Canned soups often have more broth than they need and are less "hearty" than what I like to serve (and eat). The easy way to "fatten" them up, and a great way to clean out the refrigerator, is to add any leftover vegetables to the pot. It makes for a much heartier bowl of soup.
I love some canned soups, and I am sensitive to sodium. I have found that many soups, particularly Progresso Chicken/Rice for example, can be drained of the canned liquid, and fresh water added. Sometimes I use a strainer and actually rinse the ingredients with water. This removes quite a bit of sodium, and the soup is still tasty!
Top brand soups are getting outrageously expensive! Try extending them by adding an extra can of water and some powdered soup of whatever flavor you are using! This works well with all the varieties I have tried: tomato, chicken noodle, and anything beef for another serving of broth from the single can of soup!
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I love the Campbell Chunky soups. One of my favorites is the Hearty Bean and Ham, but it seems to be missing something. I am not one who likes really spicy foods, but would appreciate advice from you food-savvy people on what spice I can add (other than salt) to make the soup more interesting. Thanks.