Marrow Soup with Cheesy Chilli Croutons

2 reviews, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 30 minutes

This is excellent for using your overgrown courgettes!!


1 medium marrow; peeled, deseeded and chopped
1 large potato; peeled and diced
1 medium onion; sliced
12 oz Water
1 vegetable stock cube
1 chicken stock cube
12 oz milk
1 Salt
freshly ground black pepper and spice
few sprigs parsley
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 For the Croutons -
4 slices Bread; cubed
1 Pat butter
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Chilli flakes
1 oz cheddar cheese; finely grated

Original recipe makes 4



Heat the oil and butter in a heavy based pan, when melted add the onion and cook, stirring until softened.

Add the marrow and potato and sweat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, dissolve the vegetable stock cube and the chicken stock cube in 12 fl oz of boiling water. Add this to the pan.

Add the milk and bring to the boil, stirring continuously.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Turn down heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Remove from heat and blend with a hand blender until desired consistency.

Spoon into dishes and sprinkle with parsley sprigs.

Croutons -

Grease a non stick baking tray with the butter.

In a dish combine the oil and chilli flakes, add the cubed bread and stir, scatter on the greased baking sheet and cook in oven at 200 C for 10-15 mins until crispy. Immediately sprinkle with the grated cheese and serve with the soup.

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Made the soup without croutons - still very yummy! Going to see how well it freezes...
kitkat1234 5y ago

This recipe makes 4 bowls of soup as a starter or two as a light main meal served with extra crusty bread. [I posted this recipe.]
cookerina 7y ago

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