Low-FODMAP Slow-Cooker Baked Potato Soup; Gluten-free

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I love using the slow-cooker for low-FODMAP cooking! This low-FODMAP Baked Potato Soup in the slow-cooker means easy cooking and clean up. But it is also one of the best tasting soups you will ever have.

When I took my first spoonful of this low-FODMAP Baked Potato Soup I closed my eyes to savor it better.  It is that good. Rich, creamy, hearty and bursting with flavor.   Not to mention low-FODMAP Baked Potato Soup packs tons of nutritious potato fiber, protein and vitamins in every bite. It goes great with my low-FODMAP Multigrain Bread.

You may also love my low-FODMAP Minestrone Soup, low-FODMAP Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup and my low-FODMAP Chili recipes.  Or check out over 300 more low-FODMAP recipes on the blog, and my low-FODMAP Slow-Cooker recipe collection. IBS-friendly.

Be healthy and happy,

Rachel Pauls, MD


Low-FODMAP Slow-Cooker Baked Potato Soup; Gluten-free

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

Serves 8-10

Hands on time: 30 mins

Cook time: 4 hours (high), 6-8 hours on low

Total time: 4 hours 30 min

Equipment: 5-6 qt slow-cooker (can also use a large pot and do on stovetop)

Ingredients

  • 6 slices uncooked bacon, diced (check to ensure no high-FODMAP additives)
    • I use Oscar Meyer bacon
  • 3-4 cups low-FODMAP chicken broth, divided (3 cups for the stock, then one additional cup depending on your desired consistency)
  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled (optional) and diced
    • This type of potatoes seem to work best for this soup
  • 3 tablespoons bacon grease – see recipe (or butter)
  • 1 tablespoon onion or garlic infused olive-oil (for tips on shopping for infused oils, see my low-FODMAP recipe swap blog)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose low-FODMAP, gluten-free flour (with or without xanthan gum)
  • 12-ounces full fat coconut milk, canned (can also use lactose-free milk for a lighter version)
    • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) is one low-FODMAP serving
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup lactose-free sour cream or lactose-free yogurt (full fat)
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt, or more to taste (depending on how seasoned your low-FODMAP chicken broth is)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Toppings: thinly-sliced green chives, extra shredded cheese, extra crisped bacon, lactose-free sour cream

Directions

  • In a large skillet, fry diced bacon until crispy
  • Reserve 3 tablespoons of the rendered bacon grease for later
  • Add bacon, chicken stock, thyme and potatoes to the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow-cooker, and stir to combine.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours, or until the potatoes are completely cooked through
  • Once the soup has slow cooked, prepare the low-FODMAP roux
  • Place the reserved 3 tablespoons of rendered bacon fat and the infused oil in a small saucepan on the stove over medium-high heat until it has liquified
  • Whisk in the low-FODMAP flour until it is completely combined, and then cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  • Gradually add in the canned coconut milk while whisking it together with the flour mixture, and continue whisking until the mixture is completely smooth
  • Let the mixture continue cooking until it simmers and thickens, stirring occasionally
  • When the roux is thick, pour it into the slow cooker with the potatoes, and stir until combined
  • Add in the cheddar cheese, lactose-free sour cream or yogurt, salt and pepper, and stir
  • Cook for about 10-15 minutes longer
  • If you would like the soup to be even thicker, you can use a potato masher to smash about half or all of the potatoes (while the soup is still in the slow cooker)
    • You can also opt to puree it with an immersion blender
  • If you would like the soup to be thinner, add in the extra 1 cup of warmed low-FODMAP chicken broth
  • Stir to combine, then taste and add more salt and pepper if needed
  • Serve with optional garnishes, or refrigerate for up to 5 days
  • It is soooo good.

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34 Responses

  1. Another homerun!

    Perfect for a chilly autumnal night by the fireplace. My foodie husband loves baked potato soup and wants it to be perfect. Even he exclaimed success at his first taste.

  2. I would love to try your recipes but unfortunately you don’t include nutrition breakdowns with your recipes. This recipe would take me the afternoon to find the counts for every item. I wouldn’t have time to make it !

    1. @Karen

      To the lady whining about nutritional info – wow. Grow up. The world isn’t here to accommodate your specific needs. Look it up yourself!!!! Seriously. Takes five minutes. When you leave the house do you expect everyone to bow down. I bet you’re fun to live with and be around. Nice passive aggressive reply. I am so tired of people like you. You kind of ruin everything. Or try to. You like to put others down and have the last word. Nobody likes you. Or wants to be around you. How do you know the “nutritional” info would be accurate? What if someone uses some other kind of potato or doesn’t have bacon or modifies it. I mean – lm vegan and will modify accordingly – I don’t expect her to put a vegan version out there. I mean come on. It’s potatoes.

      1. On the flip side, talking down to people in order to white knight, is a wonderful way to use the internet! “Nobody likes you” — VERY mature way to handle someone’s comment, that really wasn’t insulting in the first place.
        Perhaps she didn’t realize that she could use an app and was just making an observation? Maybe she is older and doesn’t have a good feel for technology? It’s possible that she struggles with obesity or PCOS and her calorie count is important?
        I suggest being less ham fisted about your own opinion of others. What’s really wrong with the world is that people like yourself believe it is their job to make people feel little.
        Next time a light suggestion that using an app may allow her to also take part in the community, would be a kinder way to go and help to make the world a nicer place.

      1. Totally agree Karen, if it’s Low FODMAP, should be healthy enough without going postal on calories etc..
        Indeed get a life….

  3. Excellent soup

    Made this recipe today and it turned out delicious. Only thing I left out was the sour creme, as it already seemed so rich and tasty. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Sharron,
      Thanks for your question! All the recipes on this blog are low-FODMAP. Onion infused oils and garlic-infused oils are safe on a low-FODMAP diet, since FODMAPs are not soluble in oil. That means, you can eat the oil and get the flavor of the onion or garlic, but not the harmful carbohydrates. This is not true for using those ingredients in a water based product or broth.
      However, if you prefer NOT to use an infused oil, then you can simply substitute a regular oil for the infused one. The flavor will be different, but it should still taste delicious! You can read more in our Free low-FODMAP Happy Gut Guide. Good luck!

    2. I switched out my onion and garlic for chives and scallion tops just the green part is useable,,I love it,,I add it to all my soups and dishes and it taste like I put onion and garlic in,, no pain or worries so far,,I wish u luck on your journey,,

        1. We adore scallion tips. Did you know that if you put the bulbs in cold water, the green will regrow? You don’t have to keep buying them. We just started doing this and we are thrilled with the results!

  4. This is the best potato soup I’ve ever made! Everyone I share it with love it. It’s so good on a cold day. I usually make a double batch so I can freeze several meals. Thank you for these low fodmap recipes that no one in the family can tell they are different and will eat it happily.

    1. Connie AWESOME!
      Thanks for reaching out.
      We also wanted to share that we have a COOKBOOK available in the US, Canada, UK and Australia!
      THE LOW-FODMAP IBS SOLUTION PLAN & COOKBOOK is the ONE thing that will take you through the entire FODMAP journey and share more than 100 recipes that prep in 30 minutes or less! Click here for details on the BEST low-FODMAP cookbook available 🙂
      Thank you so much for sharing and please stay in touch!

    1. Hi Julie,
      The recipe would likely work using turkey bacon and either butter or olive oil instead of the grease. The flavor may be slightly different but it should still be delicious. Let us know!

      1. It did work with turkey bacon and Carnation lactose-free evaporated milk instead of coconut creme. For those interested, my local supermarket doesn’t sell this milk, but Walmart does & even though there’s not a Walmart near me, they will ship it.

    1. Veronica,
      AWESOME to hear. Such a great thing to read first thing in the morning! You made our day. Please stay in touch!

  5. my partner and i have made a lot of your recipes and enjoyed them many times over, but i just made this soup for the first time and had to comment. WOoww! my partner is the low fodmap one of our pair, so i’ve eaten a lot of delicious gluten filled, heavy, creamy delicious baked potato soup and i am shocked at how good this version is! it’s not missing anything! the creaminess of it blew me away and the flavor is so rich. thank you! happy to have discovered this in the middle of february – we’ll be enjoying this at least once more this winter, i’m sure!

    1. Hi Alexis,
      LOOOOVE hearing from you! We get so excited to connect with our readers that are loyal fans, and we are thrilled you enjoyed this soup.
      Next time, would you kindly consider leaving some ‘stars’ as it helps others find our blog?
      We also wanted to tell you about our COOKBOOK available in the US, Canada, UK and Australia.
      THE LOW-FODMAP IBS SOLUTION PLAN & COOKBOOK will take you (or your partner) through the entire FODMAP journey and share more than 100 recipes that prep in 30 minutes or less! It also has a meal plan, grocery list and many more tips. Click here for details on the BEST low-FODMAP book available 🙂
      Take care and stay in touch with us!!

  6. Freezer meal question

    I’m making freezer meals for a friend on a low FODMAP diet. If I just dump the coconut milk and other roux ingredients in to make it easier for her, will that ruin the recipe?

    1. Hi Steph,
      We can’t really say if that would work or not. We have not tried to freeze this soup, and often potato soup is not the best to freeze. However, our reader above has tried to freeze it with success (see above comments). Therefore, it may be OK to finish the recipe completely and freeze it as such. Good luck!

    1. Thanks for your question. We appreciate you checking our list of low-FODMAP foods. However, we do want to ensure that you are also using one of the low-FODMAP food apps (such as Monash), since so many items change over time and these food lists are dynamic. Furthermore, portion sizes are VERY important to define something as a low-FODMAP food. In the case of sour cream, 2 tablespoons is one low-FODMAP serving. So, that is totally fine for this recipe, and you could certainly use regular sour cream. However, since we, and many of our readers try to limit lactose, we tend to stick to lactose-free versions. Good luck!

  7. We couldn’t find Yukon potatoes, so we used a similar kind, but I think we needed to boil them separately first because even 6 hours on high they arent cooking through in my brand new crockpot 🙁

    1. That’s interesting, did you dice them up? If they are in small pieces they should cook after 6 hours.

    1. Hi Kathie!
      Thank you so much for sharing your experience. It made my day to hear such kind words!!
      Stay in touch.
      ~Rachel

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