have stock). Kept the amount of cheese the same despite other people's recommendations as didn't want it too fatty, just sprinkled a tiny bit extra on to serve.

All in all it made a decent lunch. Went down well with the family, would make again.


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emmajaynesullivan's picture

I've had better soups, but this is nice and creamy, and helps to use up courgettes! I added some creme fraiche to mine, which went down nicely!

Hawie's picture

This is a great recipe, and loved by all the family. I can, however, understand the claims that it is bland, and I think this depends a lot on the type of cheese you use. A more mature cheddar is saltier, and this will improve the flavour - but the other thing you can do, of course, is to use a proper stock, chicken or game, or something with more flavour than veg stock. A really good way to use up that glut, so don't give up on it!