Labor Day Picnic Macaroni and Cheese

Nothing beats an end-of-the-summer bash like this Labor Day picnic macaroni and cheese recipe! With mac and cheese this delish, you’ll never know it’s low sodium! This kidney-friendly recipe is easy to make, yummy for your tummy and will have you craving mac and cheese all week long! Feeding a large party? It’s super easy to double and triple the recipe to make sure there is enough macaroni and cheese for everyone at the picnic! Now, let’s get cooking!

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Labor Day Picnic Macaroni and Cheese

Labor Day Picnic Macaroni and Cheese Ingredients

Appropriate for: CKD Stage 1, 2 CKD Stage 3, 4 transplant
Diets: dairy-free gluten-free halal high-fiber kosher low-cholesterol low-fat low-phosphorus low-protein nut-free

Serves Four

2 cups noodles (any shape you want)
2 to 3 cups boiling water
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 tsp salt-free butter (or margarine)
1/4 tsp dried mustard

How to Prepare Labor Day Picnic Macaroni and Cheese

  • Bring water to a boil and add noodles
  • Cook for about 5-7 minutes (slightly al dente/tender)
  • Drain noodles
  • While still very hot, sprinkle with cheese, stir in butter and mustard
  • Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until top is golden brown

Labor Day Picnic Macaroni and Cheese Nutrition Facts

(per serving)

Calories 163
Carbohydrates 20 g
Protein 6 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Fat 7 g
Sodium 114 mg
Potassium 39 mg
Phosphorus 138 mg

We love sharing our kidney-healthy recipes with you like this kidney-friendly Labor Day picnic macaroni and cheese recipe! We try to share a new recipe every week. So, if you’re craving a favorite food, but it’s not on your kidney diet, please let us know. We’ll look into it and try to add a kidney-friendly version to our list of upcoming recipe blogs. For more kidney-healthy recipes, visit our blog.


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About Shree Mulay, MD
Shree Mulay, MD, is a nephrologist and co-owner of The Kidney Experts. He went to medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College and completed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Shree manages patients at several West Tennessee Healthcare Hospital locations and serves at numerous dialysis locations across the region. He also sees patients at four kidney care clinic locations. Funny, caring and always wanting to help, Shree is passionate about his practice and devotes much of his time to his patients.

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