logoDuring this time of year, everyone is in a rush and most of us don’t have time to spend a lot of time making dinner every night. Thanks to the Chicken Cheese Enchilada soup from Progresso, we can have a super easy and gluten-free dinner without much work at all!

One can of the delicious soup will work for six small or four large boneless chicken breasts. Place the chicken in a baking dish and pour the entire can of soup over it. Use non stick spray for metal pans and no spray for glass dish. Bake for approximately 30 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Make sure chicken is cooked through and serve chicken and sauce over white or brown rice. Add some healthy veggies like asparagus or a nice green salad and you have and easy and tasty gluten-free meal.

Another idea for this versatile soup is to cook some gluten-free pasta and add the pasta to a saute pan of the heated up Chicken Cheese Enchilada soup. Thoroughly coat the pasta and get everything hot and you have another easy gluten-free meal that is anything but bland. You can also just serve the soup over rice since there is protein (chicken and cheese0 in the soup – easy, nutritious and delicious!

38804One of the reasons I like to support Progresso products is that they are removing MSG from all their soups and they are labeling the gluten-free soups they make right on the back of the can. The gluten-free marking is easy to see which makes is easy to grab and move on when you’re shopping. Any company that labels their products gluten-free and doesn’t add a lot of junk to their food is okay in my book.

Recently Campbell’s created a website that lists all their gluten-free items and none of their soups are listed. At one time about five or so Campbell’s soups were considered gluten-free by the company. The representative I spoke to said at present, there are no soups the company considers gluten-free in the product line, but they might be able to add some of the soups to the gluten-free list eventually. Several of their Swanson broths are gluten-free.

It is pretty easy to tell which companies care about making money off of the gluten-free consumer. In my opinion, the companies that take the time to know which of their products are gluten-free and label them as such, deserve my hard earned money. The companies that tell me to read their labels and I’ll be able to figure out if the product is gluten-free are essentially asking me to spend about three times as long grocery shopping as the average consumer has to. Label reading is certainly required much of the time so when possible, I choose to support companies that treat us like the valued customers we are.

Many people are surprised to find out how many soups from Progresso are now gluten-free and labeled as such. The Creamy Mushroom soup was what we used for our green bean casserole for Thanksgiving dinner. I thickened it with a little cornstarch and it was absolutely perfect for the dish. To check the gluten-free status of Progresso soups, click on ’nutrition’ and then the type of soup on the website.  Thanks to Progresso for making some wonderful MSG and gluten-free soups!