Ladle into bowls and garnish with remaining cheese, bacon and green onions. Season with salt and pepper to taste, if needed.
I leave all the green onions out of the soup and just let people put their own on as a garnish (picky eaters at my house).
My boys love to put ranch dressing on their baked potatoes so I decided to throw in some dry ranch dressing mix. This is totally optional and you don't have to, the flavor is not by any means overpowering, in fact if you didn't know it was in there, you probably wouldn't even be able to taste it.