This post is sponsored by Chicken Of The Sea. Chicken Of The Sea provided me with free samples and compensation in exchange for recipe development. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.
Want an easy appetizer for your next get-together? These Sweet Pepper Tuna Poppers will be a big hit. Just make sure you get one before they’re gone!
I love to cook but with my schedule, I don’t always have time for fancy recipes with lots of ingredients. My favorite recipes are the ones that look like they took some time but are actually simple with just a few ingredients. That’s why I love these sweet pepper tuna poppers. They’re the perfect appetizer for busy moms…or just about anybody else!
One thing is love about this recipe is that the main ingredient is Chicken Of The Sea Solid White Albacore in EZ-Open cans. I always have Chicken Of The Sea Tuna in my pantry and often just eat it plain with a spoonful of relish mixed in. It’s my favorite quick and easy lunch when the girls are at school and hubby’s at work. Now Chicken Of The Sea has made things even easier for me with these new EZ-Open Cans. I don’t even have to bother with a can opener. With the EZ-Open Can, I just pull the tab and the top peels right off. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Though plain tuna is a perfect lunch for one, I have to step it up a little when it comes to dinner for the family. One of the best things about Chicken Of The Sea is that it makes an inexpensive protein for any meal. I love it for dinner casseroles, salads, sandwiches and snacks. It’s also perfect for appetizers and my latest one, Sweet Pepper Tuna Poppers, has been a big hit. I made them recently when my mother-in-law came for dinner and the entire family loved them. The bonus is that not only are they delicious, they are super easy to make too.
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Now, are you ready to try these Sweet Pepper Tuna Poppers? Of course, the first thing you’ll need is Chicken Of The Sea’s Solid White Albacore in EZ-Open Cans. You’ll also need some small sweet peppers. Don’t these look delish?
Cut the peppers lengthwise, remove all the seeds and set aside. (Tip: If you have any that are falling over, you can use a grater to even out the bottom and make them lay flat)
Open your tuna (don’t you love these EZ-Open cans?) and pour it into a medium sized bowl.
Add diced tomatoes…
Finally, add your mozzarella.
Now it’s time to fill your peppers.
Place peppers on a baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes.
After 8 minutes, top with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan and broil for another 2 minutes. Remove from oven and serve hot.
I dare you to try eating just one!
This might just be my new go-to appetizer. Not only did they taste amazing but I love the color that the peppers add to it.
Print the recipe:
- 1 can Chicken Of The Sea Solid White Albacore in EZ-Open Cans
- 12 small sweet peppers
- ¼ cup diced tomatoes
- ¼ cup chopped mushrooms
- ⅓ cup shredded mozzarella for the tuna mixture
- ¼ cup shredded mozzarella (for the topping)
- 2 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese
- ¼ tsp lemon juice
- salt & pepper to taste
- Cut 12 sweet peppers in half lengthwise
- Scoop out all seeds, then set aside
- In a medium bowl, combine tuna, tomatoes, mushrooms, ⅓ cup mozzarella, lemon juice and salt and pepper.
- Mix well.
- Fill each sweet pepper half with the tuna mixture and place on cookie sheet
- Bake at 375 for 8 minutes
- Top sweet peppers with remaining ¼ cup of mozzarella and parmesan cheese
- Broil for 2-3 minutes, until cheese begins to brown
- Serve hot and enjoy!
This could easily be made into a dinner recipe by stuffing bell peppers with the tuna mixture instead…I think I’ll have to try that next. I love the versatility of Chicken Of The Sea’s Solid White Albacore and they’re making my life even easier with these new EZ-Open cans.
What kind of recipe would you create? If you need more ideas, be sure to check out the World Tuna Day Recipe Contest. Better yet, enter a recipe of your own!