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
Bakrboynj says:

Good recipe,try using almond milk to add to flavor. Also you can try to substitute vegan cheese if you like.

Apr. 21, 2018, 1:26 PM
Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Mac-n-Cheese

This recipe does have a lot of ingredients and is time consuming . It was worth it and does make a lot I used it as a side dish with Turkey tenderloin. I loved it.

Feb. 18, 2018, 3:57 PM
Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Mac-n-Cheese
Bfalcao says:

So my question is....if I can only have one do you fill yourself up? I am pretty active and would need to eat more than just one cup at a meal. Dietitian comment: Ask your dietitian for guidance as the amount you eat does depend on your calorie needs as well as your blood test results.

Feb. 14, 2018, 8:44 AM
Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Mac-n-Cheese
judylwd says:

This is a comment I made in August with a question for DaVita. Would someone from DaVita please answer. Thank you. This recipe looks very tasty. It also looks like a lot of work. Can it be frozen? I cook for one. Plus, I can't stand too long. Thanks... Dietitian comment: I have not tried freezing it but do not see why it would not work. If you make it you could freeze a portion then reheat to see how it works. The recipe makes a lot--you could scale down and make only 1/2 recipe.

Feb. 13, 2018, 11:30 AM
Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Mac-n-Cheese
Frazzled says:

Very tasty meal. Preparation took longer as had to convert cup measures to ounces.

Feb. 01, 2018, 12:41 PM
Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Mac-n-Cheese
delayit2 says:

i am new here and I dont understand the cheese in it either since I am in stage three and cheese is one of the foods to avoid. How much of this do I need to eat? I keep seeing one half cup of many times a day to eat this? I eat three meals a day...what is the required serving size per meal? Dietitian comment: The portion size giving in the recipe is 1 cup. If you want to eat a portion at lunch and one at dinner you can. Use the DaVita Diet Helper to plan this dish and other meal items to see your nutrient totals for the day. Ask your dietitian or doctor if cheese and other foods on the high phosphorus list must be avoided or if limiting the portion and frequency is acceptable for your personal dietary needs. Many people can still include limited amounts of restricted foods.

Aug. 18, 2017, 11:14 AM
Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Mac-n-Cheese
judylwd says:

This recipe looks very tasty. It also looks like a lot of work. Can it be frozen? I cook for one. Plus, I can't stand too long. Thanks...

Aug. 08, 2017, 5:52 PM
Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Mac-n-Cheese
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Jul. 27, 2017, 12:48 PM
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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