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Recipe

Zucchini soup with cheesy croutons

This warming Italian-style soup is a great family meal for when zucchini are in season and cheap. For some added Italian flavour, use a good parmesan instead of the cheese mix.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Zucchini soup with cheesy croutons
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 rashers, rindless bacon, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 large zucchini, chopped
  • 4 cup vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1/2 baguette, cut into 8 slices
  • 1 cup grated three-cheese mix

Method

Zucchini soup with cheesy croutons
  • 1
    Heat oil in a large saucepan on medium. Saute onion, bacon and garlic for 4-5 minutes, until onion is tender.
  • 2
    Add zucchini and stock to pan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until tender.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, preheat grill to hot. Arrange bread on a foil-lined tray. Sprinkle with cheese. Grill for 2-3 minutes, until cheese melts.
  • 4
    Use a hand blender or food processor to process soup until slightly chunky. Season to taste. Serve soup with cheesy croutons.

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