Italian Tuna Stuffed peppers

Sandra McGrath


Did you ever want to try something different from the usual hamburger and rice stuffed pepper? Well, my grandma Lucia would make these and they are sensational using canned tuna.My daughter Casey will sometimes bring a few to work for the boss or co-workers and they always ask for more.

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20 Min
40 Min


red bell peppers, cut in half and cleaned
1- 1/2 box
seasoned croutons, i like ceasars salad croutons
1 bottle
italian salad dressing (10-12 ounces)
2 Tbsp
pignoli nuts( may use walnuts if preferred)
2 can(s)
tuna, 5-6ounces each,drained
1 can(s)
sliced black olives (3-4 ounces) drained
1/2 c
sliced celery
1/2 c
sliced green onions, red onion or any type
1/2 c
chopped red peppers or pimentos

How to Make Italian Tuna Stuffed peppers


  • 1Mix croutons in a bowl with about 1/2 cup warm water and soften. Add all ingredients except stuffing pepper halves and add salad dressing. Mix well, almost like a bread salad
  • 2Grease a casserole with a little olive oil and line up the 12 pepper halves. Stuff each half individually with bread stuffing after squishing with your hands to help ingredients mix and somewhat stick together. pour just a little olive oil on top and cover and bake 30-40minutes at 375 degrees until tender. Serve hot or cold. may be reheated in the microwave oven.

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About Italian Tuna Stuffed peppers

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian