The already seasoned cheese in this absolutely creamy Butternut-Boursin-Bacon Soup puts the flavor over the top. Serve this soup as an appetizer or side dish when you are looking to impress.
The weather has turned chilly and cold in Oregon. The mornings have been grey and foggy with misting rain. The afternoons are a mix of sun and clouds with an evening chill in the air. You can smell the burning fireplaces heating the homes in the country and the falling leaves are bright orange, yellow and brown. It’s definitely soup weather!
I finally made it to Costco the other day, it had been a couple of months. The holidays are in full force in that store, especially with all the specialty cheese and meats making a seasonal appearance. One cheese spread I always stock the fridge with during this time of year is Boursin. It’s the perfect appetizer for when guests drop by and it tastes good. So while I bought several 3-packs during my Costco run, I started thinking I wanted to melt this cheese into a soup.
Butternut squash and bacon seemed like the perfect choice for my melting experiment. I know Boursin is often used in mashed potatoes and pasta sauces, but I had never tried it. After using it here, I can see why it’s so popular in those types of dishes. It does melt really easy and is already flavored, a big plus for soup!
I hope you give this a try as a first course meal or an entree served with bread, I have a feeling you’ll really enjoy it.
I would have loved some cayenne pepper in this soup for a little heat, but I was out. Next time!
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