Gluten-Free Matzo Ball Soup Recipe

A bowl of matzoh ball soup
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  • 2 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 105 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings G-F matzo balls

Gluten-free matzo ball soup is a delicious, homemade chicken soup made with fresh stock, loaded with fresh vegetables, and studded with homemade gluten-free matzo balls.

This comfort food in a bowl is perfect for rainy days, when you're feeling under the weather, or just need to curl up to something warm, filling and cozy. 

You can make your own gluten-free oat matzoh crackers to prepare the gluten-free matzo meal which is the key ingredient in gluten-free matzo balls. If you prefer, you also can purchase gluten-free matzo meal or crackers to use in this recipe.

Once you prepare the gluten-free matzo balls, simply simmer in fresh chicken stock for 30 minutes to bring all of the flavors together into a delicious, comforting soup.

Edited by Stephanie Kirkos

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Make one recipe of homemade chicken broth and one recipe of gluten-free oat matzo crackers. For convenience, both recipes can be made up to 2 days before serving your matzo ball soup.
  2. Separate egg whites and yolks. Place egg whites in a mixing bowl and whip until stiff peaks form. In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks, chicken stock, and olive oil.
  3. Place gluten-free oat matzo crackers in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush to fine crumbs. For finer crumbs, place crushed crackers in a clean coffee bean grinder and pulse 2 times. Add salt and pepper to crushed matzo cracker crumbs and stir to combine.
  1. Use a large spatula to gently fold half of the cracker crumb mixture into the egg whites. Next, gently fold half of the egg yolk mixture into the egg white-cracker crumb mixture. Repeat with remaining cracker crumbs and egg yolk mixture.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before cooking
  3. For easy, round matzo balls, use a 1/8 cup-capacity ice cream scoop to form balls or form matzo balls using a rounded heaping tablespoon of matzo dough.
  4. Drop matzo balls into simmering chicken soup and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Simmer for 30 minutes and don't lift the lid to peak!


  • 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.