Soft and Bland Foods

Soft and Bland Foods

The following foods are soft and taste bland. They’re good to eat if you have mouth sores or pain.


  • Whole milk
  • Plain or well-blended yogurt without fruit pieces
  • Pasteurized eggnog
  • Soft cheese (cottage cheese, ricotta cheese)
  • Mild or processed cheese melted into a sauce


  • Cooked cereals, cream of wheat, farina, cream of rice, oatmeal, grits
  • Smooth mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes
  • Well-cooked pasta
  • White or brown rice
  • Soft whole grains (such as barley and farro)
  • Soft breads (such as soft rolls, muffins, soft French toast pancakes


  • Tender cooked meat, fish, and poultry
  • Chicken salad, tuna salad, egg salad
  • Meatloaf and meatballs
  • Baked or broiled fish
  • Scrambled eggs or souffle
  • Plain cheese quiche
  • Salmon loaf or croquettes
  • Casseroles
  • Hummus
  • Well cooked beans
  • Tofu


  • Vegetable juices (such as V-8 or carrot juice)
  • All well-cooked, diced vegetables
  • Chopped or creamed spinach