White Creamy Soup Base (For Thick Stew)

White Creamy Soup Base (For Thick Stew)

This hearty stew, if made with potatoes and vegetables, will be so thick you can almost eat it with a fork! It's one of our favorite wintertime meals–warm and filling. For a hot meal sack lunch, it does great in a thermos jar. Our favorite vegetables to use in this stew are: potatoes, carrots, cabbage, broccoli, and sometimes we like to put chickpeas in it for added protein. But I've also used green beans, peas, and other vegetables as well. Choose your favorites!

Course Soup
Keyword Soup base
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 24 cups
Calories 40 kcal


  • 1/3 cup cashews OR almonds; can use coconut milk in place of nuts and water.
  • 4 cups corn frozen OR 2 cups cooked rice, millet, oatmeal, OR any other leftover cereal, cold OR hot.
  • 2 cups vegetable water from soup
  • 2 Tbsp Country Style Seasoning See recipe in Miscellaneous section.
  • 2 Tbsp parsley dried
  • 1/2 tsp summer savory dried, also called savory, opt.
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram dried, opt.
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch OR arrowroot powder


  1. CHOP vegetables into kettle.
  2. POUR boiling water to barely cover vegetables.
  3. ADD Country Style Seasoning to vegetables.
  4. SIMMER over medium-high heat until vegetables are almost done.
  5. BLEND nuts, corn (OR leftover cereal) and soup water until very smooth.

  6. POUR into vegetables.
  7. BOIL for 2 minutes, stirring constantly until thick.
  8. ADD optional herbs.
  9. SHUT off heat and let SIT for 15-30 minutes before serving, OR chill if serving the next day.

Recipe Notes

Be sure to always use fresh onion and minced garlic in your vegetable soups. It adds a world of flavor that no seasoning can ever compete with! Celery is an optional flavor ingredient, if you have some old celery that needs to be used up!

Nutrition Facts
White Creamy Soup Base (For Thick Stew)
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 40 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 293mg13%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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