Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Boursin Potato Soup

A pot of simmering soup. What a thing of beauty.

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Soup is a comfort when it's rainy and I like making soup. This recipe I shamelessly stole from my friend Deb at Kahakai Kitchen. Her recipe may be found HERE.  I had planned to make this and post it when we were having daily downpours.  Now it's sunny.  Either way, I like soup.  This saves you from reading a rain rant and we can right to this easy and delicious bowl of goodness.


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I modified the recipe as I didn't have leeks or celery.  What I did was add additonal green onion and carrots to make up the bulk. Topped it all with pepper and chopped scallions.

Boursin Potato Soup

5 potatoes, peels and chunked
2 medium carrots sliced thinly
7 scallions and half and onion, sliced thinly
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
bay leaf powder, ground up
salt and pepper to taste
roughly 4 cups chicken broth
1 5-oz. package of herb Boursin cheese

Heat the olive oil in your soup pot.  Saute the onions, carrots and garlic for about 4 minutes.  Make sure they are soft.  Now add the potatoes and broth.  Use vegetable broth if you'd like to make it vegetarian.

Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes making sure the potatoes have cooked.  Deb pulled some out to blend in a food processor but I opted for the lazy way and used my immersion blender.  I didn't blend it completely smooth but allowed a few chunks of potato to remain.

At this point add the Boursin cheese into the pot and whisk to blend.  It thickens up a bit but you can add more broth if you like it soupier.  It's a rich and delicious soup and  I know we will make it again.

Much thaks to Deb for posting her recipe.  Now I will share it with her at Souper Sunday and also with Marg for Weekend Cooking event.  See links below.




24 comments:

  1. I love Boursin and I can imagine it would be amazing in potato soup! Definitely saving this recipe.

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    1. Katherine, it was easy and I wish we had more!

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  2. That sounds delicious, but I never met a potato that I didn't like. We had potato-leek soup for lunch, but ours was a cold variety as it's pretty warm weather here. I made it last week and it lasted for 3 meals. No cheese -- just heavy cream!

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. I am also a fan of potatoes, any sort. I have not tried a cold version but with the upcoming hot weather that would be a treat.

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  3. I love Boursin cheese, but never thought of adding it to potato soup - yum!!

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    1. It whisks in very well and makes it so creamy. I have Deb to thank for this idea and inspiration.

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  4. Soup is always a comfort food for me and when it contains potatoes, well even more so! Sounds delicious

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    1. Thank you, Judee. Deb was my inspiration on this one!

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  5. Love soup too. Wondering if the cheese is salty?

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    1. Jackie, no the cheese didn't give it a salty taste at all.

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  6. Boursin and potato soup? When's dinner--I'm on my way.

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  7. I'm glad you liked it! Your version looks delicious and now I want some again. ;-) Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week.

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    1. Deb, you have quite a few soup recipes I want to try and I am glad I finally made this one.

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  8. I was in a soup mood yesterday and made white cannellini bean soup. A very comforting sort of food. Never heard of Boursin cheese, so it's true- you learn something new every day.

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    1. Claudia, on it's own it's an herby spreadable sort of cheese. Not bad but I like the firmer cheeses for bread and wine. In a soup it's amazing!

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  9. I'm not sure I've ever had Boursin - I'll have to check it out. Cheers

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  10. It is definitely soup weather here! We are planning to try and make a new to us soup this week.

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    1. Marg. You are getting your winter and we are sweltering, at least here in north Florida. But we always like soup.

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  11. Great recipe! Too hot for hot soup here today, but boursin cheese sounds like a good shortcut to add extra flavor to almost any creamy soup!

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    1. Laurie, it definitely bumps up the flavors and texture.

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  12. sounds lovely, its raining here in Wales so this would be most welcome right now.

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    1. Shaheen, I think I like soup the best when it's a rainy day. Comfort food.

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