Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  259
  • Protein  16 g
  • Carbohydrates  20 g
  • Fat  12 g
  • Cholesterol  49 mg
  • Sodium  152 mg
  • Potassium  313 mg
  • Phosphorus  132 mg
  • Calcium  29 mg
  • Fiber  2.0 g

Stuffed Green Peppers

Looking for something out of the ordinary to make for dinner? Try this kidney-friendly recipe for Stufed Green Peppers and add a little zest to your dinner table.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipes from Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook written by Sara Colman, RD, CSR, CDE and Dorothy Gordon, RN and submitted by DaVita dietitian Sara in California.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1 pepper half


  • 3 green bell peppers
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted margarine (divided use)
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons thick and chunky mild salsa
  • 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® onion herb seasoning
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup soft white bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


    1. Cut  peppers in half from stem to bottom. Remove seeds. Parboil 4 minutes.
    2. In a large frying pan cook ground beef. Remove meat and reserve. Discard pan drippings.
    3. Sauté onion in 1 teaspoon margarine until translucent. Add salsa, Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning, cooked rice and meat. Stir to combine.
    4. Stuff green pepper halves with the meat and rice mixture, and place into a shallow baking dish. Add 1/2 cup water to the pan.
    5. Combine bread crumbs, poultry seasoning and melted margarine. Sprinkle over stuffed peppers.
    6. Cover and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 5 minutes until browned.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • To reduce fat substitute 7% fat ground turkey for ground beef.
    • For variety use red or orange bell peppers instead of green peppers.

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Stuffed Green Peppers

Syble says:


I think it was very bland and dry, if I ever make it again, I will add something to help the taste

Jul. 17, 2012, 8:36 AM - Inappropriate review?

Stuffed Green Peppers

qccmom says:


I made it and thought it was very good. My husband said it was a keeper.

Jan. 04, 2012, 4:47 PM - Inappropriate review?

Stuffed Green Peppers

ulm5678 says:


how can I email food list and recipes to my sister, whom i'm visiting sept 27---oct 5. stuffed pepper recipe is very close to my greek version...her em: she's very concerned that I not violate my renal diet. great sister, great cook. Moderator comment: Each recipe allows you to email the recipe. Simply open the recipe and click on 'Email page' and you can send it to her. Enjoy!

Sep. 19, 2011, 2:19 PM - Inappropriate review?

Stuffed Green Peppers

Fauxreal says:


I made the recipe - I also thought it was bland. I had extra rice stuffing, I added ginger and pineapple to spruced it up. Glad I did.

Feb. 03, 2010, 9:56 PM - Inappropriate review?

Stuffed Green Peppers

centella says:


Found this a little dry and bland.

Jun. 28, 2009, 2:48 PM - Inappropriate review?

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