Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  215
  • Protein  9 g
  • Carbohydrates  20 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  168 mg
  • Sodium  245 mg
  • Potassium  215 mg
  • Phosphorus  150 mg
  • Calcium  66 mg
  • Fiber  1.2 g

Veggie Strata

Roselyn, a DaVita dietitian from Colorado, brings her 37 years of experience and her love for food to her dialysis patients and you. Always striving to find delicious and exciting vegetable options, she offers a scrumptious kidney-friendly Veggie Strata.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Roselyn from Colorado.

Portions: 9     Serving size: 3" square


  • 7 slices sourdough bread, 1/2” thick
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted margarine
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1 cup raw mushrooms
  • 1 cup red bell peppers
  • 15 fresh spinach leaves
  • 7 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup tarragon vinegar
  • 1-3/4 cup liquid nondairy creamer
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco® hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ounce shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Cut bread into cubes. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 225° F for 15 minutes. Turn cubes over and continue baking 15 minutes or until dry and crisp.
  2. Dice onion, mushrooms and bell peppers.
  3. Melt margarine in a small skillet and sauté onion,  mushrooms and red peppers. 
  4. Grease a 9” square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange half of the bread cubes in a single layer in the dish and sprinkle with half of the vegetable mixture. Arrange spinach leaves on top.
  5. Form a second layer with remaining bread and vegetables on top.
  6. Whisk together eggs, vinegar, nondairy creamer, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and black pepper. Pour evenly over the bread.
  7. Cover surface with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.
  8. Allow strata to stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  9. Pre-heat oven to 325° F.  Remove plastic wrap and bake 50 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and sprinkle cheddar cheese over the top. Cook additional 10 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  11. Cut into 9 servings and serve hot.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Save time by cooking onion and mushrooms with margarine in the microwave instead of on the stovetop.
  • For a low-cholesterol diet, use 1-3/4 cups low-cholesterol egg product instead of eggs.
  • Look for a rustic-style artisan white bread or a sourdough round loaf. Slice 1/2 inch thick.

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Veggie Strata

rkupadhyaya says:


A rather fulfilling dinner choice.

Jan. 13, 2014, 8:35 PM - Inappropriate review?

Veggie Strata

LindaMaeWetzel says:


This recipe is SO Delicious! The tarragon vinegar, and hot sauce really add flavor. I made it just as is. And we loved It. Will make it again and again!

Jul. 16, 2012, 4:50 PM - Inappropriate review?

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