This is really good and really easy for the results you get. I got the original recipe from Bon Appetit, and changed it a bit...you have a fair amount of leeway to add other ingredients to this, like chicken. I add the creamed corn to thicken the soup. I can't remember the exact can size, 16 oz could be wrong, but it's the "regular soup can" size. Sorry. I don't really know why I add frozen corn, maybe because I always have some wasting away in my freezer. It was the first thing I made my DH when we were dating...we got married last year! Was it the soup? Enjoy!