Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

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(151 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
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

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
    Nutmeg

    Nutmeg

    nut-meg

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

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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littlemoon
14th Sep, 2018
5.05
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
5.05
Lush. As Easy to make as is possible. My Mrs thought adding cheese was odd, until she tasted the soup.
EllieCadwallader
17th May, 2018
5.05
Just made this.. SERIOUSLY NICE! So simple, so easy. I used half quantity as there's just three of us, so a good sized spud, couple of courgettes but still 100g cheese and a full bunch of spring onion. Salt and pepper for seasoning as i don't like nutmeg. Going to add a splash of cream before serving. Definitely a future go-to recipie!
folkoono
2nd Nov, 2017
3.05
This soup was... Just ok. I found it pretty bland if I'm honest! A shame, given the high rating.
monziebabe
17th Jul, 2017
5.05
Made this for lunch using 2 courgettes, 5 Ayrshire potatos & homemade chicken stock. I only had 1 spring onion, so used that & half an onion, plus 2 small garlic cloves. This made a lovely soup which i enjoyed with chicken goujon 'dippers'...was very nice!
terrybrooks
19th Feb, 2017
5.05
Delicious, quick, easy and healthy! I used sweet potato (instead of potato). I did not have stock cubes, so I used 2 teaspoons of vegetable stock (next time I will use only one teaspoon) and I used feta (instead of cheddar). I gave some to my sceptical neighbour. She loved it!
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penguinchick
7th Feb, 2017
5.05
Absolutely scrumptious! I've just started the 5:2 diet and will definitely be including this on my fast days - it's low in calories but filling and tastes surprisingly creamy and decadent.
BainsM1
16th Jan, 2017
5.05
surprisingly tasty, I think next time I'll use less stock as it was slightly salty but apart from that I wouldn't change a thing.
KaylasCakes
20th Oct, 2016
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
24th Aug, 2016
5.05
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.

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gillabbott
6th Aug, 2018
5.05
I have made this 3 times in 3 weeks and tastes great every time. If you don't have spring onions try leek instead.
emmajaynesullivan
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!
Hawie
4th Sep, 2013
5.05
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!