Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  64
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  9 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  5 mg
  • Sodium  116 mg
  • Potassium  256 mg
  • Phosphorus  58 mg
  • Calcium  35 mg
  • Fiber  4.8 g

Creamy Cauliflower

Roselyn, a DaVita dietitian from Colorado, brings her 37 years of experience and her love for food to her patients and you. Always striving to find delicious and exciting vegetable options, she offers the flavorful and kidney-friendly Creamy Cauliflower.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita® dietitian Roselyn from Colorado.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 8 cups fresh cauliflower
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 leek bulb 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 


    1. Break or cut up the cauliflower into small florets. Mince garlic. Split leek bulb into 4 pieces and rinse.
    2. Place cauliflower florets into a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook 20 minutes. Drain some of the water, leaving about 1 cup in the pan with cauliflower. Add the garlic and leeks, cover and continue to cook 10 to 15 minutes or until very tender. Drain well.
    3. Blend hot vegetables in a food processor until smooth like mashed potatoes. Add a little water if the mixture seems too stiff.
    4. Season the mixture with salt and white pepper. Stir in butter or margarine. Serve hot.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • One large cauliflower is approximately 8 cups or 1-1/2 pounds. Frozen cauliflower pieces may be substituted for fresh cauliflower.
  • Vegetables may be steamed instead of boiled if potassium is not restricted in your diet. The potassium content is 440 mg per 1/2 cup serving when cauliflower is steamed compared to 256 mg per 1/2 cup serving when cauliflower is boiled.

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Creamy Cauliflower

god's child says:


I made these to replace the mash potatoes at Christmas dinner. Dad wants to take them to the unit for the New Year Party Potluck.

Dec. 26, 2009, 7:50 AM - Inappropriate review?

Creamy Cauliflower

laura says:


I liked this.

Jul. 13, 2009, 7:53 AM - Inappropriate review?

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