Prebiotic and Probiotic Recipes

These top-rated recipes are gut-friendly foods, including prebiotics and probiotics; foods that take care of your microbiome so it can take care of you.

Staff Picks

Sicilian Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Rating: 5 stars 69
This is a recipe for my Sicilian grandmother's creamy homemade ricotta cheese. Great as a spread on fresh bread or add as a topping to fresh Pasta.

What Are Probiotics? 5 Things You Need to Know

As more research points to a connection between gut health and overall wellbeing, probiotics are taking a center stage in healthful eating.
By Christabel Lobo

Raw Fermented Beets

Rating: 5 stars 2
The health benefits of fermented foods are well established, and they're tasty to boot! If you're lucky enough to have a bumper crop of beets, try this easy recipe.n Once beets are fermented, store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
By Allrecipes Member

Chef John's Crème Fraîche

Rating: 5 stars 228
Nothing beats the fabulous taste and texture of homemade crème fraîche!

What Is Kombucha and Is It Healthy?

This trendy, fermented tea promises health benefits, but does it actually deliver?
By Alli Shircliff

Breakfast Fruit Smoothie with Kefir

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
A sweet, yet tart smoothie. A healthy, energetic start to the day.

Spicy Lemon Ginger Switchel

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
This haymaker's punch is an old-timey favorite that's basically just a refreshing, palate-cleansing, vinegary, and thirst-quenching sipping drink. Pour over ice and enjoy!

What Are Prebiotics?

For better gut health, you'll need to eat both probiotics and prebiotics. But the good news is, you probably already are.
By Alyssa Sybertz

Fermented Kosher-Style Dill Pickles

Rating: 4 stars 1
These old-fashioned deli-style pickles are created entirely by fermentation without using vinegar. This fermented dill pickle recipe produces a quantity that fills a 1/2-gallon mason jar. If you like, add a few nontraditional chile de arbol peppers for their red visual appeal (and spiciness)!

What is Lacto Fermentation?

This gut-healthy method of preserving food is found in cuisines around the world.
By Hayley Sugg

Pickled Daikon Radish and Carrot

Rating: 4.5 stars 32
I love the pickled daikon radish and carrot that come alongside Vietnamese rice noodle salads, and realized that it's so easy to make at home! These are not only great in rice noodle salads but also in rice paper rolls.

Yogurt Parfait

Rating: 4.5 stars 67
This is delicious for breakfast, snack, even for a dessert! It looks great in a glass, but can also be made in a bowl. Use your favorite fruit, or whatever is in season.

Inspiration and Ideas

How To Eat For A Healthy Gut
Probiotics like yogurt get the press. But a healthy gut also depends on PREbiotics, the fiber-rich foods that good gut bacteria thrive on. Leafy greens? You bet!
Add Fermented Foods To Your Meals
Try 'em with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.