Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  94
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  9 g
  • Fat  6 g
  • Cholesterol  13 mg
  • Sodium  174 mg
  • Potassium  153 mg
  • Phosphorus  47 mg
  • Calcium  66 mg
  • Fiber  1.8 g

Carrot Casserole

You’ve probably heard that the vitamin A in carrots is good for your eyes, and this kidney-friendly recipe for Carrot Casserole by DaVita dietitian Christine in California will also appeal to your taste buds.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Christine from California.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 1 pound carrots
  • 12 Ritz® low-sodium crackers
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese


    1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
    2. Peel carrots and slice into 1/4” rounds. Place carrots in a large saucepan over medium-high heat and boil until soft enough to mash. Drain and reserve 1/3-cup liquid.
    3. Mash carrots until they are smooth.
    4. Crush crackers, melt butter, and mince onion. Stir crackers, onion, butter, salt, pepper and reserved liquid into mashed carrots.
    5. Place in a greased small casserole dish. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top and bake for 15 minutes. Serve hot.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 fat
  • 1/2 starch 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • One pound carrots yeilds 3 cups when sliced.
  • Other low-sodium crackers may be substituted for Ritz® low-sodium crackers.

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Carrot Casserole

Poozy1238 says:


I used low salt Ritz crackers, and this was amazing! I'd eat it for dessert! Thank you so much for the recipes.

Nov. 12, 2014, 3:40 PM - Inappropriate review?

Carrot Casserole

PamelaM says:


I made this recipe with a client and while it tasted good I was disappointed by the very small serving size of each portion. To get 8 servings out of the dish, each portion would only be a few tablespoons which is not very much after you go through the effort of making it. Dietitian comment: Thanks for your feedback Pam. We will re[INVALID]uate the portion for this recipe.

May. 06, 2013, 7:56 AM - Inappropriate review?

Carrot Casserole

LindaMaeWetzel says:


Excellent! Will add to make it again soon file! Delicious flavor and texture! loved it

May. 21, 2012, 12:39 PM - Inappropriate review?

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