15 of my favorite gluten-free winter soup recipes to fill your belly and warm your soul!
Although we’re experiencing a slight warm up this week, I know winter hasn’t loosened her icy grip on us just yet (I will never forget making this tragic proclamation in April of last year!) That said, I’m forging ahead with my plans to share 15 of my favorite gluten-free winter soup recipes today, that will fill your belly and warm your winter-averse soul!
If there’s one type of food I could eat every single day, it’s soup. Whether it’s thick and chowdery, blissfully brothy, packed with meat and vegetables, or somewhere in between, I am 100% always down for a big bowl of the stuff. I don’t know, eating soup (or stew or chili, which I couldn’t resist adding a few of to this roundup!) always makes me feel taken care of…even if I’m the one who made it!
Last week a reader who tried my Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup commented to tell me she’d never made soup before because opening a can was so convenient, but her mind was totally changed after trying my recipe. Take her and my word for it – there is nothing like homemade soup, especially when you know it’s gluten-free, if you need it. Serve with a side salad and crostini using gluten-free baguettes, and you will be hard-pressed to find a more comforting, delicious meal.
As always, double check store-bought ingredient such as broth and beans to ensure they’re labeled gluten-free if you’re not making your own. If you do want to make your own broth – here’s how to make homemade chicken broth. There is nothing better!
Have you tried any of these soup recipes? Which one is your favorite? Whichever you try – enjoy!
Restaurant-Style Chicken Tortilla Soup
Chili’s Chicken Tortilla Soup used to be one of my favorite dishes to order when I was a teenager (why?) WHY? Because it’s so delicious! I really think my version gives it a run for it’s money though. It’s slightly thick and has just the perfect amount of lime.
Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Quinoa
I guarantee this stew tastes totally different than anything you’ve eaten lately, which is a really good thing. I mean, kalamata olives in stew – there is nothing wrong with that!
Perfect Broccoli Cheese Soup
I’m really proud of the recipe for Perfect Broccoli Cheese Soup. It calls for zero processed cheese yet is thick, creamy, and, as the name implies, simply perfect. Definitely one of my favorite soup recipes to date.
Spicy Tomato & Turkey Soup with Ditalini
This 30 minute soup recipe could not be simpler plus I bet you already have all the ingredients on hand to make it. Filling, healthy, and the perfect antidote to cold winter temps. Promise me you’ll try this soup? Tip: Use any gluten-free short cut pasta if you can’t find GF ditalini. Elbows would work perfect.
Signature Spicy Smoky Sweet Chili (Freezer and Crock Pot Friendly)
Everybody needs a signature dish, and this chili is mine! Born out of necessity to survive Minnesota’s frozen winter tundra, I’ve been making Signature Spicy Smoky Sweet Chili every fall and winter for years and years. It’s got the perfect blend of sweet, smoke, and spice. So, so good and I’ve included instructions for making it in the crock pot, too!
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
I curse the day I photographed this Chicken and Wild Rice Soup because it tastes so much better than it looks in pictures! Honestly this soup is better than the kind you get at Panera because it’s homemade and can be easily made dairy free if you need it. Fabulously thick and creamy it’s actually cream-free! Again, one of my all time favorites.
Tuscan Kale & White Bean Soup
A friend and I were just talking about how much we like kale in soup. It’s so hearty and holds up way better than spinach which wilts and gets kind of mushy, right? The kale combined with kielbasa, creamy white beans, and parmesan cheese in Tuscan Kale & White Bean Soup is beyond delicious. Anything with kielbasa is, now that I think about it!
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Smoky-Roasted Chickpeas and Bacon
My Roasted Butternut Squash Soup is as smooth as velvet which makes the crunchy, smoky-roasted chickpeas and bacon even more welcome. This soup is gluten-free and dairy-free, and freezes beautifully. Definitely tastes like it came from a chic little cafe!
Cheesy Chicken and Rice Soup
Ok I know I keep saying this, but Cheesy Chicken and Rice Soup might be my favorite soup recipe on the site! Thick, creamy, totally decadent and cheesy. What is it about the combination of cheese, chicken, and rice that’s so satisfying?
Best Ever Black Bean Soup with Cilantro Rice
If you like black bean soup then you’ll adore this version – especially because it’s ladled on top of my favorite cilantro rice that I use for homemade burrito bowls. Black bean soups can be really heavy and sludgy, if we’re being honest, but this one is light and fresh tasting.
Cheesy Pepper Jack Potato Chowder
For those really cold days when you need a hearty bowl of chowder that’s got a little kick! Cheesy Pepper Jack Potato Chowder is really thick and just totally cozy. Grab a (gluten-free) beer and enjoy a big crock of this spicy chowder. :)
Cheesy Taco Soup
Cheesy Taco Soup has been a blog smash hit since I posted it exactly two years ago. With a short ingredient list that calls for fridge and pantry staples, and a taste that’s just so dang good, I totally understand why. Saddle up, partner, and grab a spoon! I don’t know why I just said that…
Ben’s Beef Stew
What can I say, my man knows his stew and Ben’s recipe for beef stew is one that we have made countless times in the past year since I posted here on IGE. I hear all the time from readers who have tried it and want me to tell Ben how good it is! This is a perfect Sunday supper – let it simmer and thicken all day then sit and savor before the start of a crazy week.
Creamy (No Cream!) Sweet Corn and Potato Chowder
Another no cream wonder chowder! Creamy (No Cream!) Sweet Corn and Potato Chowder is made thick and creamy by a secret healthy ingredient that you’d never guess while eating it. This chowder tastes seriously decadent yet its actually very healthy!
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Hands down my #1 go-to soup recipe of all time. I’ve had this recipe memorized for years, likely because I’ve been eating it for years! My Grandma used to make Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup every time we came to visit and I’m so glad it’s easily made gluten-free which means I can still enjoy a bowl anytime I want. This is also the soup I take to sick friends/family members, new parents – anyone in need. It is pure comfort food.
BONUS! 15 Minute Tomato Basil Soup with Cheese Tortellini
I added this soup recipe as a bonus because it can be difficult to find gluten-free cheese tortellini. That said, if you ever come across a package be sure to buy it then plunk it in this soup! Not only is Tomato Basil Soup with Cheese Tortellini ready in a 15 minutes (read: a straight up jif) it is seriously just to die for. So quick and satisfying – I know you’ll love it!