Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  263
  • Protein  25 g
  • Carbohydrates  16 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  115 mg
  • Sodium  303 mg
  • Potassium  594 mg
  • Phosphorus  256 mg
  • Calcium  57 mg
  • Fiber  3.7 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 2 vegetables, high potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Use ground turkey breast for the leanest possible filling, but lean ground beef and lean ground pork tenderloin are also heart-healthy fillings.
  • If you are not on a potassium restricted diet, use a 16-oz. can of crushed tomatoes.
  • Make a double batch and freeze individual peppers for an easy meal when you don’t feel like cooking.
  • Stuffed peppers are ubiquitous throughout Central and Eastern Europe.  Seasoning and what type of meat with which they are stuffed vary not only from region to region, but within regions.  Some use 100% ground beef, others use 100% ground pork, and others use a mixture.
  • For a lower protein diet you can use one pound of turkey and increase the rice to 3 cups. 

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Turkey Stuffed Green Peppers
Namesx3 says:

Instead of tomatoes, I used the roasted red pepper tomato sauce recipe. Also, halved and stuffed peppers for lower protein, froze rest.

Aug. 02, 2014, 3:11 PM
Turkey Stuffed Green Peppers
slank says:

I really enjoyed this recipe. I found that we all could eat just the filling by itself.

Feb. 28, 2012, 11:23 AM

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