Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  273
  • Protein  13 g
  • Carbohydrates  48 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  6 mg
  • Sodium  115 mg
  • Potassium  251 mg
  • Phosphorus  154 mg
  • Calcium  93 mg
  • Fiber  4.5 g

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera is a perfect kidney-friendly recipe to make for a large group.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Yvette from Texas.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1-3/4 cup


  • 12 ounces pasta, uncooked
  • 12 ounces frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 14 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup half & half creamer
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose white flour


  1. Cook pasta and vegetables in separate pots according to package directions, but omitting salt. Drain.
  2. Pour low-sodium chicken broth in a medium-sized stockpot and heat on low heat.
  3. Add flour to broth whisking vigorously to avoid clumps from forming. 
  4. Add half and half and stir.
  5. Simmer on low heat for 5 to 10 minutes until mixture thickens slightly. Stir occasionally while simmering.  
  6. Add cooked vegetables and pasta. Cook until heated through.
  7. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 starch
  • 1 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Frozen vegetable mixtures vary in potassium content. Choose a mixture with lower potassium vegetables or ask your dietitian to recommend the best choices for your diet if you are limiting potassium.
  • 12 ounces uncooked pasta equals approximately 6 cups cooked pasta.

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Pasta Primavera

auntbonnie says:


I am so happy to find this site. My dad is going to need some good recipes. An older Italian man needs to be fed.

Oct. 20, 2014, 8:45 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Mrssuperman33 says:


This was great! Very tasty. I added the parmesan cheese right into the sauce mix and heated it thru - made the sauce creamier.

Jul. 31, 2014, 3:42 PM - Inappropriate review?

Pasta Primavera

northern2013 says:


like this real well.

May. 23, 2014, 8:03 AM - Inappropriate review?

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god's child says:


This sounds great for the 4th of July. Diaylsis unit is having potluck.

Jun. 18, 2009, 3:59 PM - Inappropriate review?

Pasta Primavera



i can't wat to try this recipe. i love pasta premavera

Feb. 02, 2009, 7:44 AM - Inappropriate review?

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