Serving Size:
1 cup as entrée

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis


  • 12 ounces macaroni, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup half & half creamer
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces pureed carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free herb seasoning blend


  1. Cook macaroni following package directions.
  2. While pasta cooks, warm up creamer and cream cheese in a medium saucepan over low heat.
  3. After cream cheese is melted, add parmesan cheese.
  4. Add carrots and spices and mix together.
  5. When ingredients are thoroughly incorporated, add cooked macaroni and stir. Serve hot.

Helpful hints

  • Suggested portion for a side dish is 1/2 cup.
  • Use baby food carrots for puree short cut.
  • For variety, use 4 ounces sautéed orange and yellow sweet peppers in place of carrots (sauté the peppers and puree when cooled.)
  • Use your favorite salt-free herb seasoning blend.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 372

Protein 11 g

Carbohydrates 46 g

Fat 16 g

Cholesterol 48 mg

Sodium 205 mg

Potassium 239 mg

Phosphorus 187 mg

Calcium 102 mg

Fiber 2.2 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 meat
  • 3 starch
  • 1 fat

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