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
- Mild beans
- Russet potato
- Measuring spoon
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.