Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

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(193 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
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

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



    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury


  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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12th Aug, 2019
Just made today. Doubled the quantity, had a very large marrow from the allotment instead of courgettes, added chard stalks to the cooking of the potatoes, and added a large onion. Took the advice from others and only added 175g cheese. Fed 5 with crusty bread, and enough to freeze for 2 large bowls.
Frantic Flapjack
11th Aug, 2019
This is a top soup (I've made loads of soups). It doesn't sound appetising but the end result was excellent. I halved the recipe to serve 4 and used 1L of vegetable stock. I used yellow courgettes. It's quite important to use a good amount of black pepper and about a half teaspoon of nutmeg.
18th Jul, 2019
Made this with a rather large courgette that I'd take my eye off. It was delicious.
9th Jun, 2019
I sauteed some chopped garlic and onion with butter in the pot before adding the potatoes and stalk. Also used a head of broccoli and the stem to add more veg. Used Cathedral mature cheddar and while I thought it was fine, it is on the border of being a bit too cheesy when you're having an entire bowl of it so would cut down if you want a more mellow flavour. Great soup overall. Didn't have nutmeg so just added a generous amount of freshly grated black pepper.
3rd Oct, 2019
Did you actually use any courgettes or just make broccoli soup?
13th Oct, 2018
The soup was nice but the dominant taste was the cheese. I would add more courgette next time and less cheese.
6th Oct, 2018
Delicious soup. The best way, to date, I've found of using overgrown courgettes. Was concerned including peel of courgette (or marrow as my husband calls them) might make it bitter but not the case. New favourite soup recipe.
5th Oct, 2018
So bland.
14th Sep, 2018
Love this soup. My go to recipe for using up courgettes. Works well with feta, or a blue stilton too. Probably the cheese makes it, so make sure you use a good mature cheddar or other well-flavoured cheese.
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Mike Davies
20th Jul, 2018
Lush. As Easy to make as is possible. My Mrs thought adding cheese was odd, until she tasted the soup.


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22nd Aug, 2019
Throw in those leftover Parmesan rinds for extra cheesiness. Remove before serving.
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6th Aug, 2018
I have made this 3 times in 3 weeks and tastes great every time. If you don't have spring onions try leek instead.
15th Sep, 2013
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!
4th Sep, 2013
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!
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