Gluten-Free Soup Brands

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Most people who are new to the gluten-free diet don't imagine that soup is a risk—after all, soup and bread have little in common, right?

Er, wrong. Many canned soups contain gluten ingredients, frequently in the form of thickeners. Cream-based soups usually feature far more wheat flour than cream.

If you need gluten-free soup, fortunately, the growing popularity of the gluten-free diet has led major soup manufacturers to produce some soup flavors that don't include wheat, barley, or rye as ingredients. In addition, a few specialty soup makers produce mostly gluten-free soup.

Gluten-Free Soup List

While that iconic red and white can may not work for you—Campell's doesn't have any gluten-free soups—there are plenty of other brands that can accommodate your dietary needs.

This list applies only to the United States; for products' gluten-free status in other countries, including Canada, you'll need to check with the manufacturers.

  • Amy's Kitchen: A total of 26 of Amy's 37 soups are considered gluten-free to less than 20 parts per million (ppm), including two frozen soup varieties. They will be prominently labeled "gluten-free." Some selections also feature reduced sodium, and most are organic. Look for Amy's products in the health food section of the grocery store.
  • College Inn: College Inn makes broths, not complete soups. Three of these broths—garden vegetable broth, organic beef broth, and white wine & herb broth—are considered gluten-free to 20ppm, according to the company's gluten-free list.
  • Anderson House: Anderson's Frontier Soups makes 33 varieties of gluten-free soup mixes, including such flavors as New Orleans Jambalaya, Texas Wrangler Black Bean, and Nebraska Barnraising Split Pea. All are certified gluten-free by the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Food Allergy Research & Resource Program (FARRP) at the University of Nebraska but are not made in a gluten-free facility. Anderson's Frontier Soup mixes are available online or at upscale supermarket chains.
  • Gluten-Free Cafe: Gluten-Free Cafe is a Hain Celestial Group subsidiary. It offers four soup choices: Chicken Noodle, Veggie Noodle, Black Bean, and Cream of Mushroom. The pasta in the soups is from non-gluten grain sources—it's rice pasta. Gluten-Free Cafe products are considered gluten-free to less than 20ppm.
  • Healthy Choice: Healthy Choice is a ConAgra company. ConAgra will declare wheat on its labels but not all gluten sources (gluten, of course, can come from wheat, barley or rye). Therefore, you're best served by steering clear of Healthy Choice soups, even if they appear to contain no gluten ingredients.
  • Imagine Foods: Imagine, another Hain Celestial Group company, reports that many of its soups are gluten-free to 20ppm. Hain Celestial marks gluten-free products with a red, upside-down triangle with the words "gluten-free" in it, so look for that symbol on Imagine soups before buying. Imagine soups come in boxes, not cans, and usually are found in the supermarket "natural" section. Beware: Many of Imagine's newer "chunky-style" soups contain gluten in one form or another, and the rest are not marked "gluten-free," likely because of gluten cross-contamination. Imagine broths, simmer sauces, and gravies all are marked "gluten-free."
  • Pacific Foods: Pacific, which makes soups in shelf-stable boxes instead of cans, includes many of its soups on its gluten-free list. Check the ingredients on each soup to see if it's safe or not. Pacific tests its products to less than 20ppm levels. Be aware that gluten-containing products may be manufactured in the same facility or on the same equipment as Pacific's gluten-free products. Like Imagine soups, Pacific soups usually are found in the "natural" or health food section of the supermarket, although sometimes stores will stock them next to more conventional soups.
  • Progresso: Progresso (a General Mills company) labels many of its soups "gluten-free," including Traditional Manhattan Clam Chowder, Garden Vegetable, Creamy Mushroom, Lentil with Roasted Vegetables, and Traditional Split Pea with Ham, among many others. Progresso soups are tested to less than 20 ppm levels, and those that are considered gluten-free will carry prominent "gluten-free" designations on the can.
  • Swanson: Swanson, a Campbell Soup company, makes 14 beef, chicken, and vegetable broth products that are considered gluten-free to 20ppm. These products include low sodium and unsalted beef and chicken stock. Swanson broth products come in both cans and boxes.

A Word From Verywell

As you're perusing this list of gluten-free soups (and possibly thinking about your next bowl of piping hot minestrone), remember that most of these soups are considered gluten-free to less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten. This is a low enough gluten level to have them qualify for "gluten-free" labeling, but they may still contain enough gluten to give you a reaction, depending on your sensitivity level.

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