Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  119
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  3 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  16 mg
  • Sodium  106 mg
  • Potassium  99 mg
  • Phosphorus  36 mg
  • Calcium  29 mg
  • Fiber  1.2 g

Are You Kidding Me Artichoke Dip

Serve Are You Kidding Me Artichoke Dip at your next party. This delicious, kidney-friendly recipe for people on a kidney diet.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe provided by DaVita patient, Gretchen, and submitted by DaVita dietitian Arlene from California.

Portions: 10     Serving size: 2 tablespoons


    • 1 cup frozen artichoke hearts
    • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/4 cup sour cream
    • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
    • 1 large garlic clove
    • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
    • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. Place artichoke hearts in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 6 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool.
  3. Chop artichoke hearts.
  4. In a medium bowl combine mayonnaise, sour cream, cream cheese, hot sauce and crushed garlic clove. Transfer mixture to a baking dish.
  5. Top with Parmesan cheese. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly on top.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • If canned or jarred artichokes in water are used instead of frozen, look for the lowest sodium brand. Rinse well to help reduce sodium.
  • Try this dip on toasted slices of baguette, crisp celery or with your favorite low-sodium crackers.
  • Tabasco© sauce is one of the lowest sodium hot pepper sauces.

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Are You Kidding Me Artichoke Dip

Reine22 says:


do you have a complete cookbook that can be downloaded? or do I have to request each dish? Moderator comment: We have several cooking collections yu can download from the website by going to You can also save and organize your favorite recipe in My Recipes when you create a account.

Oct. 14, 2012, 6:06 PM - Inappropriate review?

Are You Kidding Me Artichoke Dip

165mustang says:


Made this for a kidney/diabetes challenged friend. Really good! Will make it again for my family regardless of the need to pay attention to salt and protein.

Nov. 09, 2011, 3:50 PM - Inappropriate review?

Are You Kidding Me Artichoke Dip

TUNETOWN1_ says:


I made this and had only a small portion....before I knew it, my son had finished it....we love it!

Mar. 31, 2011, 1:07 AM - Inappropriate review?

Are You Kidding Me Artichoke Dip



Fantastic! My father is a vegetarian, so I spread a few tablespoons of this on top of a portobello mushroom cap. He has 1/2 a cap with dip for a snack. And I eat the leftovers myself!

Feb. 16, 2010, 1:21 PM - Inappropriate review?

Are You Kidding Me Artichoke Dip

angiewass says:


This is ridiculous... in the best way! SO GOOD!

Dec. 20, 2009, 10:14 AM - Inappropriate review?

Are You Kidding Me Artichoke Dip

god's child says:


I made this for a family dinner. Everyone loved it. If I didn't tell them it was safe for my father to eat no one would have know it was dialysis recipe.

Jun. 02, 2009, 8:06 PM - Inappropriate review?

Are You Kidding Me Artichoke Dip



My husband loves this dish, makes him feel like he is cheating on his renal diet. I use this as a filling in the jumbo pasta shells and serve it with Italian Beef. yummy

Mar. 01, 2009, 9:10 AM - Inappropriate review?

Are You Kidding Me Artichoke Dip

mamasquirrel says:


This is a great dip--it has a great texture as well as taste. Not every store carries frozen artichokes, so read and compare the sodium content on the canned ones. This will be a dip that we will use again!

Jan. 18, 2009, 7:12 AM - Inappropriate review?

Are You Kidding Me Artichoke Dip



This was absolutely delicious. Our friends who are not restricted from the items my husband can not eat, gobbled it up.

May. 26, 2008, 5:31 PM - Inappropriate review?

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