This was a really good soup. I made this a little lighter by using nonfat milk and halving the tub margarine. I also subbed 2 cups of the milk as broth, and added potatoes. I intended to use the bacon substitute, but then I had corned beef left over -- so just used that. We liked the flavors and method, it is different from what I usually make, and we enjoyed it.
We enjoyed this simple soup. I made some minor changes to the recipe but I don't think it really changed the recipe at all. I used regular butter (but a bit less than the amount called for), 1% milk (instead of the 2% milk as called for in the recipe) and regular bacon, cooked and crumbled. I was out of paprika - so I skipped that but used a lot of pepper! I also skipped the cream cheese (mentioned in the description), so all-in-all I think my calorie/fat content was a bit higher than the original recipe but delicious all the same. Thanks for sharing!