Zucchini (courgette) Potato Soup with pasta

Zucchini (courgette) Potato Soup with pasta

By 09/01/2015

So how did you start off this year? Are you on a diet, simply eating less or are you just not thinking about it and carrying on with your normal diet?

I can say with certainty that I fit into the latter, how could a food blogger be any different after all? I am surrounded by food all the time, cooking for the blog and for my family at the same time. Tonight I am making pizza along with something I am baking to post on the site.

Sometimes I feel I could open a restaurant! Who knows, that could be a possibility one day.

Whatever your diet at the moment, I have a soup which will fit any need: it is light, nutritious and tasty! Inspired by the classic courgette/zucchini and potatoes Sicilian soup recipe. The original recipe uses local Sicilian courgettes called "Cucuzza": a longer and sweet type of zucchini (courgettes).

This has gone into my children's thermos for their school's pack lunch today along with some cheese and bread.

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 40 minutes


Remove the skins from the tomatoes by pouring hot water over them.

Peel the potatoes, wash the courgettes (zucchini) and chop them into cubes. Chop the skinned tomatoes too.

chopped vegetables

Chop the onion finely and stir fry it in a sauce pan with 2 tbsp of olive oil until translucent.

stir frying onion

Add the chopped vegetables then cover them up with cold water. Add the stock cube, salt and pepper to taste and cook for 35 minutes with the lid on.

Zucchini potato soup with pasta

Cut the spaghetti into small pieces and add them in the last 8 minutes of cooking (see packet instructions). Continue cooking whilst stirring from time to time.

Zucchini potato soup with pasta

Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with basil leaves.

Zucchini potato soup with pasta

IĀ  am entering this to Extra Veg with Helen at Utterly Scrummy and to Cooking with Herbs with Karen at Lavender & Lovage.

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16 Responses to Zucchini (courgette) Potato Soup with pasta

    • Alida

      Grazie Lina. It is a tasty soup šŸ™‚

  1. la cucina di Molly

    Che bella minestra gustosa, leggera e sana, perfetta per riprenderci dopo le abbuffate di queste feste! Un abbraccio!

  2. gloria

    Look soo good Alida !
    I love courgettes!

  3. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    This looks amazing nice and warm. It snowed here this morning and the temps are still freezing so this would be a wonderful soup. I love all the ingredients. Beautiful bowl of goodness.
    Your children must love their lunch time. I remember my mom would give me a good lunch with Italian foods and cheese. It was strange here in the city, but all of my friends would gather around me at school and want to know what I had for the days lunch. You are a great mom! Thanks for sharing your soup recipe. Have a wonderful and fun weekend!
    Dottie šŸ™‚

    • Alida

      Thank you Dottie. We love our kids to grow up healthy and strong and nothing can be better than a hot good homemade bowl of soup, especially in the winter! Have a nice weekend x

  4. Diana

    You TOTALLY should think about a restaurant!!! Wouldn’t that be fun?!??! Keep up that dream….could EASILY become a reality!!!! šŸ™‚

  5. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    Delicious soup. As always full of Mediterranean sunshine Alida. You should definitely think about the restaurant idea….. it would be packed full of people enjoying you amazing food!

    • Alida

      Thank you Kate!

  6. Alison

    I love the look of this soup, it would bring a splash of colour to a cold day. I bet it is really tasty as well

    • Alida

      Thank you Alison. I can see we both like soup! šŸ™‚

  7. Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

    I do love a proper meal in a bowl soup and this looks perfect for cold winter days. Thank you for sending to #ExtraVeg

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  9. Rosalba DeBenedictis

    This soup was always made by my mom and Nonna very Sicilian born and raised. The honor was lasted on to me to carry this traditional soup. So making it tomorrow.

    • Alida

      A classic one.. I always make it too.

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