Looking for a side dish that will rock your socks? You’re going to love these low FODMAP twice baked potatoes. Stuffed with savory bacon bits, cheddar cheese, and FODMAP friendly chives, these twice baked potatoes are the perfect sidekick for any meat and potatoes dish. So, fire up the grill and get ready to wow your crowd.
Twice baked potatoes are one of my favourite birthday traditions. But, since I started the low FODMAP program, they’ve seemed completely out of reach. If you’ve been missing them too, I’ve got a treat for you!
These twice baked potatoes have a wonderfully silky texture and a rich, deep flavour you’re going to love. They take a bit of time, but you can bake the potatoes and make the filling in advance to keep things simple at dinner time. Just warm up the potatoes in the oven when you’re ready to serve them.
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Keep It Friendly
These low FODMAP twice baked potatoes will take your dinner to the next level. 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 have as many as you want without adding to your FODMAP load.
Next up is dairy. If you’re in the elimination phase, you’ll need to use lactose-free sour cream and milk. For my Canadian peeps, both Gay Lea and PC have lactose-free lines available.
We also use cheddar cheese. Hard cheeses like cheddar and mozzarella are low FODMAP in small servings because some of the lactose molecules are broken down during the fermentation process. According to Monash University, cheddar cheese is safe in servings of up to 1/2 a cup. This recipe uses 1/2 a cup of shredded cheddar cheese, which works out to about 2 tbsp of cheddar cheese per serving. This is well within Monash’s recommended serving size.
This recipe also calls for butter. But, according to the Monash app, butter doesn’t have any FODMAPs (because it’s all fat). So, you won’t need to use a lactose-free butter.
Last but not least are chives. Monash says chives don’t have any FODMAPs, so you can add as many as you want without adding to your FODMAP load.
Even though this recipe is low in FODMAPs, it’s very high in fat. While fat isn’t tested as part of the low FODMAP program, it is a general gut irritant. If you know you’re sensitive to fats, try using reduced-fat sour cream and cheese. If that’s still too much, you can also try a smaller portion.
Pick Your Headliner
Twice baked potatoes are a classic side dish for any meat and potatoes meal. Try them with a bone-in pork chop, a nice tender steak, or these tasty BBQ ribs.
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These low FODMAP twice baked potatoes are the perfect sidekick for your next meal. With a silky texture and a deep, rich flavour, you'll forget they're low FODMAP.
- 4 russet potatoes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter (cut into small pieces)
- 1/2 cup lactose-free sour cream
- 4 bacon strips (crumbled)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 3 tsp minced chives (green parts only)
- 1/4 cup lactose-free whole milk
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (grated, save some for sprinkling)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and dry potatoes and rub skins with olive oil and salt. Bake for 1 hour or until cooked through.
Once the potatoes are cooked, reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and allow the potatoes to cool off for about 10 minutes. Then, cut a hole in the top of each potato and gently scoop out the insides into a heatproof bowl (make sure not to rip the skin). Add your butter to the bowl and mash the potatoes.
Once the potatoes and butter have been combined, add the sour cream, bacon bits, salt, pepper, chives and cheddar cheese to the bowl and mash the mixture again until combined.
Fill the potato shells with the potato mixture and sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes to warm the potatoes, then top with any extra chives and bacon bits. Serve warm.
It's much easier to cut the hole in the potato if the skin is crispy. Because if this, you'll want to cook your potatoes in the oven instead of the microwave.
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