There is nothing more comforting than a hot bowl of soup on a cold day. If the soup turns out a bit too thin, there are a few ways to thicken it. Choose from one of these easy ways to thicken any soup or stew.
Things You'll Need
Flour or cornstarch
Using flour or cornstarch
Add 2 tablespoons of flour or cornstarch to a small bowl of warm water.
Mix well until all of the clumps have disappeared.
Pour the mixture into the soup and stir. Wait a couple of minutes for it to thicken. If it is not thick enough, repeat these steps until the soup reaches the desired consistency.
Wash and peel a Russet potato.
Grate the potato into a fine consistency.
Add the grated potato to the soup. The potato will thicken the soup as it cooks.
Open a can of mild beans. Cannellini beans work particularly well.
Pour into a strainer and rinse well.
Measure out 1 cup of soup and pour into a blender with the beans. Blend until smooth.
Add the mixture back into the soup and stir.
To avoid burning, always have the soup on medium heat when adding thickeners.
Wait at least four to five minutes before adding additional thickener.