Serving Size:
1 cup pasta with 1/2 cup cauliflower sauce

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


  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 14 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
  • 16 ounces whole wheat linguine, uncooked
  • 8 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley


  1. Wash cauliflower and cut into bite-sized pieces. Finely chop onion and mince garlic.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes until onion is transparent.
  3. Add cauliflower, black and red pepper and sauté for 5 minutes.
  4. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and allow cauliflower to cook until tender.
  5. Cook linguine according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain and return to the pot used to cook it. Add several spoonfuls of the broth from cauliflower mixture to linguine and toss to prevent sticking.
  6. Divide linguine into 8 individual servings and top with cauliflower and broth.
  7. Add 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese and more black and red pepper to taste. Chop parsley and garnish each serving evenly.

Helpful hints

  • Limit Parmesan cheese to 1 tablespoon per portion to keep phosphorus low.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 298

Protein 12 g

Carbohydrates 49 g

Fat 6 g

Cholesterol 4 mg

Sodium 133 mg

Potassium 420 mg

Phosphorus 231 mg

Calcium 89 mg

Fiber 8.6 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 3 starch
  • 1/2 meat
  • 1 vegetable, low potassium

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