Portions:
4

Serving Size:
1/2 cup

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

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat rotini pasta, uncooked
  • 6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup low fat milk
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation

  1. Cook pasta according to box instructions, omitting salt.
  2. In a saucepan on low heat, melt butter. Add garlic and simmer for one minute.  Add cream cheese and stir until melted. Add 1/2 cup milk and whisk to make a sauce. Add more milk to desired consistency.  Simmer sauce on low-medium heat, being careful not to burn.
  3. Add a few sprinkles of the red pepper flakes and black pepper to taste.
  4. Mix sauce with the cooked pasta and enjoy!

Helpful hints

  • Vegetables and cooked chicken can also be added if desired to make a one-dish meal.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 266

Protein 9 g

Carbohydrates 26 g

Fat 14 g

Cholesterol 43 mg

Sodium 237 mg

Potassium 222 mg

Phosphorus 188 mg

Calcium 147 mg

Fiber 2.3 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 starch
  • 1 milk
  • 1-1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices

2

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