If you’re on a low FODMAP diet, planning for holiday meals can feel daunting. You may be fretting that you need to miss out on your favorite, traditional holiday dishes. This is understandable because many are made with wheat, onions, garlic, dairy, and other high FODMAP foods. Fortunately, there are so many wonderful low FODMAP recipes online for just about any holiday dish you can think of. In this recipe roundup, we’ve chosen recipes from reputable sources, so we know they are delicious and made with low FODMAP ingredients!
Low FODMAP Appetizers
You can offer low FODMAP cheeses and crackers on a serving tray. Good low FODMAP cheese options include cheddar, fresh mozzarella pearls, and blue cheese. When buying cheese, be sure to look at the nutrition label. One gram or less of carbohydrates means the cheese should be low in lactose, so long as you don’t overdo it on portion sizes.
Mary’s Gone Crackers Originals or Good Thins Simply Salt are good low FODMAP cracker options. Mary’s brand also just released a new version of crackers called Real Thin Crackers, which I served to several non-gluten free friends recently and we all loved them with cheese!
- Serve this Red Pepper Walnut Dip with low FODMAP veggies like red peppers, cucumbers, radishes, and carrot sticks.
- A favorite of adults and kids alike, Class Deviled Eggs are happily low FODMAP as long as you use mayo with no high FODMAP ingredients!
- Root Vegetable and Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Sage and Brown Butter Walnuts makes for an impressive appetizer.
- Try these Low FODMAP Lemon Caper Potato Bites for a tray of flavorful bites!
- Low FODMAP Crostinis with Lemon Thyme Goat Cheese are easy to make and look tasty.
Low FODMAP Vegetables & Sides
- I love good old biscuits and gravy this time of year. I didn’t think biscuits would ever be the same when I went gluten free, but Bob’s Red Mill made a perfect biscuit recipe! It is a labor of love but worth the effort. I serve them with my very own vegetarian gravy recipe, since they are the perfect complement to one another. Here is the recipe for both.
- It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a Green Bean Casserole, so check out this creative twist for a low FODMAP version.
- Though the low FODMAP portion size of brussels sprouts is small, you can still enjoy them in this Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe.
- This colorful Kale Cranberry Walnut Salad is a wonderful and healthy addition to any holiday meal.
- This Gorgeous Low FODMAP Roasted Vegetable Dish is perfect this time of year, with root vegetables in season.
- Mashed Potatoes are easy enough to make low FODMAP by substituting lactose-free or another low FODMAP milk for regular milk, but if you need inspiration, here is a recipe for Low FODMAP Mashed Potatoes with Chives.
A Low FODMAP Glazed Ham: no high FODMAP honey needed.
Maple Mustard is one of my favorite low FODMAP sauces. Here it pairs nicely with a juicy Pork Loin.
Roast beef is a popular holiday dish you don’t have to miss out on with this Tender Low FODMAP Bourbon Marinated Prime Rib Roast recipe.
For the vegetarians, check out this Low FODMAP Pumpkin Pasta—looks so yummy!
Or try a hearty Low FODMAP Smoked Gouda Quiche Tart with Spinach.
This Loaded Low FODMAP Vegetarian Stuffing is packed with veggies, making it a substantial dish for vegetarians, vegans and veggie lovers.
Low FODMAP Desserts
- These adorable Gingerbread Men Cookies are a blast to make with the kids or grandkids.
- These are some of my family’s favorite holiday cookies: Double Chocolate Cranberry Pecan! Back in the pre-COVID days, I served these at holiday get togethers and they were a big hit.
- This low FODMAP chocolate flourless cake is decadent. It’s hard to believe it’s flourless.
- While there is really no low FODMAP substitute for cherry pie, this low FODMAP Berry Pie may make you forget all about it!
- Mince Meat Pies are so popular around the holidays in many parts of the world, so thankfully you can enjoy this Low FODMAP Christmas Fruit Mince Pie!
- No one will ever know this Sweet Potato Casserole is low FODMAP!
- Finally, FODY’s Low FODMAP Gingerbread Loaf looks incredible.
Low FODMAP Beverages
Peppermint and chocolate go hand-in-hand this time of year. Kids and adults alike will love this Low FODMAP Mint Hot Chocolate.
It’s easy to make Low FODMAP Moscow and Kentucky Mules.
Though many alcoholic beverages are low FODMAP (check the Monash app for portion sizes), keep in mind that alcohol is a known GI trigger and should be limited.
We hope this recipe roundup simplifies your holiday meal planning and also helps keep your belly happy! Please feel free to share your own favorites in the comments below. Happy Holidays from all of us at Fig!