Carnation Evaporated Milk


Late yesterday afternoon I let Twitter know how my day was going:  “It’s 5:20 and I haven’t started supper.  AAACCCKKK!” While I am a bit of a procrastinator (I just work well under pressure) 😉 I usually am on top of things where meal planning and preparation is concerned.  Yesterday, notsomuch.

Enter Carnation Evaporated Milk and Ham-It-Up White Bean Soup.  Last week the One 2 One Network contacted me about doing a review.  They sent me 2 coupons for free cans of Evaporated Milk and a gift card for the groceries to make two recipes.

From start to finish to table, this creamy soup took under 30 minutes, and my “I don’t like soup” little guy proclaimed it delicious.


Ham-It-Up White Bean Soup

  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) chicken broth
  • 1 can (12 oz.) Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 1 can (15.5 oz.) cannellini beans, undrained  (I had some beans cooked up and in the freezer.)
  • 1 1/2 c. cooked ham, chopped
  • 1/2 c. frozen peas
  • ground black pepper

Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat.  Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1-2 minutes or until onion is tender.  Stir in flour.  Gradually stir in broth and evaporated milk.  Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.  Add beans, ham and peas.  Heat through.  Season to taste with pepper.

Carnation Evaporated Milk isn’t new to my pantry.  While I prefer fresh from the farm milk, having The Cooking Milk handy has saved many a meal at my house.  One of my favorite recipes, BBQ Meatballs, calls for evaporated milk and I would never think to substitute anything else.  These are perfect just the way they are!

In what ways have you used Carnation Evaporated Milk? Want some new recipes to try?  Here’s a pdf version of the holiday recipe booklet I was provided.  In it you’ll find the creamy soup we enjoyed last night, the yummy breakfast casserole we ate up this morning, and several other dishes to tempt your tastebuds.  Enjoy!

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  1. This sounds delicious and super easy. I will have to save this recipe and try it. Yum! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Sounds easy and looks delish! My kind of meal.

  3. This reminds me a bit of the Ham & Beans I used to make over much laughter and conversation with my late FIL. Sounds like a keeper! 🙂

  4. Nothing like a quick and easy soup that the kids love! Honestly I don’t use evaporated milk much just because I never think to!

  5. yum! this looks delish! perfect for these cooler Fall days! 🙂

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