Delicious No-Chew Soft Food Recipes

Do you have difficulty chewing or have to follow a soft food diet for medical reasons? Here’s a list of no-chew recipes that you can use to create delicious, nutritious meals without having to chew. From mashed potatoes to soft bananas, jellos to egg dishes, you’ll find something here that fits your needs. Read on to find out more!

Ingredients used:

  • Mashed potatoes, white or sweet
  • Gravies and sauces for mashed potatoes
  • Potato salad
  • Pureed roasted squash with honey
  • Corn “cake” (Mexican corn pudding)
  • Creamed soups; beans pinto, navy, black; cream of potato, especially cream of tomato
  • Cooked fruits, mashed
  • Veg juices, V8 or “splash”
  • Soft bananas; cool seedless watermelon
  • Milk shakes
  • Frozen yogurts
  • Fruit flavored yogurt
  • Ground deli meats like bologna
  • Deviled ham spread (pureed picnic loaf)
  • Hummus and or nut butters, thinned
  • Puddings and pudding-pie with crumb crust
  • Spaghetti ohs (can be swallowed without chewing)
  • Tiny curd cottage cheese
  • Cheesecake
  • Flans and brulees
  • Mac and cheese made with soft pasta like acino or those other little balls
  • Eggs, scrambled; poached
  • Wonder bread - the soft white stuff
  • Creamed cereals like cream of wheat
  • Jello (why not?)
  • Ice creams, custards, sorbets, sherbets
  • Soft barley, broth, soft minced carrot (roast beef?)
  • Cold soft tofu cubes
  • Soy sauce
  • Grated ginger
  • Scallions
  • Miso soup

Recipe steps:

  • Start by making mashed potatoes, either white or sweet. Then make different gravies and sauces to accompany the mashed potatoes. For an alternative to mashed potatoes, you can try out potato salad. Pureed roasted squash with honey is another great option. Next, try out corn 'cake' (Mexican corn pudding). Make sure to include creamed soups like beans pinto, navy, black; and cream of potato, especially cream of tomato. Cooked fruits can be mashed up for a delicious dish. Add some veg juices like V8 or 'splash'. Soft bananas, cool seedless watermelon and milk shakes can also be added for extra sweetness. Don't forget about frozen yogurts and fruit flavored yogurts! Ground deli meats like bologna, deviled ham spread (pureed picnic loaf), and hummus and/or nut butters, thinned can also be added. Then you can try out puddings and pudding-pie with crumb crust, spaghetti ohs, tiny curd cottage cheese and cheesecake. Flans and brulees, mac and cheese made with soft pasta, creamed cereals, jello, ice creams, custards, sorbets, and sherbets are also great options. Finally, add in soft barley, broth, soft minced carrot, cold soft tofu cubes, soy sauce, grated ginger, scallions and miso soup for a tasty meal.
  • If you can't decide what to make, here's a website you can check out for more ideas: Pureed Diet. This includes a soft diet, soft lite diet, bland/low gastric irritant diet, mechanical/edentulous soft diet, low residue diet (less than 3 grams dietary fiber) and pureed diet.
  • If you're looking for something different, try cold soft tofu cubes with a little soy sauce. For a more 'adult' way to eat it, add grated ginger and some scallions, or put small cubes in some miso soup.

If you have difficulty chewing or have to follow a soft food diet for medical reasons, these no-chew recipes are perfect for you. With a variety of delicious dishes to choose from, you’ll have plenty of options to create nutritious meals without having to chew. Give these recipes a try and enjoy!