Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  65
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  5 g
  • Fat  5 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  23 mg
  • Potassium  41 mg
  • Phosphorus  24 mg
  • Calcium  39 mg
  • Fiber  0.3 g

White Gravy for Casseroles or Pot Pies

Canned soup is often called for in casserole and pot pie recipes, but it tends to be high in sodium. Next time, try our kidney-friendly recipe for White Gravy for Casseroles and Pot Pies instead.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe from "Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook" by Sara Colman RD, CDE and Dorothy Gordon BS, RN. Submitted by DaVita dietitian Sara from California.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 2-1/2 tablespoons


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted margarine
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1 tablespoon celery
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose white flour
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup liquid nondairy creamer


  1. Finesly chop onion and celery.
  2. Melt margarine in a nonstick frying pan.
  3. Saute onion and celery in margarine until soft. Stir in flour, poultry seasoning and pepper. Stir over low heat for one minute.
  4. Add nondairy creamer, 1/4 cup at a time and stir until thickened. Ready for use in casserole or pot pie.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 nondairy milk substitute

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Use this gravy instead of canned cream soup, as the sodium content is much lower. Change the flavor by adding various herbs and spices.

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White Gravy for Casseroles or Pot Pies

RitaRN1 says:


I have been using cream of mushroom or chicken and feeling guilty because of salt. No more! and i'm going to try it over steak.

Dec. 29, 2013, 6:03 AM - Inappropriate review?

White Gravy for Casseroles or Pot Pies

290debra says:


I made this gravy to accompany chicken breasts. My husband thought it was the best thing I have made in more than 30 years, Renal diet or before ESRD. I've made it for other foods as well. Always a hit!!

Dec. 25, 2013, 12:26 PM - Inappropriate review?

White Gravy for Casseroles or Pot Pies

GeorgeHarris says:


I don't use celery and use 50/50 rice milk and non-dairy creamer and it works well.

Oct. 31, 2013, 5:21 PM - Inappropriate review?

White Gravy for Casseroles or Pot Pies

MamaRossi says:


I used this recipe to redo a casserole my son loved growing up. I tripled it , and i used Coffee Rich , which requires dilution with water. Instead of the water , i added chicken broth to simulate cream of chicken soup. It worked like a charm. Even non ESRD eaters liked it !

Jan. 17, 2013, 9:31 AM - Inappropriate review?

White Gravy for Casseroles or Pot Pies

davrac says:


Using all 6 portions only gives 15 tablespoons ... not enough for any casserole or pot pie.

Feb. 16, 2011, 9:38 AM - Inappropriate review?

White Gravy for Casseroles or Pot Pies

Sharry says:


Made a lovely chicken and ham pot pie for the family with this recipe, very nice they said

Feb. 21, 2010, 8:37 AM - Inappropriate review?

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