Make your holiday a little easier with this simple low FODMAP slow cooker stuffing!
This year has turned a few of our holiday traditions on their heads! But one thing I refuse to let go of is stuffing!
I have an unhealthy obsession with these savoury bread crumbs! So I'm always on the prowl for fun new recipes to try. This slow cooker stuffing is super easy and it tastes absolutely fantastic!!
Since the Agur extravaganza is cancelled this year, my husband and I are doing a low-key chicken Christmas. Since a chicken doesn't have quite enough space to curb my stuffing addiction, I can't tell you how excited I am to have my stuffing a la carte!
If you also have stuffing lovers in your family, trust me, this one's a winner!
Keep it FODMAP friendly
This quick and easy low FODMAP slow cooker stuffing is the perfect sidekick for any holiday meal! Check out the notes below for tips on keeping this recipe FODMAP friendly!
First up, bread. If you're in the elimination phase of the low FODMAP diet, you'll need to use long-rise sourdough bread. According to Monash University, traditional sourdough bread is low FODMAP in servings of 1 slice (48 g) per sitting. Servings of 6.5 slices (312 g) or more are high in the FODMAPs GOS and fructans.
It's ok if the bread is made from high FODMAP ingredients like wheat, spelt, or oats. Enough of the FODMAPs are broken down during the fermentation process to make a low FODMAP serving.
We'll be using one loaf of sourdough for our stuffing, which works out to 68 grams per serving. Is that too many grams? No worries, friend! Monash developed their serving sizes so you can have more than one serving per sitting. Most FODMAP-trained dietitians recommend sticking to 1.5 servings of each FODMAP group per sitting, which means we're good to go.
This recipe does max out on fructans and GOS, though. So if there are other holiday goodies you want on your plate from the same FODMAP group, stick to 1/2 a cup of stuffing per sitting to give yourself a little more wiggle room.
Next up, leeks. According to Monash, the green part of a leek is low FODMAP in servings of 2/3 cup (54 g) per sitting. Servings of 1 cup (75 g) or more are high in the polyol mannitol.
We'll be using 1 cup of leeks, total. That works out to 8 g of leeks per serving, which is well within Monash's recommended range.
We'll also be using oyster mushrooms. Unlike other mushrooms, oyster mushrooms are low FODMAP in servings of 1 cup (75 g) per sitting. Servings of 2.2 lbs or more are high in the polyols sorbitol and mannitol.
This stuffing calls for 1 cup of oyster mushrooms, which works out to 8 g of mushrooms per serving. This is well within Monash's recommended range.
We'll also be using celery. The Monash app lists celery as low FODMAP in servings of 10 g. Servings of 1/3 of a stalk (15 g) are high in the polyol mannitol.
Our recipe calls for 1/2 a cup of celery. This works out to 5 g of celery total, which is well within the recommended range.
Since we can't use a ton of celery in this recipe, try slicing it as thinly as possible to add as much of this classic stuffing staple as possible!
We'll also be using chicken broth. Finding a low FODMAP chicken broth can be tricky, since most brands use garlic and onion. For my North American peeps, Campbell's low salt chicken broth and GoBio's chicken broth are both low FODMAP.
If chicken broth is something you use regularly, you can also grab a Monash certified low FODMAP chicken soup base from Fody Foods Co. The soup base comes in granules, so you only use what you need.
If you want more creative control over your recipes, you can also make your own low FODMAP chicken broth. This recipe has no FODMAPs, so it won't add anything to your FODMAP load (woot).
The rest of the ingredients in this recipe won't add anything noteworthy to your stuffing, so you're good to go here!
Wondering how this slow cooker stuffing stacks up? Check out the notes below to see how many servings of each FODMAP group are in 1 cup of this recipe!
Fructose = 0
Lactose = 0
Fructan = 1.4
GOS = 1.4
Polyol = 0.7
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Low FODMAP Slow Cooker Stuffing
- Total Time: 4 hrs 20 min
- Yield: 10 cups 1x
This quick and easy low FODMAP slow cooker stuffing is the perfect sidekick for any holiday dinner!
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup leeks – green part only, chopped
- 1 cup carrots, peeled + chopped
- 1 cup oyster mushrooms, chopped
- 1/2 cup celery, diced
- 1/4 cup fresh thyme leaves
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1 loaf day-old low FODMAP sourdough bread, cubed
- 1 cup bacon, cooked + roughly chopped
- 1+3/4 cups low FODMAP chicken broth
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- Melt the butter in a large frying pan and add the leeks, carrots, mushrooms, and celery and cook them until they're tender (about 5 minutes). Once the vegetables are cooked, remove the pan from the burner and stir in the thyme and pepper.
- Pop the bread crumbs and bacon in a 6-quart slow cooker. Add the vegetables along with the chicken broth and wine. Give it a gentle stir until the bread cubes are evenly moist. Cook on low for 3.5 – 4 hours.
Recommended low FODMAP serving – 1 cup per sitting
- Prep Time: 20 min
- Cook Time: 4 hrs
- Category: side dish
- Method: slow cooker, crock pot
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 180
- Sugar: 1 g
- Sodium: 304 mg
- Fat: 3 g
- Saturated Fat: 3 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 28 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 6 g
- Cholesterol: 13 mg
Keywords: Low FODMAP stuffing, low FODMAP slow cooker stuffing, Christmas stuffing, Thanksgiving stuffing
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