Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  159
  • Protein  6 g
  • Carbohydrates  8 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  20 mg
  • Sodium  40 mg
  • Potassium  105 mg
  • Phosphorus  68 mg
  • Calcium  11 mg
  • Fiber  0.1 g

Country Gravy

This Country Gravy was made to go with Country Soda Biscuits. The blend of pork and spices in thick gravy makes this a taste sensation worth waking up for any day of the week. The kidney-friendly recipe for this southern specialty was provided by DaVita dietitian Barb from the great state of North Carolina.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Barb in North Carolina.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/3 cup


  • 8 ounces ground pork, uncooked
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/3 cups liquid nondairy creamer
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted margarine


    1. In a medium bowl, mix ground pork with sage, basil, pepper, fennel seeds and pepper. 
    2. Brown the pork mixture in a skillet over medium heat. Drain, remove from pan and set aside.
    3. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch with 1/3-cup creamer and stir until smooth.
    4. Melt margarine over low heat in the same skillet used for cooking the pork.  Add cornstarch mixture and remaining nondairy creamer to margarine and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and bubbles. 
    5. Add pork and heat thoroughly. Serve over a hot biscuit or toasted bread.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Country Gravy with biscuits are tasty with eggs or omelets.
  • This gravy is much loser in sodium compared to a traditional gravy recipe.

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