Cook mushrooms in 1 Tbsp. butter in large skillet on medium heat 5 min. or until tender; set aside. Add remaining butter to large saucepan on medium heat. Add flour; cook and stir 2 to 4 min. or until mixture forms smooth paste.
Add broth gradually to flour mixture, stirring constantly; cook on medium heat 5 min. or until broth is thickened, stirring frequently. Stir in cream cheese spread, milk and garlic powder; cook 2 to 3 min. or until heated through, stirring frequently. Stir in cooked mushrooms. Season with pepper.
Serve topped with chives and bacon.
You'll know it's a special occasion when you get to enjoy a serving of this delicious soup.
This delicious soup can be made ahead of time. Cool, then refrigerate up to 2 days. If necessary, thin soup with additional chicken broth before reheating.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 11g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 8g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.