Recipe | Cheese, Apple and Parsnip Soup

Comforting, creamy and incredibly simple to make. This is probably as healthy as my comfort food gets, but this velvety soup is just the most delicious thing to tuck into on a cold, winters day.

For a healthier version, you can leave out the cheddar. It’s still delicious!

Ingredients |Serves 4

  • 3 apples, chopped
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 500g parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary, chopped, plus extra to garnish
  • 200g mature cheddar – chopped
  • 700ml of vegetable stock
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 250ml whole milk
  • Double cream, to drizzle (optional)


  1. Heat up the oil in a large sauce pan, add the onions and a pinch of salt, and cook over a medium heat until softened.
  2. Add the parsnips, apples, rosemary and paprika into the saucepan then pour in the vegetable stock.
  3. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and leave to simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and blend to the soup consistency you prefer.
  5. In the saucepan, stir the milk into the soup until well combined.
  6. Heat the soup on a low to medium heat and add 70g of the cheddar cheese, stirring until it has completely melted. Season if necessary.
  7. Divide the remaining cheese into 4 bowls and pour the soup on top. Drizzle over the cream, a pinch of paprika and rosemary and serve with warm, buttery bread.



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