Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  118
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  12 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  166 mg
  • Potassium  21 mg
  • Phosphorus  15 mg
  • Calcium  4 mg
  • Fiber  .3 g

Garlic Oyster Crackers

Garlic Oyster Crackers are a delicious side dish for any kidney diet, whether you have kidney disease, diabetes or on dialysis.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by the DaVita dietitian team.

Portions: 14     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored popcorn oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 7 cups oyster crackers
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill weed


  1. Preheat oven to 250° F.
  2. Mix oil and garlic powder in a large bowl. Stir in crackers, coating evenly.
  3. Sprinkle in dill weed and toss to mix.
  4. Spread crackers on a cookie sheet and bake 45 minutes. Gently mix every 15 minutes.
  5. Spread crackers on paper towels to cool. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1 starch
    • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • One 12 ounce bag oyster crackers contains 7 cups.
    • Serve snack-size portions in small paper cups.
    • Add your favorite low sodium herb seasoning or chili powder for a spicier mix.

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Garlic Oyster Crackers

djbrown says:


Can I replace popcorn oil with olive oil or canola oil? Dietitian comment: Yes[INVALID]or any flavored oil you desire.

Aug. 22, 2014, 9:44 AM - Inappropriate review?

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katecann says:


Really nice treat! Patients, teammates, and my husband really liked these. The garlic flavor eliminated any need or taste for salt. Very, very good!

Jun. 06, 2014, 12:16 PM - Inappropriate review?

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meganotoole says:


GREAT! For sure do not miss the salt- what a treat. I was wondering if we could add curry powder without compromising the patient. I am new to helping someone on dialysis- Moderator comment: Yes, enjoy the curry flavor. One teasoon of curry powder contains 1 mg sodium, 31 mg potassium and 7 mg phosphorus--all are low for a kidney diet.

Oct. 09, 2011, 11:19 AM - Inappropriate review?

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srandhawa__ says:


This is a great recipe. It's easy to do for a large group of people, and you don't really miss the salt.

Dec. 22, 2010, 6:47 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Made this for my patients and they loved it. I thought it had had a little too much garlic and would substitute 1/2 garlic with onion powder and suggest just skipping the baking step all together as I didn't feel it added anything to taste.

Sep. 30, 2008, 1:04 PM - Inappropriate review?

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