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gluten-free Canned Soup?

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Careful folks, this is a thread from 19 months ago recently brought back to life. Information in the first 17 posts is from 2006, and may no longer be useful.

Campbell have a clear-disclosure policy, that is, if gluten is in the product then the common name of gluten grain will appear in the ingredient list: wheat, rye, barely or oats. Ingredients may vary between Canada and the US. For example, Campbell's Chicken with Rice is gluten-free in Canada, but not in the US.

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So that means that Campell's Spaghetti and Meatballs has gluten? I didn't see it on the label.

Anything with Spaghetti that is a mainstream product is going to have gluten in it. Mainstream pastas, unless specifically stated otherwise are made from wheat.

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Making your own soup is so incredibly easy. You need to learn how to make soup the easy way.

Get a crock pot. Put all soup ingredients in it on low. Cook while you are out all day, ready when you get home.

If you want something more than basic broth soups (you can buy precut meats, if you eat meat), and even prepared veggies! Then plan on making a batch on the weekend, then freeze it in batches.

Soup is one of the most basic and simple dishes. All you need to do is to get a soup cookbook, substitute any gluten containing ingredients (rice for barley, for example) and enjoy.

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While it may be easy to make soup - and I usually do... There are times when you need something quicker/easier. I and my children have celiac disease. I am currently pregnant and have had an upper respiratory infection and colds are going around our house (not flu, just a cold). My husband was going to go grab me some soup to keep at the house and wanted me to check on campbell's soups again. We found the site www.campbellswithoutgluten.com. This is an official Campbell's site where they list their products that are gluten-free. THERE ARE NO SOUPS on their list.

While there are other companies that have gluten-free soups they are usually much more expensive so I guess I am back to making large batches and canning for when we are feeling "under the weather."

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While it may be easy to make soup - and I usually do... There are times when you need something quicker/easier. I and my children have celiac disease. I am currently pregnant and have had an upper respiratory infection and colds are going around our house (not flu, just a cold). My husband was going to go grab me some soup to keep at the house and wanted me to check on campbell's soups again. We found the site www.campbellswithoutgluten.com. This is an official Campbell's site where they list their products that are gluten-free. THERE ARE NO SOUPS on their list.

While there are other companies that have gluten-free soups they are usually much more expensive so I guess I am back to making large batches and canning for when we are feeling "under the weather."

Here's what I do when I am sick and need soup.

I start with some gluten-free broth. I always keep this onhand. If I have an onion, some carrots and celery, I chop them up and put them in the broth and cook until tender. I also add a bit of dried parsley. If I don't have the fresh veggies, I always keep some freeze dried onions and carrots in the house and will use those. If I have dried celery (I only sometimes do), I will toss that in. If my stomach is really upset or I'm in a big hurry, I will leave out the veggies.

I then add canned or pouched chicken. I always have this onhand as well. I usually buy the cans at Costco.

And then I add my starch. Our favorite is Uncle Ben's roasted chicken flavored rice. It is pre-cooked. All you have to do is break it up with your fingers before you open the pouch.

If I don't have this or can't get it, I will use whatever cooked white or brown rice I have in the house. These days I can generally find something no matter what store I go to.

I can make this soup in as little as 5 minutes if I don't use the vegetables so it's almost as quick as opening a can if I don't add the veggies. Even if I do add the veggies, it just requires a bit more cooking time.

I have also made this in the crockpot, waiting until just before we are going to eat it to add the rice.

If I am feeling a little better or have more time, I will cook some rice or pasta from scratch and add that instead of the pre-cooked rice. Tinkyada brown rice spaghetti broken into small pieces tastes to us just like the Campbells chicken and noodle soup, especially on the 2nd day.

I have had people tell me that this soup couldn't possibly be good and that the only way to make good chicken soup is to use the whole chicken, bones and all. Well, I disagree. It is very flavorful and soothing when you're not feeling well and don't feel like cooking.

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I was just about to dive into a lunch of Progresso Chicken & Wild Rice Soup, and after spending the last 2 days of recovering from being glutonized, I stopped. Something told me not to eat it. I had read in previous forums this was okay, and the ingredients did not say it had gluten, but it didn't say it was gluten free.

As my bowl of soup sat steaming, waiting to be eaten, I called Progresso and they said "We cannot guarantee that is not free of gluten", and lady on the line went on to explain that there is threat of cross contamination in the factory. However, she did say they had a list of 9 other soups on their website that are gluten free and they do state they are gluten free on the can.

I'm not going to risk it. But just wanted to put this out there.

My dogs will enjoy the soup!

Blessings!

gluten-free life is better.

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For those in Canada, here is a link to a list of Campbell's gluten-free soups, from the Campbell's Canada website. My apologies to our American friends; I can't verify if they are the same or different in the US.

http://campbellsoup.ca/en/products/health.asp?label=glutenfree

Enjoy! You'll be glad to see there are more than a few things to choose from. :)

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We had Pacific Foods Southwest Veg last night. It wasn't as good as homemade, but still pretty tasty. Comes in a "paper box" ( like a juice box). Labelled gluten-free, no Msg, no soy. Got it at Target but have seen it at the regular grocery.

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