Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  306
  • Protein  9 g
  • Carbohydrates  36 g
  • Fat  14 g
  • Cholesterol  43 mg
  • Sodium  188 mg
  • Potassium  242 mg
  • Phosphorus  134 mg
  • Calcium  87 mg
  • Fiber  2.0 g

Creamy Pasta Primavera

DaVita renal dietitian Mary from California enjoys trying different ethnic dishes and making them kidney-friendly so her dialysis patients can eat them too. If you have a taste for Italian, try Mary’s Creamy Pasta Primavera.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Mary from California.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1 cup


    • 1 cup carrots
    • 8 ounces cream cheese
    • 1/4 cup green onion
    • 8 ounces bow tie pasta, uncooked
    • 1 cup broccoli florets
    • 3/4 cup Rice Dream® Original Classic rice drink
    • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, shredded
    • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


    1. Slice carrots, cube cream cheese and shop green onion.
    2. Prepare pasta as directed on package (without salt). During last 5 minutes of cooking time, add broccoli and carrots to water. Drain.
    3. Mix cream cheese, Rice Dream®, Parmesan cheese, onion and seasonings in a large saucepan; cook on low heat until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently.
    4. Add pasta and vegetables together; toss lightly and serve hot.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 3 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • For a higher protein dish add chicken or shrimp.
    • Frozen broccoli and carrots can be substituted for the fresh vegetables.
    • Enriched rice milk contains added phosphorus and calcium. Look for the unenriched products.

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Creamy Pasta Primavera

mockingbird1979 says:


This is a great recipe. It was easy to make. I did add a little garlic and some black pepper.

Jan. 16, 2014, 11:57 AM - Inappropriate review?

Creamy Pasta Primavera

aerikalewis says:


I'm eating this right now. It is so good. I used almond milk instead of rice dream. It is wonderful.

Dec. 06, 2012, 10:23 AM - Inappropriate review?

Creamy Pasta Primavera

lilmiss says:


I personally thought the Rice Dream Original made this taste sour. I thought it would taste way better using skim milk 3/4 cup. Make sure to ask if that's okay for you to do. Whatever you do don't use the Rice Dream :/

Oct. 07, 2012, 8:30 AM - Inappropriate review?

Creamy Pasta Primavera

dogdazed says:


Very good recipe - lots of flavor and easy to make. We used frozen mixed vegetables instead of broccoli and carrots, and it was very tasty.

Jul. 05, 2011, 4:31 PM - Inappropriate review?

Creamy Pasta Primavera

GmaChip says:


We had this for supper tonight and it was great! It is very easy to make, and tastes even better. This a keeper.

Feb. 18, 2009, 5:12 PM - Inappropriate review?

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