This is a super-easy, budget-friendly soup. It takes 5 ingredients and under 30 minutes to make. It's thick, cheesy, creamy and truly hearty. Serve with crusty bread.
Instructions were easy and as promised but it does not wow and can definitely be too thick. The flavor was overwhelmed by the cheese with no clear seperation of ham from the cheese. Try this with a soft cheese and cooked ham bits rather then the recommended cheese spread. - 30 Nov 2013
Cheese spread with bacon isn't available in my corner of the world, so I used cream cheese instead. After mashing with a potato masher I didn't like the texture, so I put it through the blender. The result was a creamy, delicious soup. I was going to add bacon, but thought it tasted great the way it was. It's not a good diet food because of the high fat and calories, but it's an excellent comfort food and treat. The three servings produced were quite large. - 31 May 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I would have given this recipe 5 stars if it hadn't just turned into mashed potatoes when I made it. I used homemade chicken stock instead of water and bouillon but when I cooked it like the recipe called for the potatoes absorbed all the liquid and all I was left with was mashed potatoes. I used 3 medium sized potatoes and ended up adding about another 2 cups of stock. I also used an 8 oz block of cream cheese instead of the cheese spread which I added and then pureed the soup. I added 6 slices of bacon cooked crisp and chopped up. It tasted fantastic and everybody in my family loved it. Will definitely be making this one again. - 10 Jan 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)