Potato, Carrot & Stilton Soup

Do you still have some leftover Stilton from the Christmas cheeseboard languishing in the fridge? Then I have just the recipe for you! My boys love this soup, though I do hold back a bit on the Stilton for them. They will eat it in the soup, but as a self confessed cheese addict I like a lot more Stilton in mine, so I just throw some extra on top.

Ingredients

  • small handful of shallots (3-4 depending on size)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • olive oil
  • 500g potatoes
  • 500g carrots
  • 2 litres vegetable stock (or water + stock powder according to packet instructions)
  • 200g Stilton, crumbled
  • 150ml single cream
  • salt & pepper

Directions

  • Peel the potatoes and carrots and chop into small chunks, ca 1-2cm big.
  • Peel and finely chop the shallots.
  • Fry the shallots with 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat until they have softened
  • Peel and crush the garlic, and add to the shallots to cook for another minute.
  • Add the potatoes, carrots and stock and bring to the boil.
  • Lower the heat and simmer gently for 30 minutes or until the potatoes and carrots are soft and easily give way if you press a fork against them.
  • Use a hand blender to blitz everything until smooth, being careful not to burn yourself.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in the cream and most of the Stilton (keep some aside as garnish) and heat through gently. If your kids aren’t too keen on the strong taste of Stilton, just use half the amount and add some extra in for the adults after you have served the kids.
  • Serve with some extra Stilton scattered on top, if you please. Tastes great with oatcakes – also left over from our cheeseboard!

7 Comments on Potato, Carrot & Stilton Soup

  1. Sabina Green
    January 11, 2019 at 4:30 pm (6 days ago)

    Oh this sounds delicious! I would love to try it. Although there isn’t much left over cheese here!

  2. Wendy
    January 13, 2019 at 8:05 am (4 days ago)

    YUM! I absolutely love a homemade soup and this one sounds so nice, I love recipes that include cheese so this one is a winner in my eyes xx

  3. Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs
    January 13, 2019 at 11:39 am (4 days ago)

    Oh, I love a nice warming bowl of soup this weather and am always on the lookout for new recipes. This looks really tasty! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Rachael
    January 13, 2019 at 2:49 pm (4 days ago)

    I have really started to get into making my own soups and this sounds lush.

  5. Anosa
    January 13, 2019 at 9:05 pm (4 days ago)

    We do love making soup from the leftovers but not tried this one, thanks for the recipe.

  6. Sonia
    January 14, 2019 at 2:32 pm (3 days ago)

    This looks really delicious! I’m not a fan of stilton but I’d love to give this a try!
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