Lazy Gluten Free: Lazy Girl's Gluten Free Cream Soup

Lazy Girl's Gluten Free Cream Soup

In my experience, pretty much all national brand cream soups have gluten, and the gluten-free ones are super expensive or hard to find. This is a recipe my mom found a couple years ago to use in place of any cream soup.  It is very easy to put together and you can make it into just about any flavor you need (see below for suggestions). I have committed this recipe to memory since I use it pretty frequently and the base is only three ingredients.

For the purpose of this post, I am going to give you the basic Cream Soup recipe, but you can easily add whatever you like to suit your needs. The soup also works well as a substitute for gravy or a white sauce.

Gluten Free Cream Soup

You will need:
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour (I use King Arthur Gluten Free Multi-Purpose Flour)

1) Melt butter in a medium saucepan.

2) Add the milk and whisk together. Add the flour and mix well. 

3) While continuing to whisk mixture, bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Continue to whisk until soup is thick and creamy. 

4) Add desired flavorings and stir well. Remove from heat.

Yield: about 1 cup of cream soup.

You can add this to any recipe that calls for a cream soup! See below for additional variations:
  • Cream of chicken soup: add 1 package of chicken flavor, like Meijer brand, which is gluten free.
  • Cream of mushroom soup: add 1/2 cup sauteed mushrooms
  • Cream of celery soup: add 1/2 cup sauteed celery
  • Cheese sauce: add 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese to the sauce when hot for mac and cheese, or to drizzle over veggies.
  • Alfredo sauce: add 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese or a mix of other white cheeses, along with 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg to the sauce when hot.
  • Gravy: use cream soup AS IS: over roasted turkey, chicken, beef, etc... OR add 1/3 cup pan drippings to cream soup when it's hot. Makes a very tasty gravy!!


  1. This is a great recipe. I have had a rough time finding a cream soup that my daughter could have & tasted good. This was great & we used it in the Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe. Thanks.

  2. This is a great recipe. I've had a rough time trying to find a cream soup recipe that actually tastes good & is gluten free. We have used it in the Tuna Noodle Casserole recipe. It was great. Thanks.

    1. I am really glad to hear this recipe worked for you! I honestly think it tastes better than the canned cream soups anyway. Thanks for posting!

  3. Thank you so much for this! I needed Cream of Something or other for a recipe last night and my husband went to several groceries. He finally found one gluten free brand in the wrong flavor. I told him he should have stocked up and then he told me how expensive it was. I think I will be using your recipe next time around!

    1. You are so welcome! It is difficult to find GF soups. I love the versatility of this recipe. It's worked great for me in casseroles and many other dishes too. I always make my own tomato soup too using a tomato sauce base from a can and adding milk and basil. My husband actually prefers it to the store-bought kind!

  4. This looks delicious! I was diagnosed with Celiac several years ago and I've often had a hard time with soup, because as you know, so many mixes contain one form of gluten or another. I've missed cream soup and I will definitely give this recipe a try with some chicken flavoring. Have you heard anything about Lewis and Clark Lentil and Sausage Stew? I've found some positive reviews but most websites are only selling it in packs of six. Considering buying one pack from to try it out.

    1. It is very good - creamy and versatile! Hope it makes being GF easier for you :)
      I have not heard of that stew before, if you give it a try let me know how it is.