Share: Creamed Soups Pureed soups with a smooth, silky texture. The main flavor is frequently a single vegetable, such as asparagus or carrot. They may be thickened with flour or potatoes and can be made without cream. Featured Recipes Cheesy Cream of Asparagus Soup Kids may not want to try a vegetable soup, but once they spoon up a mouthful of this cheesy variety, the flavor will keep them coming back for more. Potato Beer Cheese Soup This satisfying potato soup has a velvety texture that's not too thick or too thin. The subtle flavors of beer and cheese balance each other nicely, creating a soup that's sure to warm you head to toe. —Patti Lavell, Islamorada, Florida Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup Frequently requested at family get-togethers, this rich and hearty soup is ready in a flash. Cooking for a vegetarian? Swap in vegetable stock for the beef broth.—Danielle Noble, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky Related Tips Broil To cook foods about 4 to 6 inches from a heat source. Instant Rice Has been precooked, dehydrated and packaged and takes just minutes to prepare. Semifirm Cheese Aged cheese with a firm texture but not crumbly like hard cheese.