Tuna & Orzo Stuffed Peppers

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Tuna & Orzo Stuffed Peppers
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Tuna and Orzo Stuffed Peppers

These delicious and flavor-filled tuna and orzo stuffed peppers are everything! They are filled with orzo, tuna, acid from lemon juice, red pepper flakes all tossed with wilted spinach and feta – they are then finished with melted sharp cheddar – it is a DREAM and I am obsessed! 

This recipe is cozy, simple and filled with amped up protein from the canned Albacore Tuna from Bumble Bee Seafoods, so perfect. 

Tuna & Orzo Stuffed Peppers

What ingredients do you need to make stuffed peppers?

Sweet bell peppers: We are stuffing the bell pepper mixture by using both red and yellow peppers.

For the tuna mixture: It is a mixture of spinach, cooked orzo pasta, tuna, crushed tomatoes/tomato sauce, red pepper flakes, onion, garlic and balsamic. You can also use your other favorite seasonings and herbs like oregano or basil, to name a few.

Cheese: We are finishing with both feta cheese and shredded sharp cheddar. Mozzarella cheese or parmesan cheese will work too!

How To Prepare your Stuffed Peppers

Begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees to roast your peppers! 

While you’re doing that, you’re going to get your stuffed orzo mixture ready in a separate skillet.

You’ll start by wilting your spinach and removing from the skillet. In the same skillet, you’ll sweat your onions, garlic and red pepper flakes. You’ll add your crushed tomatoes, balsamic and reduce and simmer. 

Then you’ll pour in your cooked orzo, tuna, feta and top with lemon juice. Then you’ll stuff your peppers, melt your cheese, finish with a sprinkling of parsley and DONE! 

So delicious! 

Tuna & Orzo Stuffed Peppers

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Tuna & Orzo Stuffed Peppers
5 from 1 vote

Tuna & Orzo Stuffed Peppers

These delicious peppers are stuffed with orzo, tuna, acid from lemon juice, red pepper flakes all tossed with wilted spinach and feta.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 5 red and yellow bell peppers
  • 10 oz spinach
  • 1 lb orzo
  • 2 cans Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore in Water
  • 14.5 oz crushed tomatoes
  • ¼th tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼th cup crumbled feta
  • Extra-virgin olive oil to wilt spinach (about 1 tablespoon)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Top with parsley

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Slice your bell peppers in half - lengthwise, in 2 even halves. Remove seeds. Place the peel side down on a baking tray with a drizzle of oil and roast for 20 minutes. You want them roasted, but still crunchy as they will go back in the oven with the stuffing.
  • In the meantime, prep your stuffing mixture. In a deep pan/skillet, wilt your spinach with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper. When it shrinks and wilts, remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, sweat out your onions and garlic with your red pepper flakes on medium-low for 15-20 minutes. Next, add in your crushed tomatoes, balsamic and reduce and simmer down for 20-30 minutes.
  • In a separate saucepan, cook your orzo according to the package instructions. Once cooked, transfer to the skillet with the tomato mixture. Toss in your tuna, feta and wilted spinach, mix well. Remove from the heat and add lemon juice.
  • Remove your roasted peppers from the oven and stuff them with your mixture. Top with shredded cheddar and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes until the cheese has melted. Top with parsley and serve.
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In this recipe we used Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore in Water. Since 1899, Bumble Bee Seafoods has been on a mission to show the world that there’s a better and more sustainable way to eat seafood.

I love incorporating these products in my recipes + pantry because they’re easily accessible, last in the pantry so I can make less trips to the store & are an excellent source of protein, especially when meals need to come together quickly!

The company recently announced new sustainability commitments, including allocating $40 million dollars over 5 years to causes that help protect our oceans like minimizing plastic waste, providing alternative seafood options, and encouraging sustainable fishing practices. For more recipes and product information visit www.BumbleBee.com.

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