Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  304
  • Protein  7 g
  • Carbohydrates  6 g
  • Fat  28 g
  • Cholesterol  57 mg
  • Sodium  259 mg
  • Potassium  244 mg
  • Phosphorus  58 mg
  • Calcium  28 mg
  • Fiber  1.3 g

Armando’s Chiles Rellenos

Want to add some spice to your next kidney-friendly meal? Try Armando's Chiles Rellenos.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Christie from Nevada.

Portions: 2     Serving size: 1 stuffed chili pepper


  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon carrot
  • 1 teaspoon onion
  • 2 California green chili peppers
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose white flour
  • 1 cup canola oil


  1. Mince carrot and onion.
  2. In a bowl, combine cream cheese with mushrooms, carrot and onion to make stuffing. Set aside in refrigerator until chili peppers are prepared.
  3. Heat a frying pan on medium heat. Place peppers in pan and roast, turning several times, until skin bubbles. Remove from heat.  When peppers are cool enough to handle, peel the skin off.
  4. Cut chili peppers open lengthwise and gently spoon half the cream cheese stuffing inside each pepper.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat egg white and flour until stiff.  Coat each stuffed chili pepper with egg mixture.
  6. Place canola oil in a saucepan, enough to fill pan approximately one inch. Heat on medium-high heat.
  7. Carefully place chili peppers in the hot oil and fry until golden brown, turning once.  Serve hot.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1/2 meat
    • 1/2 milk
    • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
    • 4 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • California green chili peppers, also known as Anaheim chili peppers, are long green peppers with a mildly-hot taste. If unavailable, substitute low-sodium canned, whole, green chili peppers.
    • Chili peppers vary in potassium content, with some varieties containing over 300 milligrams potassium each. Check with your dietitian before substituting chili pepper varieties in this recipe.

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Armando’s Chiles Rellenos

luci41 says:


This sounds so good, I'm going to try it very soon. Luci Foley

Apr. 09, 2014, 7:20 AM - Inappropriate review?

Armando’s Chiles Rellenos

melojas says:


Good receipe. Made it once and will try it again.

Feb. 28, 2012, 7:42 AM - Inappropriate review?

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