Heavenly! It is soooo thick, rich and creamy. I used reduced-fat cream cheese with no problem. I used a potato masher and gave the soup a few mashes. The only extra thing I added was salt. My soup was almost like pudding consisitancy. It was perfect for me, but may be too thick for some. You could easily add some milk or broth to thin it a bit, if necessary. Thanx for posting this. I'll be making this again!
Made this last night to go with Mystery girl's Monte cristo sandwiches,and was very pleased.It is all gone!BF took the last sandwich to work today and the rest of this soup.He asked me if I could make it again tonight for dinner.He wants me to double the recipe so he can have it for the week-end too.This time I will add some ham that we have leftover.This is really good and we thank you for the recipe Meryl!