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we loved it! thick and filling, so better as a main dish. very tasty and easy to make.

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Melany * October 14, 2002

Great recipe! Filling as a main course with salad or as an appetizer. My company and family loved it!

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Jan1966 February 25, 2002

I made the LAZIEST version of this soup imaginable, and it still came out fabulous. I used half a pound of bacon (about 8 strips?) that I had cooked up earlier in the week, crumbled and stuck in the freezer. I subbed the onion for a tablespoon of onion powder and the minced garlic for a quarter teaspoon of garlic powder (my very picky daughter does not like chunks of onion in anything). Started off by putting the water, potato, bacon, boullion cubes, garlic powder and onion powder in the pot together, then followed the recipe from there. Added an eighth of a teaspoon of ground white pepper right before serving.

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rainwalkersarah March 03, 2015

I love this! I added a few chopped baby carrots and a celery stalk with the onion. I used 1 1/2 TBSP cornstarch instead of flour so it would be GF. And I didn't have evaporated milk, so I substituted one cup of whole milk. It turned out great. It's an easy, hearty, delicious soup.

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Penni J. January 03, 2014

Very good. Replaced evaporated milk with powdered milk. Evaporated milk is milk minus 60 percent water. 350 Ml = 3/4 Cup powder and 1 1/2 Cup water or twelve oz. At 60 percent. Still very creamy plus lowers the fat.

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chriseats62 June 02, 2013

Very good and easy to make. I also added the chopped bacon just before serving. I don't like squishy bacon. I also used chicken broth instead of the bouillon cubes. Thanks Kat for a great recipe.

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Connie Lea April 01, 2009

I almost didnt get any!! Right after making this last night I had to go to a school meeting. When I got back, DW and DS had eaten all but ONE bowl full! DW said she had a hard time to not finish it all. Used 3 cups chicken broth and whipping cream in place of water/bouillon cubes and evaporated milk. It was great, will definitely make MANY times again. Thanks Kat!

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Heat Freak March 17, 2009

Excellent! I added 1 carrot and one stalk celery and just used normal bacon because that is what I had. I served with a fresh green salad and homemade wheat rolls. My 6 year old who has never been a super fan of soups liked this so much she requested it for her birthday dinner! Dh who I can only get to eat soup by making homemade bread with it (he loves bread and hates soups) said this was good and said it didn't really count as soup because it was thick and creamy. Simple yet delicious!!!

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healthy cook for 8 March 13, 2009

I thought this was very good, but I didn't feel that the bacon or bacon grease added much to the taste. Next time I fix it I will use diced ham. Overall a definate keeper. Thanks for sharing.

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P.J. November 09, 2008

This was really tasty, however I didn't know if or when you should add the bacon, so I added it with the potatoes, it was so creamy yumm..

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Gidget January 24, 2002
Bacon and Potato Chowder