Whenever the grocery store has a sale on Bear Creek soup mixes I always pick some up. One package makes 8 cups of soup and after I add my touches to it I end up with 9 cups. The best part is I always have enough leftovers for lunch the next day and one freezer meal for another time. SCORE!
1 package Bear Creek Creamy Potato Soup mix
4 oz cream cheese
1 cup milk
1 package bacon
2 celery stalks chopped
5 small red or yellow potatoes
1/2 cup chopped green onions, more to taste
salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons paprika
Directions: Cook bacon until slightly crispy and chop when cooled. In a large pot boil 8 cups of water. Add potatoes, onions, celery, 3/4 bacon crumbles, and seasoning. Lower heat and cook for about 15 minutes stirring every couple of minutes. Add milk and cream cheese and cook for another 5 minutes stirring frequently. When finished top with remaining bacon and season with extra pepper and paprika if desired.