Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  163
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  4 g
  • Fat  15 g
  • Cholesterol  36 mg
  • Sodium  178 mg
  • Potassium  38 mg
  • Phosphorus  64 mg
  • Calcium  72 mg
  • Fiber  0 g

Alfredo Sauce

Thanks to DaVita dietitian Erin, you can enjoy Alfredo Sauce without loading up on extra phosphorus and sodium. This kidney-friendly version uses cream cheese and a measured amount of Parmesan cheese. A lower phosphorus and potassium milk substitute replaces milk found in the traditional version.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Erin from Washington.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/4 cup


  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 3/4 cup  liquid nondairy creamer
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon  white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 


  1. Cut cream cheese into cubes.
  2. Mix cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, milk, butter, white pepper and garlic powder in medium saucepan.
  3. Cook on low heat until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 dairy
  • 3 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Serve Alfredo Sauce over fettuccine or your favorite pasta. Sprinkle with nutmeg if desired.
  • Use the nondairy creamer low phosphorus recommended by your dietitian. Other milk substitutes such as rice milk and almond milk may be substituted.



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Alfredo Sauce

watkinsk says:


I really like this sauce. I have had it on pasta as well as on chicken. I may even try a version of this on my biscuit and gravy.

May. 11, 2014, 12:53 AM - Inappropriate review?

Alfredo Sauce

kimjohnny says:


what are the measurements to make 1 cup milk out of non dairy creamer? I have not been able to find the recipe for it anywhere!! Dietitian comment: Use the liquid nondairy creamer, not the powdered.

Mar. 30, 2014, 6:58 PM - Inappropriate review?

Alfredo Sauce

rogirl803 says:


Needs a little more flavor for me. I added Mrs Dash garlic and herb and that did the trick!

Feb. 19, 2014, 2:16 PM - Inappropriate review?

Alfredo Sauce

camhar29 says:


Instead of using non-dairy creamer I use chicken stock instead.

Oct. 08, 2013, 8:44 AM - Inappropriate review?

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