Bogeyman soup

(24 ratings)

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Bogeyman soup, Change4Life
Bogeyman soup, Change4Life
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

A gorgeous green healthy soup that's full of nutritious vegetables, which the kids might not usually like to eat - just donít tell them whatís in it!


  • 2 leeks, washed and sliced
  • 250g broccoli, broken into florets
  • 250g potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 600ml (1 pint) vegetable or chicken stock
  • 100g spinach, washed
  • 300ml (Ĺ pint) semi-skimmed milk
  • Ground black pepper

Top tip: You can use vegetable or chicken stock cubes, or concentrated stock from a jar, following the instructions to make up the correct strength for 600ml (1 pint) of water. Cover, cool and refrigerate the soup, using it within 3 days of making and re-heat thoroughly before serving.


  1. Put the leeks, broccoli and potatoes into a large saucepan and add the stock.
  2. Heat until just boiling, then turn the heat down. Cook over a lowheat with the lid on for 15-20 mins or until the potatoes are tender.
  3. Add the spinach and cook gently for another 2-3 mins, until the leaves wilt down.
  4. Blend the soup to a puree using a hand-held stick blender, ortransfer it to a food processor or blender and whizz until smooth. Add the milk and reheat gently, seasoning with ground black pepper. Serve.

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Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 127(kcal)
  • Fat 3.0g
  • Saturates 1.0g
  • Sugars 7.0g
  • Salt 0.2g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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What would be a good substitute for the milk in this recipe?

Debbie Moss

WOW! Such a delicious soup!!! After reading the two comments below I too decided to add two garlic cloves to this soup and I`m so glad that I did! A super success! And my 3 kids love it, too! I will will be making it again, for sure!

etha struick

We enjoyed it!! I loved the fresh green colour and the sensation of the surprising tastes that mix so well! I have added some garlic, sounded like a good idea and it was! No fresh spinach? I added frozen spinach with cream and it was super! I never reheat a dish with spinach but advise to add the frozen spinach later - needs no more blending, so easy! Etha Struick, France


Honestly I am shocked at the comment below! I am far from a vegetarian but this soup is one of my all time favourites. I will admit, the appearence isn't exactly ideal, but if you are able to look past it, the taste is phenominal. My partner and I are huge garlic fans but really struggle to get the veg and greens we need into our diet, and this soup has been such a life saver. We add a few crunchy croutons and a few garlic cloves into the recipe but it has never failed us. Fantastic soup, will always rate is 9.5/10. Give it a go.


This is my first comment. I am shocked no-one has left a comment on this soup or am l? You 89 waiting to get your own back? LOL! While it was easy to prepare and cook the outcome resembles soggy lawn mower cuttings! Whist it is not offensive to the taste buds it would be more suited to a grass eating mammal! The colour is enough to put you off believe me! I did think after trying the soup it would me more suited to the Gillain McKeith types as a health drink or maybe adding some low fat soft cheese may improve the taste? I wont be making it again and how anyone can get their kids ( as suggested in the write up) to try this soup wants an award!!!! Did they feed them it in the dark?

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