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?

Not necessarily. Many canned soups contain gluten ingredients, frequently in the form of thickeners. Cream-based soups feature more wheat flour than you might even realize.

Fortunately, the growing popularity of the gluten-free diet has led major manufacturers to produce soup flavors that don't include wheat, barley, or rye as ingredients or thickening agents. In addition, a few specialty soup makers produce gluten-free soup.

Gluten-Free Soup List

Alas, that iconic red and white can may not work for you—Campbell's offers many gluten-free products, but none of them are soup. However, 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.

Anderson House

Anderson's Frontier Soups makes 33 varieties of gluten-free soup mixes, including 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.

Amy's Kitchen

Of Amy's 37 soups, 29 are considered gluten-free to less than 20 parts per million (ppm). 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 or in the regular soup aisle.

College Inn

College Inn makes broths, not complete soups. Three of these—Garden Vegetable broth, Organic Beef Broth, and White Wine & Herb Culinary Broth—are considered gluten-free to 20ppm, according to the company's gluten-free list.

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. Though the brand will label wheat on its labels, it may not include all gluten sources (gluten 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, asserts that many of its soups are gluten-free to 20ppm (and marked with a red, upside-down triangle and the words "gluten-free"). Imagine soups come in boxes, not cans.

Beware: Imagine's "chunky-style" soups contain gluten in one form or another, and are not gluten-free. 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.

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. 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 22 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 trace amounts gluten to give you a reaction, depending on your level of sensitivity.

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