Favorite Gluten-Free Soups and Stews

Take the chill off with a warming bowl of soup that's chock-full of veggies, meat, chicken, potatoes, or rice. These top-rated hearty soups and stews are one-dish meals that need nothing more than a simple salad as an accompaniment. When a recipe calls for a canned broth, be sure to read the labels to make sure that the broth you use is gluten-free.

  • Quick Chicken Noodle Soup
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

    Enjoy a bowl of the ultimate comfort food featuring tender vegetables, shredded chicken and gluten-free fusilli.
  • Baked Potato-and-Bacon Soup
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Baked Potato-and-Bacon Soup

    This classic soup has everything you would expect from a loaded baked potato, only you'll have to eat it with a spoon. Leaving the skins on the potatoes adds great earthy flavor, and the add-your-own garnishes of parsley, bacon, green onions, and cheese make it a fun family meal.
  • Ancho Pork and Hominy Stew
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Ancho Pork and Hominy Stew

    This hearty stew is filled with tender chunks of pork tenderloin and canned hominy and gets it rich, smoky flavor from the ancho chile powder, cumin, and smoked paprika. Make sure you use a canned chicken broth that’s gluten free.
  • Cioppino-Style Seafood Stew
    Lee Harrelson

    Cioppino-Style Seafood Stew

    Inspired by the famed San Francisco meal-in-a-bowl, this hearty seafood stew features mussles, scallops, and shrimp cooked in a rich tomato broth. Serve with Parmesan toasts that you make using a gluten-free baguette.
  • Christine's Vegetarian Chili
    Photo: Thayer Gowdy; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine

    Christine’s Vegetarian Chili

    Gluten- free and meat-free, this hearty chili is full of corn, beans, onion, and bell pepper and is ready in about 25 minutes. The recipe does call for Worcestershire sauce, so be sure to use a brand that does not contain gluten.
  • Smoked Turkey-Lentil Soup
    Oxmoor House

    Smoked Turkey-Lentil Soup

    Throw smoked turkey, dried lentils, and a handful of other ingredients into the slow cooker in the morning, and you'll come home to a hearty and comforting meal in the evening.
  • Black Bean Soup
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Black Bean Soup

    This economical soup starts with a bag of dried black beans that are simmered in a mixture of tomato paste, garlic and onion. After the beans are cooked, blend the mixture to make it creamy. Top with crema Mexicana, chopped egg and cilantro.
  • Corn Chowder with Shrimp
    Photo: Mark Thomas; Styling: Andrea Steinberg

    Corn Chowder with Shrimp

    Make creamy corn chowder a total meal with the addition of shrimp, bell pepper, and carrot. Be sure to check the label of the can of chicken broth to make sure it does not contain gluten.
  • Roasted Butternut Squash and Shallot Soup
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Roasted Butternut Squash and Shallot Soup

    Spicy fresh ginger complements the sweet roasted winter squash and shallots in this easy recipe.
  • Posole
    Photo: Oxmoor House


    This easy pork-and-hominy stew has only 5 ingredients and features fiery flavor from Mexican-style canned tomatoes and chipotle seasoning blend. Serve with gluten-free tortillas.
  • Black Bean–Tomato Soup with Cilantro-Lime Cream
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Black Bean-Tomato Soup with Cilantro-Lime Cream

    Online reviewers rave about this spicy soup featuring canned black beans and tomatoes. The aromatic flavors come from bacon, chipotle chili powder, cumin, cilantro and lime juice.
  • Curried Lamb-and-Lentil Stew

    Curried Lamb-and-Lentil Stew

    Indulge in a hearty winter stew packed with the flavors of cumin, curry powder, and ground red pepper. Lentils, legumes often served as meat substitutes in side dishes, salads, soups, and stews, bring great texture to the meaty lamb dish. If you prefer, try the recipe with beef tips.
  • Easy Elk Chili
    Howard L. Puckett

    Easy Elk Chili

    To update the chili section on your recipe file, try a wild-game version. A cup of dry red wine and a few spices, including chipotle chile powder, add rich, bright flavor to the pot. You can also make it with lean ground beef, if you prefer.
  • Egg, Lemon, and Rice Soup (Avgolemono Soupa)
    Rachel Weill

    Egg, Lemon, and Rice Soup

    This classic Greek soup, traditionally known as Avgolemono Soupa, calls for only four ingredients (in addition to salt and pepper) and delivers smooth, creamy flavor.

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