This is really more a quick recipe than a “hack,” but it seems every tip and hint is now a hack, so that’s what I’m going with. We’re going to dress up a pre-made soup with a couple ingredients and get an entrée (or soup course) that tastes like you worked so hard.
First, get lobster bisque. Panera sells a 16-ounce tub in the refrigerated deli section of supermarkets, but I’d suggest the Walmart Marketside version. It’s cheaper and by the time we doctor it up, any quality difference will be buried.