Hearty potato and cheese soup

Hearty potato and cheese soup

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About this recipe: This lovely potato and cheese soup hits the spot every time. Pretty quick to make, simple method and perfect served with some crusty bread.


Serves: 6 

  • 500g potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 750ml stock, of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 150g petits pois peas
  • 200g cheese, of your choice
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 200g ham, diced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • fresh parsley, chopped

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. In a saucepan combine the potatoes and stock and boil for about 20 minutes, until potatoes are soft.
  2. In a frying pan heat oil and cook leek, garlic and peas for a few minutes.
  3. Add cheese to the soup and heat, until melted. Stir in cream cheese and ham. Boil soup for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste, sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.


If you like your soup smooth in consistency, blend the soup using a handheld liquidiser in step 3 prior to serving.

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