Boursin Potato Soup with Bacon & Chives

Boursin Potato Soup with Bacon & Chives

For a bite-sized, easier-to-eat garnish, dice the bacon and cook it, then just sprinkle it over the servings.
Servings 4 Servings
Author Cuisine at Home

Ingredients

  • 4 strips thick-sliced bacon halved on the bias
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup diced carrots
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh garlic
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 lb. gold potatoes such as Yukon or Klondike, peeled and diced (6-8 cups)
  • 1 pkg garlic and fine Herbs Boursin cheese crumbled (5.3 oz)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup minced fresh chives

Instructions

  1. COOK:
  2. strips thick-sliced bacon, halved on the bias
  3. SWEAT:
  4. cup diced onions
  5. ½ cup diced celery
  6. ½ cup diced carrots
  7. tbsp minced fresh garlic
  8. ADD:
  9. cups low-sodium chicken broth
  10. cup water
  11. lb. gold potatoes (such as Yukon or Klondike), peeled and diced (6-8 cups)
  12. STIR IN:
  13. pkg garlic and fine Herbs Boursin cheese, crumbled (5.3 oz)
  14. Salt and black pepper to taste
  15. ¼ cup minced fresh chives
  16. Cook bacon in large pot until crisp. Transfer bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate; reserve 1 tbsp. drippings.
  17. Sweat onions, celery, carrot, and garlic in drippings in same pot over medium heat until onions soften, 5 minutes.
  18. Add broth, water, and potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until potatoes are fork-tender, 10-12 minutes.
  19. Pulse soup with a handheld blender until partially pureed.
  20. Stir in cheese until it melts. Simmer soup 1-2 minutes more; season with salt and pepper.
  21. Garnish each serving with bacon and chives
  22. Makes 4 servings (8 cups)
  23. Total time – 45 minutes

 

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