Healing Low-FODMAP Bone Broth using Slow-Cooker; Gluten-free

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This is an amazing low-FODMAP beef bone broth that is made in the slow-cooker.  Low-FODMAP bone broth is nutrient rich; packed with minerals and amino acids.  These compounds form the building blocks for collagen, gelatin and glycosaminoglycan which promote healthy skin, hair, nails as well as intestinal and joint function.  You can’t get these compounds in a store-bought stock or powder.

Low-FODMAP bone broth has been suggested to have numerous health benefits including alleviating joint pain, helping digestion and promoting immunity.  It is also super easy in the slow-cooker or crock pot!

Check out over 300 more low-FODMAP recipes on the blog, including low-FODMAP Chicken Broth, low-FODMAP Chai Overnight Oats and low-FODMAP Smoothies.

You may also love my low-FODMAP Happy Soup for those days when you want soup but don’t have time to wait 🙂

Be healthy and happy,

Rachel Pauls, MD

Low-FODMAP Bone Broth using Slow-Cooker; Gluten-free

Although this recipe has not been tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients.

Serves: 8

Prep time: 15 M

Cook time: 24-48 hours

Bake 400F


  • 1 pound or more beef bones (grass-fed, organic ideally)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon peppercorns
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (check your brand to ensure it is gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 carrot, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (use garlic-infused oil if desired)
  • 1-2 gallons water
  • 7 Qt Crock-Pot or modify to your sized pot


  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • Rub oil over bones
  • Spread bones on baking sheet
  • Roast bones on baking tray for 1 hour (this improves the taste of the broth)
  • Remove, and place bones in slow cooker
  • Add remaining ingredients to cooker
  • Cover with water to fill
  • Cook on medium-low for 24-48 hours until bones crumble when pressed lightly
  • Skim fat layer from top and store or discard
  • May strain if desired prior to storage
  • Store in freezer bags or in cubes (use ice-cube tray) or serve immediately

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18 Responses

  1. Hi there,

    I’m looking forward to trying out your low fodmap bone broth recipe. It sounds tasty and painfree. I’m also interested in trying out your seasonings. Now that I am learning to avoid certain foods and spices, I’m finding it so hard to cook without my usual go to seasonings.

  2. I have some turkey neck bones in my freezer, would it be ok to add these with the beef bones should I add other spices?
    I cant seem to print this recipe, am I missing something?

    1. Thanks for your question! The turkey bones may cook faster than the beef ones. We have not tried this combination, so we can’t really comment for certain. To print, you may wish to copy and paste the page into a Word document, then print that. Hope that is helpful!

    1. Hi Ellen,
      Thanks for the question! You can use this bone broth as a substitute for beef broth or stock in any recipe you like. So it would be great to make gravy (try our low-FODMAP gravy recipe). Have a wonderful day 🙂

    1. Hi Tiffany,
      We think this is possible, but we do not have experience using an Instant Pot for this or other recipes. Sorry we can’t be more helpful. Good luck 🙂

    1. Yes Kaelyn!
      This should be stored in the fridge or frozen. It should be good for 3-4 days in the refrigerator and 3 months if well frozen. Thanks for the question!

  3. Hi! I’m drinking some great bone broth and just saw the ingredients include onion and garlic. I’m wondering if even though these are just essence (like tea), if they’re making this not so low-FODMAP? Would love to know your thoughts. Thanks!

    1. Hi Alex,
      Typically we suggest complete avoidance of anything containing onion and garlic, even small amounts. This includes broths, sauces, spice mixtures and other savory products.
      You may find our low-FODMAP Happy Gut Guide helpful for your journey!

  4. Hi! I’m so glad to have found these recipes – thank you! I’m a bit clueless when it comes to making broth and I’ve never done it, so this may be a silly question, but where do you get the bones for the broth?
    Thank you in advance!

    1. Hi Vanessa,
      It is usually good to try your local butcher and ask if they have leftover bones they will either give or sell to you. Other options are to buy bones for bone broth from several online vendors that provide them. Good luck!

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