Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  468
  • Protein  27 g
  • Carbohydrates  28 g
  • Fat  28 g
  • Cholesterol  213 mg
  • Sodium  374 mg
  • Potassium  469 mg
  • Phosphorus  335 mg
  • Calcium  157 mg
  • Fiber  2.6 g

Creamy Shrimp and Broccoli Fettuccine

DaVita renal dietitian Jean from Colorado shares her fabulous, kidney-friendly recipe for Creamy Shrimp and Broccoli Fettuccine. Flat pasta noodles are smothered in a creamy sauce made from half & half and cream cheese flavored with garlic, lemon juice, green peppercorns and red bell pepper. Delicious shrimp and crunchy broccoli finish off this enticing entrée.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Jean from Colorado.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1-1/4 cups


  • 4 ounces fettuccine, uncooked
  • 1-3/4 cup broccoli florets
  • 3/4 pound frozen medium shrimp
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 10 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup half & half creamer
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to directions, omitting salt. 
  2. Add broccoli during last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain. Keep warm.
  3. Over medium heat, cook and stir shrimp and garlic 2 to 3 minutes in a large nonstick skillet until shrimp are heated through.
  4. Add cream cheese, garlic powder, lemon juice, ground peppercorns and half & half. Cook and stir 2 minutes.
  5. Toss pasta and shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with bell pepper.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1-1/2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1/2 dairy
  • 2 fat


Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Instead of shrimp, you can substitute 3/4 pound of fresh, boneless chicken strips, cooked 6 minutes.
  • Use low-fat cream cheese to reduce fat to 15 grams, however sodium increases to 466 mg per serving.
  • Look for half & half or nondairy creamer without phosphate additives.

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Creamy Shrimp and Broccoli Fettuccine

Lanamarie says:


We are new to the kidney friendly diet and this recipe has plenty of flavor. It's a keeper.

May. 18, 2014, 4:29 PM - Inappropriate review?

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