Tuna stuffed peppers

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Tuna stuffed peppers

A summer light entree that can be made ahead of time, great for a picnic or barbeque
Servings 2
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • skillet
  • sheet pan
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • mixing bowl


  • 4 peppers long and skinny
  • 1 can tuna in olive oil draned
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tbsp capers chopped
  • 1/2 small shallot finely chopped
  • 1/4 tbsp oregano
  • 1/4 tbsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tbsp celery seeds
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Gather your ingredients.
  • Preheat the oven at 350 degrees; wash and clean the peppers: make an incision along the length and carefully remove the seeds, trying not to break the pepper.
    4 peppers
  • In a bowl, combine the tuna, drained and shredded, the cream cheese, mayo, oregano, turmeric, celery seeds, salt and pepper. Mix till combined.
    1 can tuna in olive oil, 2 tbsp cream cheese, 1 tbsp mayonnaise, 1/4 tbsp oregano, 1/4 tbsp turmeric, 1/4 tbsp celery seeds, salt & pepper to taste
  • Chop the shallot very finely and the capers; mix in with the filling.  
    1/2 tbsp capers, 1/2 small shallot
  • In a skillet, heat the olive oil; meanwhile, fill the peppers with the tuna mixture.
    1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sauté the peppers just enough to char the skin a little; remove from the skillet and place on a sheet pan. 
  • Place the peppers in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove and serve.


For a firmer filling, try adding 3 tablespoons of panko breadcrumbs to the filling.
For a tangy twist, try doubling the amount of capers.
Calories: 389kcal
Cost: $$
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy seafood recipe, how to cook tuna, pepper recipe, stuffed pepper, tuna recipe


Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 509mg | Potassium: 675mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1159IU | Vitamin C: 192mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 3mg

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