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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21 Responses to “Creamy Potato, White Bean, and Corn Soup”

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    Di @ — December 15, 2010 at 7:08 am

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

  2. #
    Paige is Running Around Normal — December 15, 2010 at 7:08 am

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

  3. #
    Jessica @ How Sweet — December 15, 2010 at 7:09 am

    This sounds like a fabulous, comforting soup!

  4. #
    Heather — December 15, 2010 at 7:09 am

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

  5. #
    Faith — December 15, 2010 at 7:51 am

    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!

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    Stephanie — December 15, 2010 at 7:52 am

    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. #
    Tes — December 15, 2010 at 8:19 am

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

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    CaSaundra — December 15, 2010 at 8:23 am

    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 :-(

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — December 15, 2010 at 8:44 am

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

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    Shannon — December 15, 2010 at 11:09 am

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

  11. #
    Kelly — December 15, 2010 at 11:18 am

    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.

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    VeggieGirl — December 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    It’s DEFINITELY hot soup weather!

  13. #
    Emily @ For Sweets Sake — December 15, 2010 at 3:03 pm

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

  14. #
    Clarice — December 15, 2010 at 5:20 pm

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

    • Brandi replied: — December 15th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

      ooh yeah :) Bacon would make it awesome!

  15. #
    Lauren — December 15, 2010 at 7:56 pm

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

  16. #
    Melissa @ TryingToHeal — December 15, 2010 at 10:59 pm

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

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    Lauren — January 9, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    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!

    • admin replied: — January 9th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      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!

      • Lauren replied: — January 9th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

        Thanks for the quick response–looking forward to it tonight!


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