Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

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(210 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 cucurbit, 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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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.
17th May, 2018
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!
2nd Nov, 2017
This soup was... Just ok. I found it pretty bland if I'm honest! A shame, given the high rating.
17th Jul, 2017
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!
19th Feb, 2017
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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7th Feb, 2017
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.
16th Jan, 2017
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.
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!
24th Aug, 2016
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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