I left the milk out and still thought the soup's consistency was too thin (and I used brand name cream soup). Made the rest as directed but only because I was pressed for time...this could use any number of additions to jazz it up. May try again with the addition of fresh mushrooms and chicken or seafood.
I usually do not like cooking with canned soups but tried this anyway. I did not have tortellini so I used ravioli and it worked well. This was very good and very easy to do. Made a nice quick dinner.