Sweet peppers stuffed with tuna and ricotta

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Sweet peppers stuffed with tuna and ricotta and baked with a crunchy topping are a delicious appetizer to be served both hot and cold. The creamy filling with tuna and cheese is delicate but very flavourful at the same time. The breadcrumb topping is crunchy and simple and goes perfectly with the strong flavor of sweet peppers. Serve them still steaming or once cold with your favourite sauce as delicious finger food.

Sweet peppers stuffed with tuna and ricotta

Sweet peppers stuffed with tuna and ricotta and baked au gratin is an easy and tasty pescatarian appetizer. The filling with canned tuna and cheese is creamy and with a light lemon aftertaste.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine pescetarian recipe
Servings 46 pieces (about)
Calories 70 kcal


  • 23 (about) sweet peppers
  • 250 g ricotta cheese
  • 3 cans of tuna 80 g each
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2-3 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • salto to taste
  • ½ lemon (only the zest)
  • breadcrums for the topping


Instructions sweet peppers stuffed with tuna and ricotta

  • In a small bowl mix ricotta with egg, grated parmesan, salt and lemon zest. If you don't like pairing tuna with lemon you can replace it with your favorite spices or chopped parsley.
  • Add drained tuna and mix vigorously until you have a smooth cream. Add 2-3 tablespoons of breadcrumbs, mix again and set aside.
  • Cut the sweet peppers in half lengthwise. Remove the hard internal part, the seeds and any veins and the stalk part. Place on a baking tray covered with baking paper. Fill each chilli with the prepared filling using a teaspoon. Once they are filled, pour a little breadcrumbs onto a small saucer and press each pepper on top of it to make it adhere to the ricotta cream.
  • Place on a baking tray covered with baking paper with the gratin facing upwards and cook in a preheated oven at 200°C for 20 – 22 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, add some chopped parsley for decoration and serve.

Note from the author of this recipe

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The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 46piecesCalories: 70kcal
Keyword appetizer, appetizer idea, bell pepper, cold appetizer, easy appetizer, hot appetizer, lemon, pescetarian recipe, ricotta cheese, tuna
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Eat within a day and store in the refrigerator.

lot of love. B.

p.s. If you are looking for some other tasty recipes with vegetables check my Stuffed Italian green peppers with creamy filling (photo below) or Vegetables and hummus platter (photo below).

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