Gluten-free soup recipes are perfect to whip up when you’re sick or not just want a hug in a bowl. Not in the mood to make gluten-free soup? Don’t worry, there’s also a list of gluten-free soup to buy from the store in this post too.
So whether you’re like me and love a bowl of soup on a cold or rainy day… or you’re sick and are looking for a quick soothing meal to heat up… below are a bunch of gluten-free soup options for you to consider!
P.s. This post was drafted by dietetic intern, Jan Wasmuth and reviewed by celiac specialized registered dietitian, Tayler Silfverduk.
When talking about gluten-free soup, it’s important we know what gluten is. Gluten is a protein found in barley, rye, contaminated oats, and wheat. It may be helpful to remember the acronym “BROW” when trying to remember what foods have gluten.
In baked goods, gluten holds things together working as a binding agent. It gives texture and chew to foods.
Most people can safely eat gluten. However, some people have gluten sensitivity or celiac disease which means they need to avoid gluten. It can cause digestive issues such as diarrhea and nausea as well as nonintestinal symptoms such as rashes, headaches, or joint pain.
Gluten-Free soup recipes are perfect to make during the cooler months of the year. From brisk Autumn evenings to cold winter nights, nothing beats a cozy bowl of steaming hot soup. And depending on what you’re craving, they are extremely versatile, from broth-based versions to those packed with meat and beans.
You can enjoy it made for one, or make a big pot of soup for a family get-together. Plus, you can’t forget those convenient leftovers! You can put them aware in the fridge and enjoy them within 3-5 days (depending). OR you can freeze them laying flat in freezer bags in the freezer for easy space-saving meals to thaw and make throughout the year.
When looking for gluten-free soup recipes, remember that no food is always gluten-free. Always check the ingredients of soups to make sure they are safe and suitable for your needs.
Common ingredients that can contain gluten in soups include broths or bouillons made with gluten ingredients like yeast extract that isn’t gluten-free. While many broths and bouillons like Better Than Bouillon are going the gluten-free route, it’s still important to check the label.
Additionally, some recipes are thickened with what is known as a roux or a slurry which both include flours or starches that may not be gluten-free to thicken up soups. In this case, you’ll want to substitute the roux or slurry with a gluten-free version.
Furthermore, soups can have obvious gluten ingredients added to them like flour tortilla chips, wheat-based noodles, and crackers. Be sure when looking at the ingredients of soup, recipes, and/or when ordering soup that you’re checking the ingredients for these things.
Lastly, soups might not be considered gluten-free if seasonings that contain gluten are added to them. While most seasonings if made of just spices will be gluten-free, some seasonings contain additives that include gluten (like barley malt extract or yeast extract that isn’t gluten-free), so it’s important to check.
If you need help with checking ingredients for gluten in the USA, I cover exactly what you need to look for in 4-simple steps in my FREE Label-Reading Class. Watch the FREE class here!
All of that said, it’s easy for gluten to slip into soup recipes, products, and even restaurant dishes but there are also many soups that are gluten-free. Some soups are naturally gluten-free and those that typically contain gluten can be reinvented with gluten-free ingredient swaps. Below I’ll share gluten-free recipes and pre-made options to buy to help you out!
Now that we know when soups are gluten-free, let’s talk about gluten-free soup recipes. Below are 25 soup recipes for you to consider making for yourself, when choosing a soup recipe consider the following:
These questions can help you make a satisfying and delicious soup selection as we get into the options down below.
From fresh veggies to warm spices, this creamy gluten-free dairy-free Chicken and Vegetable Soup by Nyssa’s Kitchen is sure to please.
It’s got cashews, onion, garlic, celery, carrots, spices, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, chicken, spinach, and more to give you a cozy yet nourishing bowl to enjoy.
No one would guess this elegant Italian gluten-free soup recipe by Taste and See is super easy to make in the instant pot! Taking a total of ~40 minutes to make, this is a great option if you want hearty and delicious soup quickly.
This recipe is also affordable with the main ingredients being sausage, kale, and potatoes. If you’re looking for more recipes to make with potatoes, check out these 40+ recipes to make with potatoes.
Another great gluten-free soup recipe to try is my Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe. I make this all the time during the cold winter months and I just split the recipe so half of it contains gluten for my partner Kyle and the other half is gluten-free.
Bonus? I’m a lazy cook so you know this recipe is simple yet as delicious as possible. PLUS, if you read through the whole recipe and you decide you don’t want to make it, no worries, I’ve also got a list of gluten-free chicken noodle soup to buy at the store at the end of it!
This hearty Beef Stew by Meaningful Eats is packed with tender beef and vegetables. It will leave you happily satisfied. No to mention because it has beef in it, it’s going to be great for boosting iron on a gluten-free diet.
And you can boost the iron even more if you cook it with a lucky iron fish (affiliate link) or a cast iron pot (just make sure you’re preventing gluten cross-contact when cooking with these items)
Expand your palate and try this Mediterranean White Bean Gluten-Free Soup by Feel Good Foodie! This recipe can be super easy by simply using canned beans. The beans are also a great source of fiber, which is necessary on a gluten-free diet. Plus, without the optional parmesan, it’s vegan to accommodate dietary preferences.
This soup thickens up the longer it sits (due to the beans). So, it’s perfect to make it ahead of time and pull out to warm up when it’s time for dinner. You can also make it creamier by adding some cashew milk.
What’s more classic for a cold winter night than Gluten-Free Grilled Cheese and tomato soup!? This creamy soup from Gluten-Free Palate can be made with just a few ingredients you probably already have on hand, including salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, heavy cream, broth, and low sodium tomato paste. Plus, it can be made in one pot in around 5 minutes.
There are so many ways to enhance this recipe. Try topping it with shredded Parmesan cheese or chopped basil. You could even sprinkle some gluten-free croutons on top!
My Gluten-Free Kitchen’s Crockpot Chili will help you make a cozy meal for a crowd in no time! This soup is perfect to put in the crockpot and let the flavors simmer all afternoon for a delicious dinner. This recipe feeds 12, so make it for friends and family, or divide it into portions to batch-cook for a quick lunch.
Feel free to play around with the protein source. In place of the beef, try ground venison, ground turkey, or even chickpeas! You can also serve it in creative ways, like ladling it over a baked potato. Or serve it with gluten-free cornbread.
Looking for creative gluten-free soup recipes to replace traditional chili? Try this simple White Bean Chili recipe. It’s perfect to help you use up turkey leftovers from the holidays.
PLUS it is nightshade free for all my chili lovers who have to avoid tomatoes. Learn more about being nightshade and gluten-free here.
You can make this chili creamy by adding shredded cheese or sour cream. If you’re lactose intolerant, you can use coconut milk too. Add a crunch by sprinkling crushed gluten-free tortilla chips when you serve it.
This gluten-free soup recipe is a twist on traditionally gluten-filled Italian Wedding Soup. Traditionally, Italian wedding soup has meatballs that are made with bread crumbs and parmesan, and it often has orzo or another small pasta.
This unique version, Italian Wedding Soup with Rice by The Roasted Root, replaces the pasta with rice to keep it just as hearty, but also gluten-free. It also omits the bread crumbs and parmesan in the meatballs, making it celiac-safe and way easier.
Although the recipe calls for certain vegetables, you can swap them out or add any other vegetables you prefer. For example, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, or corn are great additions.
Looking for gluten-free soup recipes that recreate your past gluten-filled favorites at popular restaurants? If you ever miss Olive Garden’s Chicken Gnocchi Soup or any other Italian Restaurant’s gnocchi, this Chicken and Gnocchi Soup by Common Sense Home is for you! This soup is made gluten-free by replacing wheat flour with gluten-free flour or cornstarch as the thickener and using a gluten-free flour blend to make the gnocchi.
This soup is also a great way to use leftover chicken and potatoes. You can skip the step of cooking the chicken and steaming the potatoes if you use last night’s leftovers. You won’t even realize you’re using up the extra food you had in the fridge.
The perfect gluten-free soup recipe to make when you’ve got leftover vegetables sitting around in your kitchen. This Minestrone Soup by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen is customizable. Fill it was carrots, celery, potatoes, green beans, canned diced tomatoes, canned beans, corn, kale, spinach, peas, zucchini, peppers, squash, etc.
the secret to adding gluten-free pasta to this soup is to cook the pasta separately so it doesn’t soak up a bunch of soup broth and leave you with a dry soup. Any gluten-free pasta could work, such as quinoa or rice, or you can add rice instead.
Corn chowder is known for its thick creamy base, which typically is made with gluten-containing flour. This gluten-free version of Thick & Creamy Corn Chowder by Wheat by the Wayside. It calls for pureeing some of the soup (along with some cornstarch) to make the soup thick yet celiac-safe. Heavy cream is the other secret ingredient.
The bacon bits soak into this creamy base and add flavor. Fresh corn is naturally sweet. In order to achieve this same sweet fresh flavor, you can add honey. Your soup will be infused with sweet and savory flavors.
This gluten-free soup recipe is creamy, cheesy, and dreamy! It is a unique ingredient… shredded carrots. You can purchase shredded carrots, or make them from fresh whole carrots with a food processor, box grater, or julienne peeler. Make the process quick and easy by shredding the onion and carrots together in a food processor, then shredding the cheese with the same attachment.
This Broccoli Cheddar Soup by Wheat by the Wayside keeps the cheese melty and delicious by taking the soup off the heat before adding the cheese. This ensures the cheese doesn’t become gritty so you can have that gooey goodness that broccoli cheddar soup is known for.
Traditional Corn chowder is delicious, but if you’re ready to “spice it up,” try this Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder by Taste of Home. The extra main ingredients make this chowder extra hearty. Chicken breast boosts the protein to keep you satisfied and Monterey Jack cheese is a calcium source, which can be important for those on a gluten-free diet.
What truly gives this soup its Mexican flare is the spicy ingredients. Cumin, green chiles, hot pepper sauce, garlic, and onion all contribute.
Want classic cozy gluten-free soup recipes for the fall? This Gluten-free Butternut Squash Soup is a classic cold-weather food. With meat and beans too, this soup is filling and delicious.
The ingredients in this Hearty Butternut Squash Soup by Taste of Home also have lots of nutrients that those on a gluten-free diet can lack. For example, beans have fiber, squash has folate and calcium, and sausage has iron – all nutrients people on a gluten-free diet need.
Hamburger isn’t just for the summertime cookout. Enjoy it in gluten-free soup recipes like this Contest-Winning Hearty Hamburger Soup by Taste of Home is super affordable too since the main ingredients are ground beef, potatoes, and canned tomatoes. Plus, ground beef is a great source of iron, a much-needed nutrient on a gluten-free diet.
You can easily enhance the flavor of this soup. Roast all the veggies until they are half tender, then add them to the soup. The roasting process brings out the flavor, and you get to cut back on simmering time once the veggies are added.
For more recipes to help inspire you to use the ground beef in your fridge or freezer, check out this post that features 10 gluten-free recipes to make with ground beef.
This soup is shaking things up in the list of gluten-free recipes. If you’re down to try something new, consider rethinking the idea that soups have to be savory.
This Golden Beet and Peach Soup with Tarragon by All Recipes has a sweetness to it from beets, peach-grape juice, and fresh peaches. The tang of the Greek yogurt and cider vinegar even it out perfectly. Plus, Greek yogurt is a great source of calcium, which is an important nutrient for those on a gluten-free diet.
Tarragon is a herb in the sunflower family. It adds a gentle licorice flavor, which nicely compliments the sweetness of this soup. It also has hints of citrus flavor and an earthy tone.
Gluten-free Turkey and sweet potato soup is the perfect way to use leftovers from the holidays. This Turkey-Sweet Potato Soup Recipe by Taste of Home is a perfect pairing of these nostalgic foods. (Of course, this soup would also be a lovely addition to the Thanksgiving table!)
After your holiday meal, take your left overs and throw it into this soup. Just cube your turkey and peel / cube your sweet potatoes, and this recipe comes together in 20 minutes of prep and 30 minutes of cooking.
This authentic, gluten-free creamy chowder will have you feeling like you’re on the coast in just 30 minutes. However, this Clam Chowder (New England Style) by Fearless Dining simplifies the process by leaving out a roux, although you’d never notice. Full-fat milk and diced potatoes easily take their place.
You can make adorable bacon-wrapped potato bowls to serve this soup. Plus, it’s cost-effective with the use of canned clams (the extra liquid adds more flavor too!), milk, and potatoes as the main ingredients.
This gluten-free soup recipe is like a burrito in soup form, from spicy jalapenos to 3 kinds of beans. The secret ingredient in this Chicken Tortilla Soup by Simple Bakes is cannellini beans. When pureed, they make this soup thick and hearty. They add fiber and protein, too.
You can make this soup however you like your Mexican food. Top it with sour cream, shredded cheese, diced jalapenos, or even gluten-free tortilla strips.
Gluten-free soup recipes do not have to all be hot. If you are a fan of avocado, you’ll love this avocado soup! It requires only 6 ingredients. However, you can customize it by adding cilantro, corn, tomato, or whatever you desire.
This Chilled Cucumber Soup by Pickles & Honey is not only delicious but also nutritious. It’s packed with folate, vitamin B6, magnesium, and calcium. There are so many gluten-free things you can do with avocados!
This is one of the more simple and easy gluten-free soup recipes in this list. Just toss it in the slow cooker and do minimal prep, and you’re all set! The textures are perfect, with a slight bite to the rice and tender chicken and vegetables. Although this Slow Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup by Eating Bird Food is quick and easy, you will get to learn how to make a simple roux.
The seasonings and herbs are what really set this recipe apart. Rosemary, bay leaves, dried thyme, sea salt, and pepper combine for the perfect warmly seasoned blend.
This is a delicious gluten-free soup recipe that is full of gluten-free whole grains like Quinoa. It’s a great source of fiber, iron, folate, B6, and magnesium. This Quinoa Soup by Gluten-Free Palate is a great way to use this amazing ingredient!
This soup has a great flavor base. The onions, carrots, garlic, and celery are sauteed in olive oil. Then the cooked quinoa adds a wonderful texture. It can even be reconstituted with extra broth if you freeze leftovers for an easy meal later.
One of the more festive gluten-free soup recipes in this list, this soup is a must-try. Pine is a classic in the winter months. We have pine wreaths and decorate pine trees, so why not try pine nuts!?
This Creamy Pine Nut Pesto Soup by Gluten-Free Living is also unique in how it is served chilled. It’s convenient since you can make it ahead without having to heat it up… simply stir it and you’re ready to go.
In addition to the pine nuts, the basil pesto base is made with olive oil, parmesan cheese, fresh basil leaves, and cashew cream. This light and refreshing combination makes this soup a great appetizer or starter dish. You could serve it with seafood, light gluten-free pasta, or even add meat or beans to make it a meal.
This is one of the more creative gluten-free soup recipes on the list. Cocoa powder is known for its antioxidants, which help fight inflammation. Inflammation is a big part of celiac disease, so this ingredient is very helpful. It’s also delicious. Chocolate lovers will love the unique deep flavor undertones from the cocoa powder in this Slow Cooker Chocolate Chili by Gluten-Free Living.
This chili is also a hearty dish, with nourishing vegetables and meat for protein. Plus, it comes together in the slow cooker for easy preparation while you go about your day. It’s great topped with shredded cheese, chives, avocado, or sour cream.
This soup can be prepared ahead in your slow cooker and reheated easily. This makes it perfect for a busy time of year and perfect for get-togethers. While you can use fresh pumpkin, canned works perfectly too, and keeps it simple.
This Super Simple Pumpkin Soup by Gluten-Free Living has the perfect flavor for the season. With canned or fresh pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, thyme, rosemary, salt, and just a bit of sugar, it is reminiscent of grandma’s pumpkin pie but savory enough to enjoy with dinner.
And this is the last of the gluten-free recipe soups I’m sharing today. That said, keep reading if you’re not in the mood to cook any of these recipes because I’ll also be sharing 10 soups you can buy if you keep scrolling!
Now that we’ve got the 25 gluten-free soup recipes to make out of the way, what if you don’t want to make soup? If you’re anything like me, sometimes you need a meal that’s ready in a few minutes and that’s where store bought gluten-free soups come in.
Below I’ll be sharing with you 10 gluten-free soups to buy at the store! PLUS, these soups come with Amazon links so if you’d rather have them delivered to your house, you can! (P.s. these amazon links are affiliate links where I make a very small commission on your purchases at no extra cost to you).
Keep in mind that recipes and ingredients can change, so always make sure you’re checking the ingredients and the labels of the products you are buying. If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, check out my totally FREE USA Label-Reading Class here.
Nothing says comfort food like a bowl of gluten-free chicken noodle soup. This GF Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup by Progresso features classic egg noodles, vegetables, and juicy chicken.
Now you might be freaking out hearing that it has egg noodles because these are usually made with wheat flour, however the egg noodles in this soup are made with pea flour. A cozy classic anyone would love…
This Rich & Hearty Corn Chowder soup by Progresso is New England classic. If you’re not familiar, corn chowder is a thick and creamy soup made with primarily corn.
This corn chowder is filled with chunks of white meat, potatoes, chicken and corn. Plus, it has an amazing bacon flavor to boost satisfaction.
While this chowder is gluten-free, be aware that not all chowders are. Often chowders are thickened with a flour-based roux that would render it no longer safe. When checking labels, reading recipes, or talking to restaurants, always be sure to check on how soups are thickened.
Black beans, corn, onions, potatoes, celery, even leeks… this Amy’s Black Bean Vegetable Soup has it all! Plus it has amazing spices to give it the perfect flavor! It’s like black bean salsa in soup form.
Speaking of, that means this soup is absolutely delicious served with corn chips. And if you’re buying gluten-free corn chips with “whole grain corn” in it, then you’re getting a serving of gluten-free whole grains with your soup too!
Amy’s Organic Chili has a kick with garlic, pepper, basil, and chilies. It also has black beans, bell peppers, and onion too. Coming in with a whopping 26g of fiber per can, this is a great balanced gluten-free meal-option that can be ready within minutes.
Pair it with gluten-free cornbread made with whole grain corn and you’ve got a source of gluten-free whole grains with this meal too!
This Sweet Potato Minestrone Soup by La Dee Da is a great option if you want something savory and sweet. Its also vegan to accommodate various dietary needs.
If you’re not familiar, dictionary.com defines Minestrone as “a thick soup containing vegetables and pasta”. However, this minestrone doesn’t contain pasta and is totally gluten-free.
This Cream Tomato Gluten-Free Soup by Pacific Foods is thick and creamy. It has undertones of cheddar cheese, onion, and garlic. This is actually one of my favorite soups to buy and keep on hand. It’s so easy to warm up along side a gluten-free grilled cheese sandwich for lunch. And if you warm it up in a pot with a lucky iron fish, you’re improving your iron intake!
This Progresso Gluten-Free Italian-Style Wedding with Meatballs Soup From meatballs to carrots and spinach, this soup is a party in a bowl – probably why they call it wedding soup.
And don’t worry, while wedding soup typically has gluten-filled pasta in it, the acini di pepe pasta in this canned soup is made from pea flour. So you still get the Italian flare of the soup without the gluten.
This Health Valley Organic Chicken and Rice Soup is gluten-free and super cozy. Because there’s rice instead of pasta in this soup, it’s got a different texture than your typical noodle soups.
However, the rice still is mild enough like pasta to pair perfectly with the flavors of chicken and vegetables. Enjoy it on it’s own or with some buttered toast… yum!
Looking for a side piece to your entree? Not every gluten-free soup has to be a main entrée, try this Amy’s Organic Chunky Vegetable Soup as a side dish to a meal.
Looking for a soup with a little more flare? Try this Progresso Traditional Chicken Cheese Enchilada Flavor Soup.
This soup is an enchilada in a bowl. With white meat chicken, cheese, and sweet bell peppers, it’s a fiesta! The secret is cream cheese for a hearty, creamy cheesy meal. Serve with corn chips made with whole grain corn for a boost of nutrition and crunch.
There are so many sides that go well with gluten-free soup recipes and pre-made options. We already mentioned a few delicious pairings that can boost the nutrition of each meal, but let’s talk about some other options.
Depending on the soup, you may opt for gluten-free bread, crackers, or salad. Simply make sure to use gluten-free ingredients and prevent cross-contact while cooking, and you’re good to go.
Some salads you might consider serving with gluten-free soup include a Strawberry Arugula Salad, Homegrown Garden Salad, or an Apple and Pecan Salad. These offer a sweet or refreshing option to typically cozy and heavy soups.
You could also serve your soup with Gluten-Free Crackers you’ve made yourself or try some premade ones (my favorite are Schar Table Crackers (affiliate link)). And soup is always delicious with bread. Try making Gluten-free Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls or Gluten-free French Bread to boost the comforting and cozy vibes of the soup.
That concludes this complete guide on gluten-free soup recipes and store-bought options. Make sure you stay vigilant in making sure the soups you make or buy are gluten-free and free from cross-contact.
If you’re not sure how to cook to prevent cross-contact or what to look for when making or buying food, I simplify all of that and more in my Celiac Crash Course. It’s a self-paced course made by me, a dietitian who’s had celiac for over 10 years, to teach you the basics of celiac safety so that you can trust yourself to stay safe no matter if you’re cooking at home, grocery shopping, cooking at a friend’s house, or teaching family to cook for you.