Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

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(131 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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1st Jul, 2016
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!
22nd May, 2016
wonderful!!! I added shallot onion and fried for one minute in the beginning with ghi butter
10th Apr, 2016
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.
18th Mar, 2016
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!
5th Dec, 2015
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.
20th Nov, 2015
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!
31st Oct, 2015
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.
8th Sep, 2015
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.
1st Sep, 2015
This is one of my all-time favourite soups. Simple and truly delicious.
29th Aug, 2015
Just made this after picking some courgettes from my garden. Absolutely beautiful with some French stick. Will definitely be making more of this :)


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