Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  54
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  6 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  2 mg
  • Sodium  84 mg
  • Potassium  302 mg
  • Phosphorus  58 mg
  • Calcium  57 mg
  • Fiber  2.4 g


This tasty all-vegetable Ratatouille delivers big flavor in well-under an hour. Use heart-healthy canola or olive oil in the skillet to add calories and healthy fats. Ratatouille is a great fit for kidney patients who need to include some higher potassium foods in their diet.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Robin from Connecticut.

Portions: 16     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 2 cups onion
  • 2 cups zucchini squash
  • 3 cups yellow crookneck squash
  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 green bell pepper 
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 4  garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup canned stewed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 8 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese 


  1. Dice onion, squash, eggplant, carrots and peppers. Mince garlic cloves.Add canola or olive oil to large skillet, with garlic, herbs, black pepper and carrots.
  2. Cook 2 minutes, then add the rest of the vegetables, except stewed tomatoes.
  3. Sauté well and stir frequently, 10–15 minutes or until vegetables are semi-tender.
  4. Add tomatoes and parmesan cheese and mix well.
  5. Simmer covered for approximately 1/2 hour. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • If using dried herbs instead of fresh, decrease to 1 teaspoon each instead of 1 tablespoon.
  • Substitute an Italian herb blend for separate herbs, if desired.
  • If you are on a low potassium diet count as 1-1/2 vegetable servings.
  • Prepare Ratatouille as a side dish or add pasta (small shells, bow ties or elbows) or make it a complete meal by adding cooked ground turkey, chicken or beef.
  • Freeze extra portions for a quick dish later.

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Ratatouille says:


I received from our dietician a grocery list on what were suppose to eat! How come y'all don't use vegis like tomatillos, some other stuff. Haven't y'all receive one? I made every thg & here y'all do different? I'm really confused!

Aug. 04, 2014, 7:34 PM - Inappropriate review?


cyljones says:


I have not actually made this yet. But growing up my mom loved ratatouille and we ate it often. The list of ingredients looks great so I'm giving it 5 stars now. I plan to make it for my mother to keep in her freezer for individual meals. But I saw it has tomatoes and she's been told to avoid them by a Urologist. She's got stage 3 kidney failure plus kidney & bladder stones. Will this small amount of tomatoes matter? And could I sub in something else or just leave it out and still have a nice side dish? Dietitian comment: This is one of my favorite DaVita recipes. You can leave out the tomatoes and it will still taste great!

Feb. 27, 2014, 4:38 PM - Inappropriate review?


Dottie43 says:


Are the nutrients per serving listed for 1/2 C. serving or is this for 1C. serving? Dietitian Comment: The serving size is 1/2 cup (approximately 1 cup uncooked vegetables).

Aug. 04, 2013, 11:38 PM - Inappropriate review?


jbowlit says:


This is one of my 5 star recipes. Makes a lot so I can freeze portions. A great and easy dish! (Takes time to prepare the vegetables however.)

Aug. 20, 2012, 6:03 AM - Inappropriate review?


mikaela says:


The recipe says is makes 8 half-cup portions, or a total of 4 cups, of ratatouille, but I ended up with almost 10 cups. Is the serving size (and therefore, corresponding nutrition information) correct? Moderator comment: The serving size is 1 cup instead of 1/2 cup, which has been corrected on the recipe. I measured slightly over 8 cups but the amount may vary depending on the size of the vegetables and the cooking time. This was so good I'll definitely try it again!

Dec. 12, 2010, 4:54 PM - Inappropriate review?


pawprints6 says:


I love vetegables, this was a great receipe,

Apr. 28, 2010, 6:28 PM - Inappropriate review?


Cristina says:


This was a very good tasting recipe, although it was light. I was still a little hungry afterward

Apr. 28, 2010, 2:10 PM - Inappropriate review?

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