Some soups, like chicken noodleand miso, are best when brothy. But others, such as gumbo and chowder, are better with a hearty and rich texture. And sometimes you just want your soup to feel thicker and more filling so it’s a more satisfying meal.
Here are eight great ways to take a soup from watery to full-bodied. Choose your method based on what you have in your pantry and what kind of soup you’re making.
Now that you know how to thicken soup, we’re here with the biggest tip of all: If you subscribe to HelloFresh, you may not even need any of these pointers. Our chefs have developed perfectly calibrated recipes that deliver soups with the consistency you want every time. (Of course, if you want to make our soup dinner recipes a little heartier with these tips, we won’t argue.) Try some of our favorites: