Swede and potato soup

This potato soup recipe is for swede and potato soup.  If looking for a simple soup recipe, this swede and potato soup will be ideal.

Ingredients – Serves 4

  • 800g potatoes (maris piper)
  • 400g swede
  • 1.4 lt chicken or vegetable stock
  • Salt and milled black pepper, to taste
  • Chopped parsley, to garnish

Getting everything ready

  1. Make the chicken stock.
  2. Wash, peel and rewash the potatoes and swede.  Cut 50g of the swede into a fine julienne, blanch in boiling salted water and refresh to use as garnish.  Chop the remaining swede into a large dice.  Chop the potatoes into large dice.
  3. Roughly chop the parsley.


  1. Place the diced swede and potato into a large saucepan, cover with about 1 litre of the stock and bring to the boil.  Turn down the heat and simmer for 35-40 minutes; the potatoes should be over cooked and mushy.
  2. Remove from the heat, allow to cool a little and carefully pour into a liquidiser and blend into a smooth, creamy liquid.
  3. Return the potato soup to the saucepan onto a medium heat, add the remaining stock to obtain the consistency of double cream.
  4. Season to taste and ladle the potato soup into warmed soup bowls.  Garnish with the julienne of swede, a little milled black pepper and chopped parsley.
  5. Serve the swede and potato soup with large pieces of warmed bread

Watch swede and potato soup being made

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