This recipe could easily be made gluten free. I used heavy cream and it could be eliminated. I chose to use it because I had some in the refrigerator that was leftover from a different recipe and I didn't want to waste it and, I was craving a creamy soup!
The recipe made about 10 cups of soups. My husband and I had it for several dinners and lunches and I would have thrown the leftovers in the freezer but we ate it all in just a few days!