I grew up on macaroni and cheese. Not the homemade kind, but Kraft Mac & Cheese with the neon orange powdered cheese sauce that contain a laundry list of scary, high FODMAP ingredients. Even though I know how terrible it is for me, it’s hard not to crave it at times.
Ever since I went gluten free years ago, I have had this go-to version of gluten free “macaroni” and cheese. I finger quote “macaroni” simply because I have never used actual macaroni noodles, but that really doesn’t matter. I had to make a few tweaks to the recipe when I started on the low FODMAP diet, but it’s still just as good!
Low FODMAP Macaroni & Cheese Recipe
8 oz Gluten Free Macaroni or Pasta (I use Trader Joe’s Brown Rice Fusilli)
3/4 Cup Rice Milk (or any other Lactose Free Milk)
1 Tablespoon Lactose Free Butter
1 Cup Shredded Cheese (I use 1/2 Cup Cheddar & 1/2 Cup Parmesan)
While the pasta is cooking, heat Milk in a small saucepan set over medium heat.
Add Butter to the warm Milk.
Once the Butter is melted, remove from heat and stir in the Gluten Free Flour, Salt and Pepper to the mixture.
Once mixed, stir in the Cheese.
When Pasta is finished cooking, drain (do not rinse in cold water).
Combine the Pasta and Cheese mixture.
Makes 2 servings.
You can add almost anything to this low FODMAP pasta dish based on your tastes. I have added a variety of spices and foods, including Chives, Green Onions (green part only), Parsley, Oregano, Cayenne Pepper, Olives, Diced Jalapenos, Bacon, Ground Beef or Turkey and Crushed Red Pepper.
As the weather cools down, I tend to crave hearty soups that warm your body all over. However, canned soups and the low FODMAP diet do not go well together. Wheat flour, garlic and onion are frequent ingredients in ready-made soups, so the majority of them (almost all) will not work.
That’s where Progresso Tuscany Chicken Broth comes in. I found this little low FODMAP gem through Pinterest. I haven’t yet found this in stores, so I buy it from Amazon. This allows me to make a variety of soups without having to start the broth from scratch.
Low FODMAP Potato Soup Recipe
6-8 Large Potatoes, Peeled & Cut into 1 Inch Squares
Nothing says summer quite like a hamburger on the grill. While it would be delightful to enjoy that hamburger on a bun with some ketchup or mustard, the low FODMAP diet prohibits those items. Plus, many store bought hamburger patties contain fillers like onion and bread crumbs, and they’re pretty bland when you don’t have the right sauces.
So how do you enjoy summer grilling again? This recipe. All the tastes are put right into the burger, so you don’t have to worry about dressing it up later. You won’t even miss the bun… I promise.
The first time I caught a cold while on the low FODMAP diet, I was very unprepared. Chicken noodle soup is a great remedy for a sore throat, runny nose and fever, but almost all canned soups contain wheat, garlic or onion, so I was at a loss. I had some gluten free broth that I had prepared and froze months ago, but I knew how loaded with garlic, onion and celery it was, which would make me feel worse. As soon as I felt better, I perfected my low FODMAP chicken broth and chicken soup recipes, so I would be better prepared the next time I was under the weather.
It’s Cinco de Mayo and we’re hosting a Mexican Fiesta Party at our place today. I was looking for an easy Mexican recipe that could be used as a taco dip with tortilla chips or wrapped in a soft tortilla shell. To make it convenient to serve while people come and go, I wanted it to be warming constantly in a crock pot. It’s important that it adhere to the low FODMAP diet since 2 our of guests also struggle with IBS. And, of course, it should be delicious for everyone at the party!
While I didn’t find the ideal taco dip recipe anywhere that met the above guidelines, I decided to create my own. I was a little nervous creating something completely new, but it turned out to be amazing and delicious! I got rave reviews on the Mexican Taco Dip and was asked for my recipe multiple times. So, here it is…
Low FODMAP Crock Pot Mexican Taco Dip Recipe:
1 lb Ground Turkey (Ground Beef Can be Substituted)