Oh, my this is the most wonderful soup!! Can't say enough good things about it. It comes from my church cookbook, FUMC in Alvarado, Texas. Note: it did not say if the cream cheese was 8 oz or 3 oz. size, so you can decide, I used an 8 oz. I really think the cream cheese makes the great taste. This is a very rich soup if made as directed, I use a little bit more milk to thin it some and make it not quite so rich.