Creamy Potato, White Bean, and Corn Soup


The forecast for this week?

Highs in the high 20s, low 30s. Snow. Possible freezing rain. Nighttime temperatures in the teens. The teens!

It is too cold, too early. If we ever get this frigid, it doesn’t usually happen until February.


So all I want is soup.

Creamy, potato soup.


And after coming home from church Sunday to more snow and blustery cold weather, I decided we needed soup for lunch.

This came together in 30 minutes, and even though it is a creamy soup, there’s no heavy cream used. Using a little flour to thicken the soup and fat free evaporated milk makes for a silky creamy soup that’s a little lighter than a typical cream soup (which are sometimes too rich for me).


Creamy Potato, White Bean, and Corn Soup

  • 4 medium yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed and diced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 can cannelini beans
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (12 oz.) fat free evaporated milk
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  1. Put diced potatoes in large microwave safe bowl and cover. Heat 5-6 minutes or until fork tender.
  2. While potatoes are cooking, heat large pot over medium heat and add olive oil.
  3. Toss in diced onions, garlic, and carrots and cook 3-4 minutes or until softened.
  4. Sprinkle in flour and stir until vegetables are covered and you don’t see any white flour spots any longer.
  5. Pour in vegetable broth, a little at a time, stirring constantly until it’s all combined.
  6. Add water, seasonings, beans, corn, and potatoes to pot and bring to a boil.
  7. Let simmer 5-10 minutes or until veggies are tender and soup has thickened a bit.
  8. Pour in milk and cook 5 more minutes until heated through.


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  1. This looks so warm & comforting – perfect cure for the chilly weather.

  2. Yum this looks good! I just made my first batch of soup – this looks like a good one to try second :D

  3. This sounds like a fabulous, comforting soup!

  4. I’ve never made potato soup before, but I keep meaning to. I love that this has cannelini beans in it!

  5. Mmm, that sounds delicious and super nutrient packed too! This cold weather has me craving all sorts of warm, comforting things and I’m running out of patience for canned soups!

  6. This soup looks so comforting and good! This would be so good for a bean-“hater” too (eh hmmmm The Man – who complains if there is more than 2 beans on his plate haha) since the beans would blend so well into the rest of the ingredients!

  7. Wow this soup looks so yummy and sounds so comforting. It looks healthy and seems perfect for the cold night :)

  8. Love the sounds of this! And I agree, any bowl of warm soup hits the spot right about now–this cold weather business is here much too soon :-(

  9. The soup sounds great! I haven’t made potato soup in a longtime; your recipe is going on “my list!”

  10. yeah so i’m still waiting for the cold and snow up here :) but this sounds like a perfect winter soup!!

  11. Love the pictures, they look so rustic and homey. What does it say about me and my Midwestern weather that those temps sound warm to me. :-/ Guess cold is all relative. I’m heading to Minnesota for xmas and have already been warned about -5 degree temps. Yuck.

  12. It’s DEFINITELY hot soup weather!

  13. I am loving soup recipes this time of year! This soup looks absoultely delicious :)

  14. Microwaving the potatoes is genius! I can’t wait to make this, maybe with some bacon crumbles on top.

  15. This soup sounds great and probably just what you need as you recover. Hope everything is well hun! :)

  16. oh, the soup looks awesome! i need to make potato soup soon!

  17. This is just what I’m looking to cook tonight! How many servings do you think you got out of this? looks great! And what about a sub for the evaporated milk? regular milk? I have a little sour cream to use up, too…? Thanks!

    • Hi Lauren! We probably got 4-6 serving out of it? Depends on how big of a bowl of soup you want :)

      Any type of milk or cream would work – maybe a mix of milk and sour cream? That sounds delicious!

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