This was very good. I used a combination of chicken stock and ham stock rather than water, and cut the cheese to 2 cups instead of 3. I think without using the stocks it would have needed some more flavor, so I'm glad I had those in the fridge needing to be used. I used the instant potatoes as I prefer a thicker soup, although I tasted it before adding the package and liked it with the thinner texture too.
This was very good. I omitted the packaged potato mash and used fresh garlic instead of the powder. We loved the Leeks in the soup. We have only begun getting this locally quite recently and we keep discovering new facets of this vegetable. Thank you :) Fay