Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

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(211 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 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
    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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heybear
1st Sep, 2015
5.05
This is one of my all-time favourite soups. Simple and truly delicious.
carolannhardy
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 :)
yummymummychef
19th Aug, 2015
5.05
Delicious soup - love this soup and so does everyone I give it to! Great to store in the freezer and use for autumnal suppers too!
kayclemwistow
2nd Aug, 2015
4.05
Gorgeous! Even my husband liked it and he doesn't like courgettes!
cherrypie122
18th Mar, 2016
5.05
Same here - other half doesn't like courgette but absolutely loves the soup!
SmartPig
29th Jul, 2015
5.05
Bet this would be great with some diced fried/grilled bacon added at the end after blitzing the soup - going to try that next time!
SmartPig
29th Jul, 2015
5.05
Really nice soup. I added a few baby carrots and a handful of mushrooms that needed using up, plus a couple of cloves of pickled garlic and a handful each of fresh basil and flat leaf parsley. Seasoned very well with pepper and nutmeg. The soup is wholesome and warming, but feels light and healthy at the same time. iI have gluts from the allotment of everything I used, so will definitely be making this one again - the freezing is a bonus.
ZiggyChew
27th May, 2015
4.05
Quite tasty although flavours didn't blow my mind. Lovely green colour and it tasted healthy (not in a horrible way). Good to make when your cupboards are starting to look bare! Halved the recipe as only had 2.5 courgettes, used a smallish onion instead of the spring onions as didn't have any and replaced the vegetable stock for watery gravy (as usual, because we never have stock). Kept the amount of cheese the same despite other people's recommendations as didn't want it too fatty, just sprinkled a tiny bit extra on to serve. All in all it made a decent lunch. Went down well with the family, would make again.
valerie88
30th Apr, 2015
This is a really easy soup to make and tastes amazing. It is also low in calories and I made sure I used reduced fat mature chedder to give it a good cheesy taste.
BoBo
1st Apr, 2015
Did not have any spring onions, so skipped them, but I added some chili flakes to add a little colour and flavour when serving. Really nice and light soup.

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