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Low FODMAP sweet potato risotto

You can wake me up at night for risotto. I love risotto. It is such perfect comfort food. That’s why I want to share a recipe for sweet potato risotto with you today.

My love for risotto started years ago when my mum got the cookbook Jamie’s Italy by Jamie Oliver. I still remember we made mushroom risotto or risotto with spinach and goat cheese from the book. Not often, but only for special occasions.

With Christmas or if we were organising a dinner or sometimes on a normal Sunday. When we knew risotto would be on the menu my sister and I were looking forward to it all week and when the day was finally there we ate as much as we could. Good memories.

I still love risotto. It is a perfect dish to make for guests. Rich, creamy and filling and almost everybody loves it.

People often think risotto is hard to make, but that is not really true. The only thing that takes a bit of time is preparing the rice. But this takes a maximum of 20-30 minutes, so you can have a risotto on the table within an hour.

Since a year or two, I have a new favourite risotto recipe. Sweet potato risotto with chicken. I had forgotten this recipe a bit over the summer, but now it is autumn again I have already made it again several times.

You bake the sweet potato in the oven beforehand and then it becomes nice and crunchy. Then you add fried chicken, some zucchini, some bacon and of course parmesan cheese to this.

It might sound a bit strange at first, sweet potato risotto, but it is a perfect combination. The sweetness of the sweet potato is balanced out with the hearty bacon and parmesan cheese. So good!

Time to share the recipe with you!

Low FODMAP sweet potato risotto with chicken on a plate
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Low FODMAP sweet potato risotto

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  • Author: Karlijn
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Servings: 2 1x


Delicious low FODMAP sweet potato risotto with zucchini, chicken and of course parmesan cheese. Gluten-free and low lactose.


  • 120 g risotto rice
  • 1 medium sized sweet potato (70 g per person is low FODMAP)
  • 100 g zucchini
  • 200 g chicken breast
  • Optional: 60 g bacon
  • Parmesan cheese, add according to taste
  • Pepper, salt, oregano and parsley
  • A cube of butter
  • 1 stock cube (make sure there is no garlic or onion added)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Peel the sweet potato and cut into small cubes. Put them on a baking tray covered with baking parchment and drizzle them with some oil, salt and pepper. Bake them in the oven for 30 minutes. Turn them once when half of the baking time has passed.
  3. In the meantime cut the zucchini very small (I used a spiralizer and then cut the strings in small pieces) and slice the chicken breast into cubes.
  4. Heat some oil in a pan and bake the chicken breast and the bacon while stirring. Flavour with some pepper and salt. Add the zucchini and bake for about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Bring 500 ml water to boil and add the stock cube. Turn the fire a bit lower, but make sure the stock keeps boiling.
  6. Heat some oil in another pan.
  7. Note: I do not use garlic and onion because that is not low FODMAP. Usually, in risotto recipes, onion and garlic are used. If you don’t have to eat low FODMAP you can add 1 onion and 1 clove of garlic (in small pieces) to the oil after this step and stir this until the onions have glazed.
  8. Add the rice and stir this until the rice looks a bit glazed. Then add a spoonful of stock while you keep stirring the rice. When all the stock has absorbed, add another spoonful. It is important that you watch the risotto constantly and keep stirring, otherwise, it will stick to the bottom of the pan or burn. Continue adding stock spoon after spoon until the risotto is soft and done.
  9. Flavour the risotto with some salt, pepper, oregano and parsley.
  10. Stir the sweet potato, chicken breast, bacon and zucchini through the risotto and heat it for a few minutes.
  11. Finally, stir a cube of butter and the parmesan cheese through the risotto. Serve the risotto on plates and sprinkle some more parmesan on top.
  • Prep Time: 40 mins

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