Watercress and Stilton Soup

This is everyones favourite. It tastes nothing like Watercress but has a wonderful flavour and colour, is really simple to make and always goes down extremely well with friends and family. I gave this recipe to my sister who cooked for L.A.Fitness, they were so impressed it's now on the menu!!

Serves 4
Prep time 10 min
Cooking time 45 min

  • 2 Potatoes
  • 1 Onion
  • 5 Bunches of Watercress
  • 1 1/2 Pints of Chicken stock
  • 2 oz Butter
  • 2 oz Stilton or any good Blue cheese


  • Peel potatoes and chop into small cubes
  • Chop onion
  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the onion and potatoes, sweat for 5-10 minutes
  • Stirring frequently to avoid burning, add a little olive oil if necessary
  • Add Watercress and stock
  • Simmer for about 30 minutes
  • Leave to cool down a little
  • Liquidise
  • Pour back into the saucepan to reheat
  • Season and crumble cheese in just before serving

Cooks Tip

  • I use unsalted butter as it prevents burning
  • This soup looks great served in white soup bowls with fresh crusty bread


  • Large saucepan

Shopping List

  • Potatoes
  • Onion
  • Watercress
  • Chicken stock
  • Butter
  • Stilton
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