Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  165
  • Protein  8 g
  • Carbohydrates  13 g
  • Fat  9 g
  • Cholesterol  123 mg
  • Sodium  150 mg
  • Potassium  111 mg
  • Phosphorus  134 mg
  • Calcium  64 mg
  • Fiber  0.4 g

Cottage Cheese Sour Cream Pancakes

DaVita dialysis patient Gloria shares her recipe for Cottage Cheese Sour Cream Pancakes, a high protein, low phosphorus pancake treat.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe provide by DaVita patient Gloria and submitted by DaVita Dietitian Joyce from Michigan

Portions: 4     Serving size: 2 pancakes 4″ size


  • 2 large eggs   
  • 1/2 cup small curd cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour


  1. Beat eggs slightly.  Add cottage cheese, sour cream, and salt. 
  2. Mix until blended; will not be smooth.
  3. Gradually fold in flour.
  4. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls well apart into hot oiled pan or onto non-stick griddle.
  5. Cook until dry and brown around edges.  Flip and brown other side.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Suggested toppings include jam, jelly or canned fruit. Top with extra sour cream if desired.



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Cottage Cheese Sour Cream Pancakes

msdsks says:


LOVE THESE! Everyone in the family does. I added a little vanilla and 1/2T Splenda. Sometimes a little blueberries. What about Pineapple cottage cheese? I use low fat sour cream & low fat cottage cheese. Going to make some right now.

Jun. 08, 2014, 10:59 AM - Inappropriate review?

Cottage Cheese Sour Cream Pancakes

GrannyKathy46 says:


Loved this recipe, and even my non-CKD family members thought they were very good.

Mar. 09, 2014, 2:10 PM - Inappropriate review?

Cottage Cheese Sour Cream Pancakes

Greg__ says:


wife made it for me - trying to get me off store-bought frozen ones. she added cinnamon & fake sugar to recipe and doubled making extra to freeze for quick breakfast.

Jan. 24, 2013, 11:30 AM - Inappropriate review?

Cottage Cheese Sour Cream Pancakes

coubrough says:


I've never found cottage with a sodium content below the renal dietition recommended 10 %

Nov. 12, 2012, 12:42 PM - Inappropriate review?

Cottage Cheese Sour Cream Pancakes

sharchik says:


I truly do NOT understand the dieticians for this website and how they can post recipies that are so contrary to the advise we patients receive about proper nutrition on CKD diets. 1. All of the literature I have says that when it comes to acceptable dairy, cottage cheese is not on the list because the phosphorus levels are too high. And why is there salt in this recipe? I've noticed that many recipies on DaVita's web site have salt. And what is the FIRST thing patients are told when they are diagnosed with a kidney issue - go low sodium. Can someone please explain why DaVita's dieticians are allowed to be irresponsible like this? Moderator note: Thanks for your questions. You can follow a list of foods to avoid but that may be challenging when you start planning meals. It's more important to be sure your recipes end up low enough in sodium, potassium and phosphorus so you can stay within your daily targets for these minerals. Low sodium does not neccessarily mean no sodium. One serving of pancakes from this recipe contains only 150 mg sodium, about the amount you get from one piece of bread. You will notice the recipes that contain salt or salty ingredients use sparing amounts to add flavor but still keep sodium in a realistic range for a CKD or dialysis diet. The 1/2 cup of cottage cheese contributes 42 mg phosphorus to each serving and at 134 mg phosphorus per serving can easily be included in planning a low phosphorus breakfast. Pancakes from a mix contain approximately 200 mg phosphorus for a similar serving.

Nov. 10, 2012, 6:31 AM - Inappropriate review?

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