Gluten-Free Cream of Mushroom Soup

Gluten-Free Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
168 Calories
14g Fat
9g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 168
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 406mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 216mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Homemade gluten-free cream soups aren't hard to make, and gluten-free sweet rice flour is an excellent thickener. Gluten-free cream of mushroom soup with a creamy fresh flavor takes less than 20 minutes to make. It's simply prepared with mushrooms, onions, garlic, and cream, uses gluten-free flour and chicken broth, then topped with fresh basil.

Gluten-free cream of mushroom soup is a versatile recipe because you can use it to make classic dishes like gluten-free tuna casserole and other casserole dishes.

If eating as a soup, enjoy it with a tossed salad for a complete meal.


  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • 1/4 cup small diced sweet onions

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1/4 cup gluten-free sweet rice flour

  • 1 cup low-sodium, gluten-free chicken broth

  • 1 cup light cream, or whole milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • Fresh basil, for garnish, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Gluten-Free Cream of Mushroom Soup ingredients

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  2. Sauté mushrooms, onions, and garlic with butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat for about 3 minutes.

    Sauté mushrooms, onions, and garlic with butter in a saucepan

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  3. Sprinkle gluten-free sweet rice flour over vegetables and stir to blend the rice flour into the mixture. Continue to cook vegetables with sweet rice flour while stirring for 2 minutes.

    add flour to the mushroom mixture

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  4. Gradually stir in gluten-free chicken broth and stir to blend.

    add chicken broth to the mushroom and flour mixture

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  5. Add cream or milk and continue to cook over medium heat until soup thickens.

    add cream to the mushroom mixture

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  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle basil over the top, if using, and serve.

    Gluten-Free Cream of Mushroom Soup in a pot

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Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans, and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.

How to Store and Freeze

  • If you have leftovers and are planning on using them within three days, just put your soup in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Remember to do this within two hours, even if it is still slightly warm.
  • Freeze your soup by putting it into an airtight plastic container or freezer bag. Plan to use it within three months.