Need a stress-free side dish this holiday season? These low FODMAP make-ahead mashed potatoes will add a delicious pop of flavour to your table, with only trace amounts of FODMAPs!
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Mashed potatoes are one of my favourite holiday side dishes! But they can be a pain in the
arm butt to make! Holidays are huge at the Agur house (like 40+ people huge), so there are a lot of things happening in my kitchen on “event day.”
Between timing dishes jumping in and out of the oven and saying hi to everyone as they come in, I don’t have a lot of time to stand around poking my potatoes. So these make-ahead mashed potatoes are one thing I can cross off my to-do list!
One of my favourite things about these mashed potatoes is that I can make them first thing in the morning and not think about them again until dinner. I dump the potatoes and chicken broth into my slow cooker, set the timer, and walk away.
By the time dinner rolls around, the potatoes are so tender they practically mash themselves! Then I throw in the remaining ingredients, give it a stir, and voila!
Heads up, cooking potatoes in chicken broth is my new favourite thing! It gives the mashed potatoes a rich, savoury undertone you can’t get from cream or butter! So if you’re looking for a savoury side dish you can set and forget this one’s a winner!
If you want more holiday side dish ideas, check out my 12 low FODMAP holiday side dish recipes ebook. All of the side dishes in the book feature foods with no detectable FODMAPs to make managing your FODMAP load a little easier.
Keep it FODMAP friendly
These savoury make-ahead mashed potatoes are the perfect holiday sidekick! Check out the notes below for tips on keeping this recipe FODMAP friendly!
First up, potatoes. According to Monash University, potatoes don’t have any FODMAPs. This means you can eat as many potatoes as you’d like without adding to your FODMAP load.
Next up, chicken broth. Finding a low FODMAP chicken broth can be tricky, as most pre-packaged brands contain garlic and onion. For my North American peeps, Campbell’s no salt chicken broth and GoBio’s chicken broth are both low FODMAP. If you can’t find either of these at your local store, you can also use Fody Food Co.’s low FODMAP chicken soup base.
Heads up! This recipe was calculated using my low FODMAP chicken broth recipe. This chicken broth has no FODMAPs, so it won’t add anything to your FODMAP load. If you use another recipe or brand, make sure to adjust your FODMAP math.
We’ll also be using milk and butter. If you’re in the elimination phase of the program, you’ll need to use lactose-free milk.
Butter, on the other hand, is low FODMAP (because it’s all fat). Check the label of whatever you have on hand. As long as no milk products have been added (like milk, milk solids, cream, etc.), you’re good to go.
Next up, cheddar cheese. According to Monash, cheddar cheese only has trace amounts of FODMAPs, so you can safely eat larger servings without going over your FODMAP load.
Last but not least, kale. This leafy little powerhouse also has trace amounts of FODMAPs. So you can add more if you’d like without adding to your FODMAP load.
This tasty side dish will be the highlight of your holiday table! Plus, since it’s made with all low FODMAP ingredients, you can pack your plate without adding any FODMAPs to your meal!
Lactose = 0
Fructan = 0
GOS = 0
Polyol = 0
Looking for a quick and easy side dish for the holiday season? These make-ahead mashed potatoes will be your new best friend!
- 3 lbs Yukon potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 + 1/2 cups low FODMAP chicken broth
- 1/2 cup lactose-free milk – 2%
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1 + 1/2 white cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 + 1/2 cup kale, stems removed and chopped
- Combine the diced potatoes and chicken broth in a 6 qt slow cooker. Cook on high for 3 – 4 hours or on low for 6 – 7 hours.
- Add the milk, butter, salt, and pepper to the slow cooker and mash the potatoes until smooth. Then add the cheese and kale, and stir until the cheese is melted. Serve warm.
Recommended low FODMAP serving size – 1/3 cup per sitting.
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Slow Cooker
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1/3 cup
- Calories: 297
- Sugar: 2
- Sodium: 411
- Fat: 17
- Saturated Fat: 11
- Unsaturated Fat: 2
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 36
- Fiber: 3
- Protein: 10
- Cholesterol: 50
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Hopefully, these low FODMAP make-ahead mashed potatoes will take a little stress out of your holiday season! If you like this recipe, don’t forget to share it! Together we’ll get the low FODMAP diet down to a science!
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