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Bake Budget Pork

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  328
  • Protein  30 g
  • Carbohydrates  7 g
  • Fat  20 g
  • Cholesterol  95 mg
  • Sodium  223 mg
  • Potassium  451 mg
  • Phosphorus  268 mg
  • Calcium  50 mg
  • Fiber  0.6 g

Stuffed Pork Chops

Celery, onion and parsely are some of the key ingredients that make up the kidney-friendly recipe for Stuffed Pork Chops.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Cristin from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1 pork chop


  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper (divided use)
  • 2 cups soft bread cubes
  • 6 center loin pork chops, cut 1-1/2" thick with a pocket
  • non-stick cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt margarine in a saucepan. Add water, celery, onion, parsley and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Simmer until vegetables are tender. 
  3. Place bread cubes into a mixing bowl. Add margarine mixture and mix well to combine. Set aside. 
  4. Season pork chops with remaining black pepper. In a skillet, brown chops on each side. 
  5. Divide bread mixture and stuff each chop. If necessary, use a skewer or toothpick to keep chops closed. 
  6. Spray baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Place chops in pan, cover, and bake for 1 hour.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 4 meat
    • 1/2 starch

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Thick pork chops provide a large amount of protein for those who need it.
  •  If you are on a low protein diet, consider dividing the cooked pork chop into 2 servings to help meet your protein goal.

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Stuffed Pork Chops

Dez1 says:


Fabulous! My Dad loved it! Thank you for helping my family with all these great recipes!

Feb. 27, 2012, 4:56 PM - Inappropriate review?

Stuffed Pork Chops



I have not tried the Stuffed Pork Chop recipe because of my concern of the high fat content 20g. Can you please in future recipes give a complete breakdown of the fat content from saturated to unsaturated fats. Thank you Moderator comment: Thanks for your suggestion Lynne. This recipe contains 5 g saturated fat with 13 grams of fat from the pork and the remainder from the margarine. Since one serving provides 4 ounces of cooked meat each ounce of pork provides 1.25 grams saturated fat and 3.25 grams of total fat.

Oct. 13, 2010, 10:42 AM - Inappropriate review?

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