Butter Celery Carrots Onion Potatoes Chicken Broth Fresh Parsley Fresh Thyme Half and Half Salt and Pepper Shredded Cheddar Cheese Garnish: bacon, green onion or chives
Yes! Cream cheese can definitely help thicken up soup. It will also help make it nice and creamy when blended in. You can also use a cornstarch slurry if you want it even thicker.
My favorite way to thicken any soup is by adding a cornstarch slurry. I use a 1:1 ratio of water to cornstarch- 1 tablespoon water mixed with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.