Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  57
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  7 g
  • Fat  1 g
  • Cholesterol  21 mg
  • Sodium  69 mg
  • Potassium  54 mg
  • Phosphorus  30 mg
  • Calcium  15 mg
  • Fiber  0.2 g

Shrimp Spread with Crackers

DaVita dietitian Sara Colman shares a kidney-friendly Shrimp Spread with Crackers recipe that you can serve at your next party.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe from "Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook" by Sara Colman RD, CDE and Dorothy Gordon BS, RN. Submitted by DaVita dietitian Sara from California.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 3 crackers, each with 1 teaspoons of spread


  • 1/4 cup light cream cheese
  • 2-1/2 ounces cooked, shelled shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon no-salt-added ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco® hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning blend
  • 24 matzo cracker miniatures
  • 1 tablespoon parsley


  1. Set cream cheese out to soften.
  2. Mince shrimp and stir into cream cheese.
  3. Stir in ketchup, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce and Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning.
  4. Place 1 teaspoon of spread on each cracker. Garnish with minced parsley.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 starch
  • 1/2 meat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Serve with celery sticks instead of crackers if desired.

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Shrimp Spread with Crackers

deetesla says:


Great ideas, thank for sharing.

Feb. 16, 2010, 5:34 PM - Inappropriate review?

Shrimp Spread with Crackers



My husband Jack just lost a kidney transplanted five years ago and started dialysis again yesterday, after five years. I went looking for a dialysis diet with some recipes to help cook some healthy meals. What a terrific website. Found so much more than I was looking for but all wonderful. Thanks, Jack's wife Judy

Sep. 19, 2009, 5:12 PM - Inappropriate review?

Shrimp Spread with Crackers



Recipes look great. I would like to query if you dont live in the USA, what are the substitutes for Mrs Dash's seasonings in SA. Thank you Response: Mrs. Dash seasonings are a blend of herbs and spices without added salt or potassium chloride. To substitute you can make a blend of your favorite diried herbs and spices. You can go online to to check availability.

Nov. 21, 2008, 3:23 AM - Inappropriate review?

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