GERD / Acid Reflux

GERD / Acid Reflux / Heartburn Friendly Main Course Recipes

These recipes should not provoke GERD / Acid Reflux / heartburn. Most of these recipes do not contain known GERD triggers. However, in many cases those with GERD / Acid Reflux will be able to tolerate small amounts of these known triggers, and those recipes with small amounts of GERD triggers are noted. Similarly, some recipes will be more likely to provoke symptoms when they are eaten in larger portions; these are also noted.

Foods and ingredients that trigger GERD / Acid Reflux / heartburn symptoms vary from person to person. While to the best of our knowledge these recipes should not trigger symptoms, only you know what foods are triggers for you. Keep a food diary so that you know which foods are triggers for you, and check the ingredients in each recipe to see if it contains foods that are triggers for you.

Chicken / Turkey Recipes

Oven Fried Chicken - This GERD-Friendly recipe is from Cooking to Reduce the Burn.
Cashew Chicken - This GERD-Friendly recipe is from Cooking to Reduce the Burn.
Chicken Fajitas with Roasted Red Peppers - This GERD-Friendly recipe is from Cooking to Reduce the Burn.
Chicken with Tarragon Mustard Cream - The mustard may be a GERD trigger, but the creaminess of the sauce may help this for some.
Chicken Pot Pie - The onions and garlic may be GERD triggers even in the small amount in this recipe. Consider leaving them out.
Ginger Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce - No specific GERD triggers.
Island Chicken - The spices may be GERD triggers, although some can tolerate these.
Vineyard Chicken - The lemon juice in the sauce may be a GERD trigger, but the creaminess may help this for some.
Stuffed Turkey Breast - No specific GERD triggers. Consider a smaller portion size.
Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic - Although the garlic may be a GERD trigger, the garlic flavors the chicken and some with reflux may tolerate this recipe well.
Roast Turkey Breast- No specific GERD triggers.
Seared Chicken Breasts with Cranberry Sauce- No specific GERD triggers.
Polynesian Chicken - No specific GERD triggers.
Roasted Papaya Chicken | Low Sodium - No specific GERD triggers.
Tarragon Mushroom Orzo with Chicken - No specific GERD triggers.
Kung Pao Chicken - No specific GERD triggers.
Maple Sage Turkey Breast - No specific GERD triggers.
Turkey Burgers - No specific GERD triggers.
Chicken Saltimbocca - No specific GERD triggers.
Asian Peanut Chicken with Noodles - No specific GERD triggers as long as you leave out the onion.
Chicken Marsala - No specific GERD triggers.
Chicken Parmesan - No specific GERD triggers.
Chicken with Cumin Roasted Acorn Squash | Low Sodium Version - No specific GERD triggers.
Chicken Satay - No specific GERD triggers.

Fish Recipes

Baked Cumin Trout with Squash and Pumpkin Seeds | Low Sodium Version - No specific GERD triggers.
Braised Tuna with Ginger Plum Sauce - The red peppers are possible GERD triggers but could be left out.
Fish Cakes (Pantry Meal) - No specific GERD triggers.
Fish Soup with Yams - The onions are cooked long enough that they should be tolerable.
Ginger Papaya Whitefish (Pantry Meal) - No specific GERD triggers.
Ginger Peanut Whitefish - No specific GERD triggers.
Halibut with Cilantro Ginger Sauce - Even though this has some onion, cooking it for a while along with the ginger may make this GERD friendly.
Halibut with Dill and Potato Topping - No specific GERD triggers.
Halibut with Peanut Cilantro Butter - No specific GERD triggers.
Halibut with Rosemary Maple Glaze | Low Sodium Version - This recipe may provoke reflux symptoms. Some people with GERD can tolerate cooked onions, however.
Maple Glazed Salmon with Lentils - No specific GERD triggers.
Mustard Seared Whitefish - No specific GERD triggers.
Oven Fried Fish | Low Sodium Version - The mustard may be a GERD trigger but the small amount may be OK for most.
Salmon in Parchment with Mangoes | Low Sodium Version - The peppers may be a GERD trigger for some. This GERD-Friendly recipe is from Cooking to Reduce the Burn.
Salmon with Caper Mayonnaise | Coumadin-Safe Version - There is lemon juice in this recipe but in a small enough amount that it may not trigger GERD symptoms.
Salmon with Cumin Roasted Acorn Squash - No specific GERD triggers.
Salmon with Parmesan Crust - No specific GERD triggers.
Seared Halibut with Basil Oil - No specific GERD triggers.
Seared Halibut with Basil Pea Puree - No specific GERD triggers.
Seared Salmon and Chick Pea Salad - No specific GERD triggers.
Sole in Parchment with Vegetables and Mushroom Sauce - The red peppers are possible GERD triggers but could be left out.
Tuna Melt - No specific GERD triggers.
Tuna Noodle Casserole (Pantry Meal) - No specific GERD triggers.
Udon Noodle Salad with Salmon - No specific GERD triggers.

Pork Recipes

Shiitaki and Cranberry Stuffed Pork Loin - The shallots may be a GERD trigger, but could be left out of the recipe.
Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Port Sauce - Because the onions are thoroughly cooked there is less of a chance for them to trigger GERD. No other specific reflux triggers.
Autumn Pork Chops - The white onion may be a GERD trigger, but because they are cooked longer may not be a problem for some.
Pork Chops with Caramelized Apples - No specific GERD triggers.
Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Savory Peach Marmalade - Contains red peppers and lime juice, but in amounts that should be safe for those with GERD.
Pork Chops with Bourbon Pecan Sauce - No specific GERD triggers.
Pork Chops with Herbed Butter | Coumadin Safe Version - No specific GERD triggers.
Pork Tenderloin with Barley Casserole - No specific GERD triggers.
Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Paprika Mayonnaise - Cooking the spices helps mellow the harsh flavors and for most folks this will be mild enough to be GERD friendly.
Sweet Potato Stew with Maple Roasted Pork - No specific GERD triggers.
Pasta Carbonara - The garlic is removed after cooking, so it should be safe for those with GERD / Acid Reflux.
Pork Chops with Lime Curry Sauce - Includes curry powder and lime juice, but in amounts that should be safe for those with GERD.

Shellfish Recipes

Bay Scallops with White Wine and Herbed Butter - There are small amounts of ingredients that are GERD triggers including garlic, shallot and lemon juice. The amounts may be small enough to not provoke GERD symptoms.
Blue Cheese Crab and Fusilli Pasta | Coumadin-Safe Version - No specific GERD triggers.
Crab Cakes - There are small amounts of ingredients that are GERD triggers including Tabasco, shallot, mustard and lemon juice. The amounts may be small enough to not provoke GERD symptoms.
Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp and Broccoli - The roasted garlic may be a GERD trigger, but many can tolerate it.
Kung Pao Shrimp - No specific GERD triggers.
Mushroom Scallops - No specific GERD triggers.
Mussels in White Wine and Herbed Butter - There are small amounts of ingredients that are GERD triggers including garlic and shallots. The amounts may be small enough to not provoke GERD symptoms.
Mussels with Saffron Broth | Low Sodium Version - Contains shallots, but in small amounts that may not provoke symptoms.
Pecan Shrimp Linguine (Pantry Meal) - No specific GERD triggers.
Scallops Gratin - No specific GERD triggers.
Scallops with Yellow Pepper Sauce | Low Sodium Version - The shallot is roasted long enough that it should be safe for those with GERD / Acid Reflux.
Shrimp Scampi - The garlic may be a GERD trigger. Try roasting the garlic, as this may be better tolerated. This GERD-Friendly recipe is from Cooking to Reduce the Burn.
Whole Wheat Linguine with Shrimp and Leeks - The leeks may be a good alternative to other onions and should be safe for those with GERD.

Vegetarian Recipes

Mushroom Risotto - The garlic, onions and tomatoes may be GERD triggers. Try leaving out the tomatoes and soaking the onions before cooking. This GERD-Friendly recipe is from Cooking to Reduce the Burn.
Butternut Squash Risotto - The onions may be a GERD trigger. Try leaving out the tomatoes and soaking the onions before cooking. Paprika may be a GERD trigger. Consider substituting with a fresh herb like rosemary.
Creamy Mac and Cheese - No specific GERD triggers.
Fettucine Alfredo - This GERD-specific recipe is from Cooking to Reduce the Burn.
Fettucine with Roasted Mushrooms and Cipollini Onions - The onions are potential GERD triggers, but sweet onions have been reported to be less of a trigger and you may be able to tolerate them.
Gnocchi | Gluten-Free Version - No specific GERD triggers.
Pasta with Tomato Sauce - Consider using Low-acid Tomato Sauce from Cooking to Reduce the Burn.
Fettucine with Roasted Eggplant and Broccoli - There are GERD triggers in this recipe in small amounts, but overall this recipe may be safe.
Fettuccine with Olive Oil and Garlic - The fresh garlic may be a GERD trigger for some. Try roasting the garlic beforehand, as some may tolerate it better.
French Onion Pizza | Low Sodium Version - The caramelized onions should be safe for most with GERD.
Parmesan Gnocchi | Low Sodium Version - No specific GERD triggers.
Yam Gnocchi - No specific GERD triggers.
Wild Mushroom Gnocchi - No specific GERD triggers.
Mona's Sauteed Veggie Plate - No specific GERD triggers.
Lentils and Eggs - The onions are potential GERD triggers, but they are cooked long enough that this recipe should be safe.