Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  106
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  16 g
  • Fat  4 g
  • Cholesterol  10 mg
  • Sodium  57 mg
  • Potassium  206 mg
  • Phosphorus  27 mg
  • Calcium  22 mg
  • Fiber  2.4 g

Carrot-Apple Casserole

DaVita renal dietitian Maria from North Carolina shares her recipe for kidney-friendly Carrot-Apple Casserole, a low-fat, low-potassium, cholesterol-free dish that can be enjoyed by those following diabetic, dialysis or CKD non-dialysis diets.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Maria from North Carolina.

Portions: 10     Serving size: 3/4 cup


  • 6 large carrots
  • 4 large apples
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup apple juice 


    1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
    2. Peel and slice carrots and apples. Bring 1 quart of water to a boil in a medium-sized pot. Boil carrots for 5 minutes or until tender. Drain.  
    3. Layer carrots and apples in a large casserole dish.
    4. Using a fork, mix flour, brown sugar and nutmeg in a small bowl. Mix in butter to make a crumb topping.
    5. Sprinkle flour mixture over carrots and apples then drizzle with juice.
    6. Bake for 50 minutes or until apples and carrots are tender and topping is golden brown.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 fruit, low potassium
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium 
  • 1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Six large carrots will yield 6 cups and 4 large apples will yield 4 cups when peeled and sliced.
  • Casserole can be assembled ahead of time and refrigerated. Heat when ready to eat.
  • Replace brown sugar with Splenda® sweetener if lower carbohydrate content desired.

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Carrot-Apple Casserole

jcvan56 says:


This was easy and very good. Wonder if some cinnamon would be a nice touch?

Feb. 07, 2014, 12:46 PM - Inappropriate review?

Carrot-Apple Casserole

coraQmiller says:


splenda? its a no ???good. yy not stevia Dietitian comment: Both Splenda and stevia are acceptable for a kidney diet.

Nov. 26, 2013, 8:06 AM - Inappropriate review?

Carrot-Apple Casserole

devong713 says:


everyone liked this and suggested it as a great side for Thanksgiving

Nov. 12, 2012, 8:44 AM - Inappropriate review?

Carrot-Apple Casserole



Easy recipe. I like the idea of being able to prepare ahead.

Feb. 27, 2009, 5:13 AM - Inappropriate review?

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