Courgette Soup Recipe



  • 2 lbs (900 g) courgettes
  • ½ lb (225 g) potatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1½  pints (900 ml) water or white vegetable stock
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped oregano
  • 1 tablesepoon chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 oz (56 g) grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cream


  1. Wash the courgettes and chop into chunks. Peel and cut the potatoes into small cubes.
  2. Peel and slice the onion. Crush the garlic.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and add the onion and garlic. Lightly fry for about 5 minutes to soften.
  4. Add the potatoes to the pan, cover with half of the stock or water, bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer for about 15 minutes until half-cooked..
  5. Add the courgette chunks, salt and pepper to taste, chopped oregano and basil and the rest of the stock or water, bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are fully cooked.
  6. Either rub through a sieve or put through a blender to make a smooth pureee.
  7. Return to a clean pan, re-heat and add the cream, grated parmesan and chopped chives without boiling.
  8. Serve immediately with a sprinkling of cheese on the top of the bowls.

Serves 4.

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brian coats @ 9:18 am #

What a great site, didn't know what to do with the tons of courgettes I was geting from the allotment. The courgette cake is absolutely superb suggest everyone makes one thank you

The courgette and potato soup was so easy to make and tasted absolutely superb. As new allotment holders it's been great to reap the rewards and produce a meal made (almost – haven't quite got round to cheese or creme freche yet) entirely from our own crops. Thank you!

christine heggie @ 10:24 am #

Best soup we have ever tasted and so easy to make

mally foston @ 5:41 pm #

fresh veg from our allotment, very easy to make, great taste. soup erb. lol

Debs @ 5:36 pm #

Have been searching for receipes to use up the glut of courgettes and have just made this one. Delicious, really delicious. Tasted good even without the parmesan cheese and chives. One question is it basil or parsley as the ingredient list and instructions differ?

soapdoddger @ 9:07 pm #

found this on the net as this was one of the easiest recipies i found. without all the faffing and the use of stock….made it in about half an hour with a great smell in the kitchen followed by a great taste – even the wife liked it.
the only thing was when i reheated the left over the next day the cream felt sort of curdled, so in future if im making any for the next day i'll leave out the cream until i need it ……..

Keith @ 16:15 @ 4:17 pm #

From the plant to the pot. Used your recipie on the mouths of some sceptics the empty plates spoke volumes.

Sarah R @ 1:00 am #

Fri 28 August 2009 – we made, we ate, we ate, we ate. We made double amount. 4lbs courgette gone in a jiffy. Thank you for sharing.

Friday 25th.September,2009 7.25pm.
Thank you for sharing this fabulous recipe. It is so easy to make and simply delicious. I will be passing this on to all my family and friends. Already I am planning to make the courgette cake and many many more from your extensive library! I will keep you posted. Best regards.

John Merriman @ 4:41 pm #

This delicious recipe is similar to one very popular in France as the classic family supper; but instead of adding cheese in the cooking each member of the family adds her/his segment of "La Vache Qui Rit" (Laughing Cow) – the equivalent of Dailylea which is a lovely part of the ritual!

Tina @ 11:41 am #

Tried this recipe last night and I have to say that it must be one of the best soup recipes I've ever made, even my husband liked it!!!! I used mascarpone instead of cream, only because I had it in the fridge. Thanks, great site.

pam holmes @ 5:38 pm #

Hi, can you freeze soup please.

Gwen Synclairs @ 1:33 pm #

Just tried the above recipe and it is delicious. My husband doesn't like courgettes and after growing them I didn't want to keep giving them away. He loved the soup. I also put some home grown chillies in it (without the seeds) which gave it a nice kick!! Will definitely be trying more of your recipes as this is my first year of allotment growing and I have grown far too much of everything!! Thanks again.

Sue Nicholson @ 2:37 pm #

The Courgette Soup recipe if fabulous and has used up literally pounds and pounds of courgettes from our allotment. I have tweaked it a bit and added, broccoli, stilton and a dash of white wine. Superb!

Cynthia Crane @ 4:57 pm #

Thank you – such a simple recipe and such a delicious result – as others have said it doesn't even need the cream or cheese for it to be really tasty, but they are a lovely addition!

Mandy @ 5:31 pm #

I am fortunate that a good friend has an allotment and is very generous with courgette donations. I have made this recipe quite a few times now and its wonderful. Very tasty, great to take on camping trips. I don't think it needs the cream and cheese, just some lovely bread and you have a nourishing meal.

Pai-kun @ 11:43 am #

Judging from all the comments, this looks like it's gonna be a great soup. I'm planning on making it for my Home Ec class. How long does it take, preparation and cooking time?

ed @ 11:15 am #

Hi, I fancy trying this especially after all the positive comments – do the courgettes have to be peeled/skinned first?

Bez @ 10:36 am #

This is the best courgette soup recipe I have found. Had loads of courgettes last year so froze quite a lot of them and found this is the best way to use up frozen courgettes.

Sesh @ 5:29 pm #

Teenagers loved it!!

Hester @ 7:19 am #

I made a triple batch yesterday after reading all the positive comments and we have not been disappointed! This tastes superb, we used creme fraiche and cheddar since that's what was in the fridge, and it was lovely. The rest of the courgettes (I did have 17 of the things in the fridge) have gone into the chocolate courgette cake which is equally delicious (if not quite as healthy!). Thank you very much for this.

tracey @ 9:44 am #

Just started to grow some fresh herbs and some veg, so looking forward to making oils and lots of soup, many thanks for ideas and recipes, hope to experiment with things and pass on some recipes

Jooles @ 11:48 am #

I've just finished making this soup. It was incredibly easy to make and as we have a huge amount of courgettes growing recipes are always welcome. Next I will be making a Courgette tomato and cheese gratin for this evenings meal.
The soup is now cooling on the stove, when cold I will freeze it. I've not yet added the cheese I will continue from step seven when I defrost and re-heat it. Thanks for the recipe.

debswebs @ 2:18 pm #

This is a fab soup, we have been using this recipe for a couple of years now and always love it. I've just made it with marrow – well an over-size courgette, peeled the tough skin away, used just parsley for herbs as we have loads, and it was still great. Thanks for the original recipe :)

jaidinnvanilla @ 4:03 pm #

Love the recipe, my daughter brought a couple of courgettes from her garden and it was delicious!
Thanks for the recipe.

dawn @ 11:23 am #

tastes lovely – looks like a Halloween dish!!. (note to self, don't use red onion)

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