Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

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(110 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 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

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  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 (125)

vipfls's picture

The soup is very easy to make. I added some Stilton cheese I had in my fridge and this gave a lovely taste. YUMMY!!!!

nanoomama's picture

Wow this soup is great. I have just made another batch to freeze as requested by my husband. Very tasty

kimkap's picture

This soup is one of the simplest I have ever made and although there are not a lot of ingredients in it and it doesn't take a lot of time to make the result is fantastic. Will definitely be making this one again.

11sk11's picture

i love this soup! this has to be up there with best soups i've ever made and i've made some amount of soup! didnt have any spring onions in so used a leek and an onion instead. will definitely be making this again

maz2244's picture

Amazing soup, really tasty. My favourite soup recipie from Good Food so far. Will definately be making again!

carlisc's picture

Quick and easy,I didn't have any sping onions but lasted lovely without! Definitely make again!

cowen84's picture

Made this last night and am very disappointed; though it smells really nice, it tastes so bland. Annoyingly I now have this for my lunch for the next 4 days, so need to do something to it tonight so it is better for tomorrow!! Will try more salt, pepper and possibly cheese.
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rachaelcowie91's picture

Quick, easy and so so tasty. I added some carrots and celery as well. Amazing flavour. Will definitely be making this again.

twiggles's picture

We loved it, and we will be making it again

happylamb's picture

This is divine! I added a pinch of chilli flakes which gave it a little kick! so quick and easy to make! .

trymaster88's picture

I am about to make this soup but would like to know how you have calculated the calories per portion, as you have not given any water quantaties or how MLS per serving?
I am on a very strict calorie count and without this information your calorie suggestion could be completely wrong and missleading

dysfcuktional's picture

Possibly the dullest soup in the world. Completely bland and not even redeemable with a truckload of cheese :( Added some chilli in the end to salvage it.

spagnold's picture

I am new to cooking and this was my first good food recipe and we loved it so much we had it twice in 48 hours!!

murphysbone's picture

Great soup, any so very easy. Not a great fan of courgettes, but this was superb. Added a few mint leaves with the nutmeg, really lifted the taste to a different level.

woodl81's picture

Very easy soup to make. Did find it a little bland but added a ham stock cube, does increase salt however!! Next time may substitute a veg cube for a ham one. Great use of excess courgettes though!!

clarkfood's picture

Exactly as described! A delicious easy soup recipe which can be frozen - and which is a great way to use up over grown courgettes.

penelopew's picture

Made this when my boyfriend presented me with a huge bag of courgettes from the allotment. Absolutely delicious - mega brownie points! my only addition was a couple of pinches of chilli flakes. Spiced it up just a touch.

littlelizard's picture

This is really delicious, thick and warming and really easy to make. I didn't have any spring onions and used a finely diced red onion instead. It's not bland at all but it does need a really STRONG cheddar and a GENEROUS grating of nutmeg. It's a great recipe for 'allotmenteers' to have in their binder as it is a good way to use up excess courgettes and new potatoes.

shacks's picture

OMG!! - Heaven in a bowl

Amazing soup and a fab way to use up the excessive amount of cougettes I have at present. What an incredibly quick and simple recipie.

boistizon's picture

Brilliant easy soup - I did not have spring onions so used shallots and added a handful of garden peas to deepen the colour, I also seived it, as I only had quite large round courgettes - made a beautiful smooth elegant soup - considering the number of courgettes growing in my garden I expect to have a freezer full of this soup by the end of the summer!!!!!!!!!!!!


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