Courgette and fennel soup with rocket & Parmesan and crusty bread

Courgette and Fennel Soup Recipe

50 Minutes
Serves: 2

This light fresh courgette and fennel soup is made with chopped courgette, fennel, onions and potatoes, the soup is flavoured with garlic, rocket and parmesan, and blended till smooth. The soup is served with a sprinkled of chopped parsley and some warm crusty bread

Recipe Ingreds


  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 50 grams butter
  • 1 courgette
  • 100 ml double cream
  • 1 bulb fennel (bulb)
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 1 onions
  • 20 grams parmesan or pecorino cheese
  • 150 grams potatoes
  • 20 grams rocket leaves
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 stock cube veg
  • 750 ml water (boiling)


  • 2 crusty bread rolls
  • 2 sprig fresh parsley

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • peel and slice the potatoes
  • peel and chop the onion(s) finely
  • wash and slice the fennel into strips
  • peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely

Step 2

  • heat the butter in a pan
  • add the onions, potatoes, fennel and garlic
  • cook until soft

Step 3

  • boil the water and add to the stock cube
  • add the stock to the pan
  • Bring to the boil and boil for a few minutes
  • simmer for 15 minutes

Step 4

  • wash and dice the courgettes
  • add to the pan
  • add the rocket
  • cook for 5 minutes

Step 5

  • remove the pan from the heat
  • using a hand blender liquidise the soup until smooth
  • Add the cream
  • return to the heat and warm gently do not boil

Step 6

  • if cooking extra for the freezer
  • remove the extra and set aside

Step 7

  • grate the parmesan
  • add the cheese to the soup
  • stir to mix the ingredients
  • season with salt and pepper

Step 8

  • ladle the soup into serving bowls

Step 9

  • wash and finely chop the fresh parsley
  • Sprinkle the soup with parsley
  • serve with crusty rolls

Step 10

  • if cooking extra for the freezer
  • store the soup in a freezable container allow to cool and then place in freezer

Recipe Utensils

  • 2 chopping board
  • 1 Garlic crusher
  • 1 grater
  • 1 hand liquidiser
  • 1 jug
  • 2 large knife
  • 1 large pan

How to make courgette and fennel soup (overview)

This soup is ideal for a light lunch or starter for a family meal or dinner party, it is a sophisticated soup, but it liked by adults and children alike.

Slice the potatoes, onions and fennel and place in a pan lightly caramelize for flavour.  Add the vegetable stock and cook till the vegetables are soft. Add the rocket and courgettes cook for a further 5 minutes and then blend till smooth. The soup is finished with grated parmesan, serve in a warmed bowl with a sprinkle of chopped parsley and some crusty bread or crispy croutons

Can you freeze courgette fennel soup?

Courgettes are bountiful at certain times of the year so finding recipes that allow you to freeze them is ideal. This dish is suitable for freezing, but it is essential to leave out the parmesan before freezing, as the soup will become very salty during the freezing and reheating process, so add the parmesan cheese when you reheat.

When to cook fennel and courgette soup

This fennel and zucchini soup makes the perfect light lunch or supper in the winter, or you can serve with sandwiches for a quick evening meal. It also makes the perfect starter for any social event.

Who will love this dish?

This recipe is perfect for the whole family, it is great for family and It is ideal for vegetarians.

Dinner party starter

This classic courgette soup  is perfect as a dinner party starter, especially for a winter family meal or dinner with friends, it can also be used for a French or Italian themed dinner. Serve it with lentil lamb hanks and a lemon tart.

What to serve fennel courgette soup?

We serve this soup with crusty rolls, but it will taste great with toast, melba toast, and croutons

What makes our fennel soup with courgettes the best

Courgettes or zucchinis make an ideal base for the soup and combined with fennel makes the perfect combination. The flavours in this dish are complimented with the addition of rocket and parmesan giving it a peppery and creamy finish. The flavours in this recipe are a bit different from the usual and create a sophisticated recipe.

Vegetarian soup recipes 

Roast Butternut Squash Soup with Crusty Rolls
Leek & Potato Soup
Creamy Garlic Mushroom Soup
Carrot and Coriander Soup with Crusty Rolls

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