Stuffed Peppers with Tuna and Bread Crumbs

stuffed peppers with tuna
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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
346 Calories
14g Fat
32g Carbs
23g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 346
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 446mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 23g
Calcium 162mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Tuna and bread crumbs provide the savory filling for these stuffed peppers. A little lemon juice adds extra flavor to the tuna mixture.


  • 4 green bell peppers (split, seeds and membrane removed)
  • 1 tablespoon onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs (divided)
  • 1 egg (slightly beaten)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 can/7 1/2 ounces tuna (flaked)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Optional: shredded Cheddar, Swiss, or Parmesan cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Boil peppers in boiling salted water for 5 minutes; drain well.

  2. Combine onion, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, egg, milk, salt and pepper, lemon juice, and tuna.

  3. Fill pepper shells.

  4. Mix melted butter with remaining 1/2 cup bread crumbs; sprinkle over stuffed peppers. Place in a shallow baking dish at 400° F (200° C/Gas Mark 6) for 15 minutes.

  5. If desired, top with shredded cheese 5 minutes before the peppers are finished baking.

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