It’s soup season, and I’ve got you covered with some of the best gluten-free and dairy-free soup and stew recipes to cozy up to on a cold winter’s day. This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosures.
Winter is here, and nothing is more comforting than a bowl of soup or stew to nourish your body and warm you from the inside out. And if you have celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, you know it’s important to nourish your body with easy-to-digest foods packed with wholesome ingredients.
Over the years, I’ve made a lot of soup and stews, and I hope to create more of them because they’re always delicious and a big hit in my family.
Plus, when I make soup at home, I can make it the way I like it, without gluten, dairy, and heavy cream. Many store-bought soups, even those labeled “gluten-free,” contain trace amounts of gluten and a slew of unrecognizable ingredients, not to mention unnecessary calories.
In this article, I’ll share 17+ of the best gluten-free and dairy-free soups and stews for you to cozy up to on a cold winter day.
These recipes are made without gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, and without dairy. They’re all easy to make and require simple, wholesome ingredients. All of the following recipes are perfect for those who enjoy a nourishing and delicious warm meal regardless of dietary restrictions.
Be sure to bookmark this article and check back often, as I will be adding many more soup recipes in the near future. I even list a few of my favorite soups as coming soon below. They’re soups I make regularly but have yet to post here at Good For You Gluten Free. Don’t worry; all of the “coming soon” soups are on my to-do list. Stay tuned!
(1) Homemade Roasted Tomato Soup
This satisfying homemade gluten-free tomato soup recipe includes roasted tomatoes, red peppers, onions, garlic, and fresh basil. It’s served with tasty parmesan cheese-crusted crackers, which are optional if you’re dairy-free. You could also top it with fresh parmesan, my crunchy and delicious homemade gluten-free croutons, or a gluten-free grilled cheese sandwich or homemade panini on the side.
Get my homemade Roasted Tomato Soup recipe.
(2) One-Pot Quinoa Vegetable Soup
Enjoy a bowl of this bone-warming, hearty, and filling quinoa vegetable soup. It’s perfect for a cold winter’s day.
You’ll see that the recipe is made with only vegetarian ingredients – including nutrient-dense kale – that nourish your body and warm your soul. During cold and flu season, it’s essential to load up on nutrients to keep your body healthy. This soup gets the job done!
Get my One-Pot Quinoa Vegetable Soup recipe.
(3) Easy Slower Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup
All you need is a couple of chicken breasts, Yukon gold potatoes, vegetables, and a few simple spices, and this cozy gluten-free chicken pot pie soup is headed your way.
I cook this simple soup in my slow cooker in order to make the chicken extra tender, but you could also use your Dutch oven or pressure cooker (Instant Pot) to make it.
This soup is naturally gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, and Whole30-compliant, and it hits all the right flavor notes you know and love in a chicken soup. Enjoy!
Get my Chicken Pot Pie Soup recipe.
(4) Hearty Lentil and Potato Soup
Cozy up to this hearty lentil and potato soup that is delicious, satisfying, ultra-filling, and naturally gluten-free. It’s made with potatoes, carrots, celery, and onions, as well as delicious curry, cumin, and paprika spices, as well as lentils.
Remember, lentils are naturally gluten-free but need to be properly soaked and washed first. They offer an earthy, slightly nutty flavor and hearty texture to this stew-like soup. (Read Are Lentils Gluten Free?)
Get my Hearty Lentil and Potato Soup recipe.
(5) Cozy Chicken and Gluten-Free Dumpling Soup
My chicken and dumpling soup recipe offers a flavorful, slightly thickened chicken broth served with an array of delicious vegetables and mouth-watering doughy drop dumplings.
The dish is reminiscent of chicken noodle soup, but of course, it’s made with delicious dumplings that come out plump and tender every time, especially when you use Hand and Heart All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour (formerly Lorraine’s), one of my favorite all-purpose gluten-free flours.
Get my cozy Gluten-Free Chicken and Dumplings recipe.
(6) One-Pot Ground Beef and Potato Stew
This savory and cozy ground beef and potato stew recipe is comfort food at its finest. Everything is cooked in one pot with little fuss and a big flavor.
Enjoy savory ground beef, delicious diced potatoes, tomato flavors, and a slew of savory spices for an enjoyable weeknight meal that is not quite a soup but still warms your body and soul. You can make this with ground turkey instead of beef.
Get my One-Pot Ground Beef and Potato Stew recipe.
(7) Carrot and Cauliflower Soup
A soup I enjoy serving as an appetizer before a big meal is my light and fresh carrot and cauliflower soup.
The earthy soup is sweet and creamy, thanks to the winning carrots and cauliflower combination. It’s silky smooth and oh-so-easy on the eyes!
I often serve this tasty soup with air-fryer chickpeas to add crunch, but you could also serve it with homemade gluten-free croutons.
Get my Carrot and Cauliflower Soup recipe.
(8) Healthy Carrot and Walnut Soup
If you love carrots, like me, you’ll love that I have yet another carrot soup recipe for you to enjoy.
This recipe is my go-to fall soup, which is slightly thicker than my carrot and cauliflower soup. It’s also less sweet, more earthy, and loaded with omega-3 fatty acids (i.e. healthy fats) thanks to the walnuts. Consider this soup fuel for your brain!
Get my Healthy Carrot and Walnut Soup recipe.
(9) Hearty Chicken Enchilada Soup (or Taco Soup)
This hearty chicken enchilada soup recipe is a favorite weeknight meal in my home, and I make it all the time. Just ask my kids. It’s in heavy rotation during the cold winter months.
The soup is spicy and bursting with Mexican flavors. It’a also packed with nutrient-dense vegetables and protein-rich black beans.
Throw everything in the slow cooker in the morning, and dinner is served when you get home. Add corn or tortilla chips before serving. Easy peasy!
Get my Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe.
(10) Classic Gluten-Free Chili with Ground Turkey
If you’re looking for a tried and true, tasty, and super simple gluten-free chili, look no further than this wonderful gluten-free recipe. I use only simple, clean, and easy-to-find ingredients to make this hearty homemade chili, which is always a big hit. I make it with ground turkey, but you could use ground beef instead.
This recipe is perfect for entertaining a crowd, meal-prepping, or football-watching on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Get my classic Gluten-Free Chili recipe.
(11) Gluten-Free Matzo Ball Soup
Like classic chicken noodle soup, matzo ball soup is often referred to as “Jewish penicillin.” It’s made with homemade chicken broth, shredded chicken, and, of course, delicious and salty matzo balls. I also top my matzo ball soup with fresh dill to give it a fresh and earthy overtone.
Be sure to use gluten-free matzo meal or matzo ball mix when making these delicious balls, which are traditionally enjoyed during the Jewish holiday of Passover. Truth be told, my family and I enjoy them year-round.
Get my Gluten-Free Matzo Ball recipe.
(12) Gluten-Free Kreplach
Another Jewish soup that isn’t as famous but is just as tasty as matzo ball soup is gluten-free kreplach soup. Kreplach refers to the dumpling inside the soup, which is typically filled with meat and served in a savory broth.
I use my simple two-ingredient gluten-free pasta dough to make the kreplach dough and kosher ground meat and onion for the filling.
While this cozy soup is typically enjoyed during the Jewish holidays of Purim and Sukkot, and as a pre-fast meal for Yom Kippur, I think it’s mighty tasty and should be enjoyed year-round.
Get my Gluten-Free Kreplach recipe.
(13) Gluten-Free One-Pot Taco Pasta
Not quite a soup, this one-pot taco pasta dish is delicious and stew-like and warms you from the inside out.
My taco pasta recipe is made with fresh ingredients and pantry staples, including delicious gluten-free brown rice pasta cooked to the perfect texture among ground turkey or beef, tasty red peppers, canned corn, black beans, and savory spices. This entire dish is ready in about 30 minutes with little mess or fuss.
Get my One-Pot Taco Pasta recipe.
(14) Gluten-Free Ramen Noodle Soup
My gluten-free ramen noodle soup is made with shitake mushrooms, bok choy, and delicious brown rice ramen from Lotus Foods. I also add a hard-boiled egg to boost the protein content and make it a nourishing and filling Asian-inspired meal.
Get my Gluten-Free Ramen Noodle Soup recipe.
(15) 30-Minute Vegan Green Pea Soup
If you love green pea soup, you’ll love this quick and easy vegan pea soup recipe made with frozen peas and simple ingredients like carrots, onions, celery, and vegetable broth.
I’ve figured out how to make this soup in about 30 minutes and still make it taste oh-so-delicious.
Make my Vegan Green Pea Soup recipe.
(16) Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
My homemade roasted butternut squash soup is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan (when made with vegetable broth), and good for you. It’s made with roasted squash for a creamy, rich, and delicious healthy soup.
I top my creamy butternut squash soup with pieces of roasted squash and pumpkin seeds to add texture and beauty to this already beautiful soup.
Get my Roasted Butternut Squash Soup recipe.
(17) Gluten-Free Cholent
Cholent is a Jewish stew reminiscent of beef stew; only it includes brown rice and lentils in addition to beef, potatoes, and carrots. I make beef cholent for Shabbat, and it’s always a big hit with my guests, especially gluten-free guests who rarely get to enjoy traditional cholent, which typically contains barley.
The long cooking time ensures the beef simmers for hours and all the ingredients meld together into one flavorful and delicious stew that feeds a crowd on a cold winter’s afternoon.
Get my Gluten-Free Cholent recipe.
(18) Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup with Vegetables
I make this soup all the time and need to post it here on Good For You Gluten Free. So the next time I make it, you’ll see it. The recipe is coming soon.
(19) Avocado Chicken Soup with Lime and Cilantro
This is a delicious soup I make from time to time, and it’s super easy and fast. Adding avocados on top of this spicy soup helps cool down the heat and offers a creamy and delicious texture. I’ll get the recipe up soon.
(20) Chicken and Rice Soup
Who doesn’t love a hearty chicken and rice soup? A delicious broth peppered with fresh vegetables and naturally gluten-free rice. The recipe is coming soon.
(21) Chicken Green Chili and Corn Chowder
This is another favorite soup in my house, and I will make it again soon so I can post the exact measurements and pictures. The recipe is coming soon.
Want to Buy Soup Instead?
If you’re looking for a delicious store-bought soup that is certified gluten-free, I recommend Boulder Organic. Unfortunately, the company doesn’t have great nationwide distribution, so be sure to ask your grocery store manager to carry it.
Boulder Organic soups come in delicious flavors such as Green Chili Corn Chowder, Minestrone, Creamy Autumn Squash, Chicken Noodle, Red Lentil Dahl, Chicken Quinoa and Kale, Creamy Tomato Basil, and Potato Leek, all flavors I hope to try and make one day.
When purchasing other brands of jarred or canned soups at the grocery store, please first read about which gluten-free canned soups I tested for hidden gluten. I tested Progresso, Campbell’s, Walmart brands, and more. Not all are 100% gluten-free.
Also, see my list of 13 Tasty Cold Summer Soup Recipes for summer soup recipe ideas.
Don’t Forget the Croutons
Finally, don’t forget to make my delicious gluten-free garlic and herb croutons using leftover or stale gluten-free bread and simple seasonings you already have in your pantry.
These croutons taste incredible, especially in soup and salads, and stay crunchy for at least a week.
You’ll enjoy these savory croutons as a crunchy topping for any warm winter soup recipe. They also make for a delicious and crunchy year-round snack.
Get my homemade Gluten-Free Croutons recipe.