Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  540
  • Protein  23 g
  • Carbohydrates  22 g
  • Fat  36 g
  • Cholesterol  107 mg
  • Sodium  295 mg
  • Potassium  644 mg
  • Phosphorus  230 mg
  • Calcium  37 mg
  • Fiber  3.1 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1-1/2 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 3 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Double boiling potatoes in a large pot of water reduces potassium content. Peel and cut potatoes into small pieces, cover with water and boil  5 minutes. Replace with fresh water and cook to desired consistency. Discard cooking water.
  • Freeze extra portions for a quick meal later.
  • The nutrient analysis includes gravy from a dry mix. Make low-sodium homemade gravy to reduce sodium content.

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Easy Shepherd’s Pie
ohneclue says:

I'm diabetic and just started with early Kidney problems according to my lab work so my concern is far more directed to the potatoes and NONDAIRY CREAMER in the recipe so I would NEVER cook this USING CHEMICALS rather than cauliflower subbing for the potato carbs and a nut or coconut milk sub for the chemical junk nonfood used to dilute the potatoes! As a fellow dietitian, I am astounded that a dietitian would recommend a cup of nondairy creamer chemicals to a kidney patient as a diluent to potatoes! I was impressed with my initial contact with DaVita but this doesn't impress me at all. Dietitian comment: Thanks for your comment. We are in the process or revising all recipes with NDC due to the undesirable phosphate additives now in NDC.

May. 16, 2015, 10:57 PM - Inappropriate review?
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jrlawr says:

This is similar to what I make. The difference is I use a can of tomato soup instead of tomato sauce. I also use green beans instead of carrots and pepper. I think the non dairy creamer would add chemicals to the dish..Prefer natural, like milk in the potatoes. Dietitian comment: You could use substitute unenriched rice milk for the NDC.

May. 15, 2015, 10:06 AM - Inappropriate review?
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maryanncol says:

This is a great recipe - one of my hubby's favorites and it is me that is on dialysis.

May. 15, 2015, 9:27 AM - Inappropriate review?
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sguess4 says:

this is so close to the real thing I was beyond thrilled

Mar. 29, 2015, 7:23 AM - Inappropriate review?
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I dont know if I didnt use enoughpotatoes or changing to 1 percent milk made that much difference, but I had toadd more potatoes because 1 cup of milk made the potatoes soup. Otherwise good flavor will make again

Nov. 16, 2014, 8:57 AM - Inappropriate review?
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Would using a mashed cauliflower (rather than leeched potatoes) lower potassium content? Dietitian comment: Yes the cauliflower is lower in potassium, even after the potatoes are leached.

Oct. 27, 2014, 7:43 AM - Inappropriate review?
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JEAustin says:

Very tasty and easy to make. A recipe worth saving!

Apr. 27, 2014, 5:52 AM - Inappropriate review?
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JimmyAlle says:

Could you add the gravy before baking ? that would keep the meat moist and that is how I have cooked regular Sheppards Pie. What would be the differents ? Dietitian comment: Great suggestion!

Oct. 10, 2013, 7:37 AM - Inappropriate review?
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cats says:

I think this is too high in potassium for someone who is not on dialysis yet. CKD non-dialysis I use the Lower Protein one

Jun. 05, 2013, 1:42 AM - Inappropriate review?
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This is a kid friendly meal. They couldn't even eat the whole portion.

Apr. 29, 2013, 4:29 PM - Inappropriate review?
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frankath says:

HI EVERYONE I'M NEW AND WOULDOVEN TO MAKE SOME OF THESE RECIPES. IS THERE A WAY TO CONVERT THE INGREDIENTS MEASURES AS I DON'T KNOW CUP MEASUREMENTS THANK YOU IN ADVANCE Moderator comment: There are websites with information on converting Imperial to metric measurements. Here is one site to help:

Oct. 02, 2012, 5:47 AM - Inappropriate review?
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This is very easy to make and tastes yummy!! I recommend it highly. I followed the recipe exactly except that I added just a bit more tomato sauce and it was delicious!

Aug. 27, 2012, 2:33 PM - Inappropriate review?
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Out standing, but I used shredded beef.left over roast. I did soak my potatoes for 2 hours also. Charlie S.

Jan. 27, 2010, 4:38 PM - Inappropriate review?
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This was an amazing recipe, However make sure you do not accidently make it with French vanilla Liquid Non Dairy Creamer. French Vanilla Shepards Pie was an interesting taste, however a normal taste would have been better.

Jan. 20, 2010, 3:15 PM - Inappropriate review?
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newatthis says:

Great recipe - my husband loves it...but did I miss something? My pie never gets "bubbly." When do you add the gravy - prior to baking, or on top after it's done? Moderator comment: Good catch on the gravy. We contacted Juhi who told us the gravy is to be served on top once the pie is plated. As for bubbly it may be bubbly depending on how long you cook it, but if it doesn't bubble when done don't worry.

Jan. 05, 2010, 6:15 AM - Inappropriate review?

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