Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  55
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  4 g
  • Fat  4 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  89 mg
  • Potassium  198 mg
  • Phosphorus  27 mg
  • Calcium  32 mg
  • Fiber  1.0 g

Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini Pancakes are a creative and quick way for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to eat their vegetables. With its hash brown-like consistency, this recipe consists of yummy zucchini slices, savory onion and eggs that keep it all together. Enjoy this vegetable dish with a tablespoon of applesauce or cranberry sauce. It's sure to become a favorite!

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe from "Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook" by Sara Colman RD, CDE and Dorothy Gordon BS, RN. Submitted by DaVita dietitian Sara from California.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1 pancake


  • 2 cups zucchini
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose white flour
  • 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® original blend herb seasoning
  • 1/4 cup liquid low cholesterol egg substitute
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Grate onion and zucchini into a bowl and stir to combine. Place the zucchini mixture on a clean kitchen towel. Twist and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Return to bowl.
  2. Mix flour, salt, and Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning in a small bowl. Add egg product and mix; stir into zucchini and onion mixture. Form 4 patties.
  3. Heat oil over high heat in a large nonstick frying pan. Lower heat to medium and place zucchini patties into pan. Sauté until brown, turning once. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable medium potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Serve with 1 tablespoon applesauce or cranberry sauce.

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Zucchini Pancakes

Pinkyz says:


I have an over abundance of both green & yellow summer squash this year. Can yellow squash be substituted for the green? Moderator comment: Yes, the potassium is slightly lower in yellow summer squash.

Jul. 24, 2012, 6:42 AM - Inappropriate review?

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