Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  184
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  25 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  90 mg
  • Potassium  161 mg
  • Phosphorus  65 mg
  • Calcium  11 mg
  • Fiber  1.7 g

Low Potassium Style Stewed Potatoes

For your next dinner side dish, try the kidney-friendly recipe for Low Potassium Style Stewed Potatoes.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created exclusively for by DaVita dietitian, Sara, RD, CSR, CDE from California.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1/2 cup potatoes with 3 tablespoons sauce


  • 2 cups potatoes
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup liquid nondairy creamer
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose white flour 


  1. Dice potatoes into 1/2-inch cubes and soak or double-boil to reduce potassium if you are on a low potassium diet. (See details in helpful hints).
  2. Place potatoes in a saucepan with 4 cups water and boil over medium heat for 15 minutes or until cooked. 
  3. Drain potatoes, discard water and return to pan.  Add 1/2 cup hot water, nondairy creamer, garlic or onion powder, pepper and margarine.  Heat to a boil.
  4. Combine 2 teaspoons flour in a tablespoon of cold tap water.  Stir into potatoes and continue stirring until liquid thickens.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Potatoes are very high in potassium but you can remove part of the potassium by using one of these methods:
    • Double cook method: Peel and dice potatoes. Place in a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Drain the water and add fresh water to the pot. Bring to a boil, cook for 10 minutes then drain and set aside.
    • Leaching method:  Peel and dice potatoes. Place in a large pot of warm tap water and soak for 2 to 4 hours. Drain and set aside.
  • Add a little water if sauce thickens too much.

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