I tried this potato soup a few months ago. It was pretty good, but not as good as my own. I think it is good to try new recipes, even though sometimes they don't turn out as good as you would like. But, this time I put some white beans in it and pureed the whole soup so no one would notice that there were any beans in it. No one noticed. The bacon flavor stands out so it doesn't really matter what else is in the soup! The purpose of trying it was beans was just to see if I could get away with it and get additional healthy protein into my family. It totally worked. If you don't have a good potato soup, this one is a good one to start with. You always have the freedom to tweak it the way you like.