This is a thick, hearty soup. Kids love this because of the cheesy flavour.
This is a fantastic recipe. I had to make a few modifications because where I live in France, some ingredients are either not available or not exactly the same. Therefore, I substituted cheddar cheese for the american cheese and bacon for the ham. The other thing I always always do is sautee the vegetables (onion & celery) first. I just prefer the flavors that sauteeing brings out. I Fried the bacon and set aside. Used 2 tbsp. of bacon drippings to sautee the onion & celery then followed the recipe as stated. I added the bacon (crumbled) at the point where the ham would have been added. This is by far my favorite potato soup recipe that I've tried. - 24 Jan 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Made this for dinner last night...and OH MY GOD!!! This is IT!! I didnt have any ham so I use some keilbasa...threw that in while it was simmering, also added some crushed garlic...YUM..It's all gone and I am going to make more for dinner tonight. Perfect for COLD WINTER NIGHTS!!! Thanks Marge! This is a keeper! - 18 Nov 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
THIS SOUP IT GREAT!! THE FIRST TIME I MADE IT THE SOUP WAS TOO THICK FOR ME, SO ON THE SECOND TRY I DOUBLED THE WATER AND THE BULLION AND ONLY USED 1CUP OF THE CHEESE. I WILL BE MAKING THIS REGULARLY. - 30 Jan 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)