Gluten Free Cream Of Mushroom Soup

I have always loved a good bowl of warm, creamy mushroom soup. However, as someone who follows a gluten-free diet, finding a delicious gluten-free cream of mushroom soup has been a bit of a challenge. After experimenting with different recipes and ingredients, I’m excited to share my favorite gluten-free cream of mushroom soup recipe with you.

The Base: Fresh Mushrooms

When it comes to making a rich and flavorful cream of mushroom soup, the key is to start with fresh mushrooms. I prefer using a combination of cremini and shiitake mushrooms for their robust earthy flavors. These mushrooms not only add depth to the soup but also provide a meaty texture that is so satisfying.

Building Flavor: Aromatics and Herbs

To elevate the flavor profile of the soup, I sauté finely chopped onions, garlic, and a sprinkle of fresh thyme in a generous amount of olive oil. The aroma that fills the kitchen as these ingredients cook together is simply irresistible.

Thickening Agent: Gluten-Free Flour

To achieve that creamy consistency in the soup, I use gluten-free all-purpose flour as a thickening agent. It’s important to cook the flour with the aromatics and mushrooms to ensure that the raw flour taste disappears and the soup thickens evenly.

The Creamy Element: Coconut Milk

Instead of heavy cream, I opt for creamy coconut milk to keep the soup dairy-free and vegan-friendly. The coconut milk adds a luscious creaminess to the soup while allowing the earthy mushroom flavors to shine through.

Seasoning and Garnish: Finishing Touches

A dash of gluten-free soy sauce, a splash of white wine (for an extra layer of complexity), and a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper bring the soup together beautifully. I love garnishing my bowl with a drizzle of truffle oil and a scattering of fresh chives for a touch of elegance.


This gluten-free cream of mushroom soup has become a staple in my kitchen, especially during the colder months. It’s comforting, flavorful, and just so happens to be gluten-free and vegan. Whether you’re following a gluten-free diet or simply looking for a delicious twist on a classic soup, I invite you to give this recipe a try. I hope it brings as much warmth and joy to your table as it does to mine!