The cream of mushroom & garlic soup overpowered this, and while the soup was ok, my husband and I didn't think it tasted like potato soup at all. The directions didn't specify when to add the soup, cheese or chicken bouillon. I added the bouillon with the water, and the cheese and soup after I used an immersion blender to puree most of the potato. I used heavy cream, not half and half, and added it all at the end. Served it with some cheddar cheese, green onion and extra crumbled bacon on top.