Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  280
  • Protein  17 g
  • Carbohydrates  26 g
  • Fat  12 g
  • Cholesterol  44 mg
  • Sodium  374 mg
  • Potassium  339 mg
  • Phosphorus  180 mg
  • Calcium  34 mg
  • Fiber  1.3 g

Chinese Hotdish (Casserole)

DaVita renal dietitians from Minnesota share some of their favorite regional recipes that have been modified for the dialysis diet. By limiting phosphorus,potassium and sodium,dialysis patients can enjoy delicious Chinese Hotdish. Hotdish is another name for casserole,and those seem pretty popular in Minnesota.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitians Jean and Madonna from Minnesota.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1 cup


    • 2 ribs celery
    • 1/2 cup yellow onion
    • 1 pound lean ground beef
    • 1 can (10.5-ounces) Healthy Request Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup
    • 1 can (10.5-ounces) Healthy Request Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
    • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium Worcestershire sauce
    • 3/4 cup Uncle Ben’s® white converted rice, dry
    • 2 cups boiling water
    • 2 cups chow mein noodles


    1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
    2. Dice celery and onion.
    3. In a large skillet, brown ground beef, celery and onion. Drain.
    4. Pour cooked ground beef into a 2-quart casserole baking dish.
    5. Using a wooden spoon, mix in chicken noodle soup, cream of chicken soup, Worcestershire sauce, rice and boiling water and mix thoroughly.
    6. Cover and bake for 50 minutes.
    7. Remove dish from oven and stir.
    8. Sprinkle chow mein noodles over top of casserole.
    9. Bake an additional 10 minutes, uncovered.
    10. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Compare chow mein noodle nutrition labels and select the brand lowest in sodium

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Chinese Hotdish (Casserole)

MGD2Lite says:


RE-RATING THIS! Easy, TASTY, added water chestnuts....and had SUGGESTIONS that I put frozen green beans instead next time for a different taste, plus a little color! Definitely a GO TO from now on in a pinch for time...4 people eating, had MY CKD allotment, and they FINISHED the REST! So much for LEFTOVERS!

May. 07, 2014, 1:04 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chinese Hotdish (Casserole)

louise57 says:


I would make this recipe again. The dish was not pleasant to look at. I also thought it had way too much sodium. The dish was edible, but would make again.

Jun. 17, 2013, 8:07 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chinese Hotdish (Casserole)

serenam says:


Should the chow mein noodles be cooked first? I'm not familiar with this dish and would like to know. Would cream of mushroom soup be an okay sub for cream of chicken? Moderator comment: Yes, you can substitute cream of mushroom soup for the chicken soup. The chow mein noodles in this recipe are purchased already cooked.

Sep. 24, 2012, 4:39 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chinese Hotdish (Casserole)

Sam says:


I make this all the time. I use the Campbell's chicken noodle "for low sodium diets" to cut the sodium& potassium down. It's not only easy but leaves leftovers for couple of nights

Mar. 03, 2010, 3:39 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chinese Hotdish (Casserole)

stelbisc says:


Don't get me wrong - this was yummy. We really watch potassium so this recipe was modified. We cut recipe in 1/2 but only used 5 oz of 93/7% lean gr. beef to save pot. and added more onion, celery and corn in as filler (and lesser evil). Used only can of cream of chicken soup due to recipe reduction and omitted Worcestershire to cut sodium. Ended up a little bland but my husband LOVES his pepper!

Nov. 25, 2009, 6:01 PM - Inappropriate review?

Chinese Hotdish (Casserole)

laura says:


I like this recipe, but I put the chow mein noodles on in- dividual servings after baking. I find the chow mein gets soggy in the oven. This reminds me of a casserole my Mom made. Mmmm.

Jan. 28, 2009, 8:14 PM - Inappropriate review?

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