15 Best Gluten-Free Soups

Easy, nutritious, and gluten-free

West African Peanut Butter Soup

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Are you looking to add flavor and nutrition to your gluten-free diet? Homemade soups are easy to make, and can be stocked in the fridge or freezer for convenient hot lunches on busy weekdays, or whenever you crave warm comfort in a bowl. Try our quick and delicious ideas for gluten-free soups to add to your everyday rotation. We've even included sophisticated dinner recipes that you won't believe are gluten-free, including a carb-free French onion soup and rich beef noodle pho.

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    Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Soup

    Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Soup

    Diana Rattray

    The Instant Pot pressure cooker is an excellent way to drastically shorten the cooking time for homemade chicken and rice soup. This one is loaded with healthful, lean chicken breasts, fresh vegetables, long-grain white rice, and dried pantry seasonings, for a filling lunchtime soup you can serve to gluten-free kids.

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    Split Pea Lentil Soup

    Split Pea Lentil Soup

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    Get your plant protein on with this nourishing soup that is perfect for colder days. It boasts a full-bodied texture from blended split peas and lentils, and is easy to make with basic pantry ingredients, plus a few simple veggies. Make a big batch and freeze it in portions for a healthy, heat-and-serve lunch you can enjoy on busy weekdays.

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    Gluten-Free French Onion Soup

    Onion soup
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    Deeply rich and comforting, with a beefy stock brimming with caramelized onions, French onion soup always hits the spot on cold or rainy days. While it typically includes carbs, this clever take on the bistro classic uses a homemade gluten-free toastie topped with gooey melting cheese, and gluten-free broth, to recreate the restaurant soup for keto diets.

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    Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)

    Pho Bo Soup (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)

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    Tender, slippery rice flour noodles are an essential component of Vietnamese cuisine, and a great way for gluten-free diners to eat noodles. They take center stage in this unbelievably delicious dinner soup featuring a rich and savory stock flavored by beef bone marrow and brisket, and piled high with rare, thinly-sliced steak, crunchy fresh vegetables, and an abundance of herbs.

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    West African Peanut Butter Soup

    West African Peanut Butter Soup

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    Peanut soup (also called groundnut soup) is a staple dish enjoyed throughout West Africa. While it may sound unusual, if you like Thai peanut sauce, you are sure to get hooked on this creamy, comforting, spicy soup. Make with your favorite gluten-free chicken bouillon, and either creamy or crunchy peanut butter. Or use a gluten-free vegetable stock to make it vegan and vegetarian, too.

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    Gluten-Free Lobster Bisque

    Gluten Free Lobster Bisque

    The Spruce / Teri Lee Gruss

    Sweet rice flour is the secret ingredient that keeps this thick and creamy lobster bisque gluten-free. Savory, silky, and intensely flavored, with fresh chunks of tender lobster, it makes a show-stopping lunch, or a sophisticated starter for romantic meals, and other dinners when you want to impress your guests.

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    Gluten-Free Creamy Mushroom Soup

    Gluten-Free Cream of Mushroom Soup

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    The comforting, earthy flavor of classic cream of mushroom soup is hard to beat. This gluten-free version is so incredibly delicious, and easy to make from scratch in less than 20 minutes, you'll never open a can of mushroom soup again. Enjoy it as a meal or appetizer with crusty bread, or use it to make tuna noodle casserole, beef Stroganoff, and other family-friendly dishes.

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    Gluten-Free Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

    Gluten-Free Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

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    Upgrade your everyday lunch with this aromatic chicken noodle soup singing with tasty Thai flavors. Rice noodles mean it is gluten-free, and it easy to tweak to your taste with leftover chicken or turkey, and any vegetables you wish to add. It makes a wonderful everyday lunch, and is especially good in cold weather or when you are fighting a cold.

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    Cauliflower and Potato Soup With Cheddar Cheese

    Cauliflower and Potato Soup With Cheddar Cheese

    Diana Rattray

    In about an hour, you can cook up a great big pot of creamy cauliflower and potato soup. Loaded with sharp cheddar cheese, and starchy goodness from potatoes, this family-favorite soup packs tons of nutrition, tastes like a treat, and is entirely gluten-free. It freezes well in portions, too, for make-ahead weekday soup and sandwich lunches.

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    Avgolemono (Greek Egg-Lemon Chicken Soup)

    Greek Egg-Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono)

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    Visit any Greek restaurant or diner, and you're sure to find chicken soup avgolemono on the menu. This iconic Greek soup is traditionally thickened with egg, and brightened with the addition of lemon juice and zest, for serving at Mediterranean feasts. It is also easy to make gluten-free when you use short-grain arborio rice, instead of the usual orzo pasta.

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    Gluten-Free and Vegan Creamy Carrot Soup With Coconut

    Gluten-Free and Vegan Creamy Carrot Soup With Coconut

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    You need just carrots, coconut milk, an onion, and spices for this magically creamy, soothing soup. It is naturally sweet from carrots, ultra-creamy with coconut milk, and a little spicy thanks to fresh ginger. Serve it with all your vegan and vegetarian dinners, or as a warming starter for holiday meals.

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    Crock Pot Hamburger Soup With Vegetables

    Crock Pot Hamburger Soup With Vegetables

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    Cook up the ultimate, hearty hamburger soup in your crockpot. It's a cinch to assemble with browned lean ground beef, canned tomatoes and gluten-free broth, and simple fresh vegetables. Make it for a warming weeknight dinner in one bowl, or dish it out at tailgating events to please your burger-loving family and friends.

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    Gluten-Free Matzoh Ball Soup

    Matzah ball soup
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    Matzoh ball soup is a popular deli order, and a must-have at Jewish holiday dinners. It is a delicious, homemade chicken soup featuring fresh stock, good-for-you veggies, and fluffy matzoh meal dumplings. Using gluten-free oat matzoh balls is a great way to make sure everyone can enjoy its comforting goodness.

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    Healthy Tomato Basil Soup

    Healthy Tomato Basil Soup

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    There is so much to love about this healthy tomato basil soup. It is low in calories, packed with heart-healthy anti-oxidants, and a snap to whip up in under 30 minutes with simple ingredients. Besides all of that, it tastes great with grilled cheese, and can even be served as a starter at elegant dinners.

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    Gluten-Free Garlic Scape Soup

    Gluten-Free Garlic Scape Soup

    Stephanie Kirkos

    Celebrate seasonal produce with a summery soup that makes the most of delicate garlic scapes and fresh green asparagus. When grilled, and then blended with simple spices in a gluten-free vegetable broth, these mild-tasting vegetables give up a fantastic flavor that tastes like summer in a bowl.