Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  442
  • Protein  18 g
  • Carbohydrates  52 g
  • Fat  18 g
  • Cholesterol  50 mg
  • Sodium  308 mg
  • Potassium  278 mg
  • Phosphorus  315 mg
  • Calcium  318 mg
  • Fiber  2.2 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 3 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Steps 2 through 8 of this casserole can be done ahead of time. Cool completely, covered and refrigerated for a make-ahead meal.
  • If desired, Gruyère cheese can be used in place of Swiss cheese.
  • Rice Dream Classic original rice drink is low in phosphorus and potassium. Always read labels on milk substitute products and avoid those with phosphate additives.

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Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Mac-n-Cheese

This was a very good recipe. I made this for my grandmother (she has CKD) and she liked it very much. This time I plan to add baked chicken (baked in my crock pot, with no added salt) to the mix for some protein.

Aug. 08, 2016, 12:03 PM
Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Mac-n-Cheese
diannasue says:

Which is better to use whole grain pasta or white pasta and is white higher in calories? This is an awesome recipe, it is so good , just wondering about the pasta...Thanks much. Dietitian comment: The whole grain pasta has more potassium and phosphorus but also provides fiber. Either is acceptable for a kidney diet. Naturally occurring phosphorus absorption is 40-60% so even though the analyzed phosphorus content is higher you only absorb part of it.

Jun. 27, 2016, 7:40 AM
Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Mac-n-Cheese

Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Mac and Cheese; Sounds good.. Can it be frozen ?

Feb. 10, 2016, 9:36 PM
Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Mac-n-Cheese
marylynch says:

I was told that I should only eat cream cheese. I don't understand how this recipe is permitted with all the cheese. Dietitian comment: The cheese is substituted for meat in this entree dish. To keep phosphorus within goal aim for 350 mg or less per meal. This recipe has 315 mg phosphorus per serving. You can add a low phosphorus beverage and fruit to complete the meal.

Sep. 25, 2015, 4:57 AM
Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Mac-n-Cheese
galola29 says:

Want to cook this for dinner tonight but there is cheddar, swiss and parmesan cheeses and cheese is on his high phosphorus food list to avoid could I substitute cream cheese for some of the recipe? I think its lower in phosphorus. Dietitian comment: Yes you can substitute cream cheese for part of the other cheeses and phosphorus will be lower. I am not sure how 'cheesy' the recipe will taste.

May. 27, 2015, 6:53 AM
Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Mac-n-Cheese
MommyBear says:

My husband just made this. Looking forward to eating it when it's done baking. I read the instructions a few times. When do we use the olive oil? Dietitian comment: Hope you enjoyed the dish! The olive oil should have been omitted due to a change from the original instructions. I have adjusted the ingredient list and nutritional values. However if you want to include it you could replace one tablespoon of the butter with olive oil. Thanks.

Feb. 08, 2015, 4:32 PM
Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Mac-n-Cheese
Pinkyz says:

I use Almond Breeze unsweetened for just everything! Can this be used instead of the rice drink? My budget barely affords one milk substitute. Dietitian comment: Yes, many of the almond milk prioducts are suitable for a kidney diet. However because products vary so much in potassiun, phosphorus, and food additives we recommend you consult with yur dietitian for specific brand recommendations.

Jan. 28, 2014, 7:10 AM

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