Italian Style Tuna and Orzo Stuffed Peppers

SERVINGS: 8 | PREP TIME: 20 minutes | COOK TIME: 30 minutes

Delicate orzo and yellowfin tuna baked in sweet bell peppers — a delicious Italian-style twist on an American classic!



  • 2 cans (4.5 oz. each) Portofino Solid Albacore Tuna in Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 8 bell peppers, mixed colors
  • 4 cups cooked orzo pasta
  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 cups small dice zucchini
  • 1 cup diced red pepper
  • 1 cup diced orange pepper
  • 1 tsp. dry basil
  • ½ tsp. dry oregano
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • ½ cup shredded Italian cheese blend


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Slice peppers in half and clean out the center. Place pepper halves in two 13x9 pans with ½ cup of water in each.
  3. Heat olive oil in a medium sauté pan and sauté onion and garlic over medium heat until just softened. Add zucchini and chopped bell peppers and continue to cook until they are just soft.
  4. Place orzo in a large bowl. Mix in zucchini and pepper mixture and combine well. 
  5. Add herbs and tomato sauce and tuna and mix well.
  6. Divide mixture between the pepper halves. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, covered with foil. Remove foil and top with shredded cheese. 

Tip: Split peppers into two separate pans. Prior to cooking, wrap one pan with plastic wrap and freeze for cooking later!

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Italian Style Tuna and Orzo Stuffed Peppers

Serving Size: 2 pepper halves (376g)

Servings: 8

Nutritional InfoAmount/Serving% DV*
Calories from Fat45
Total Fat5g8%
Saturated Fat1.5g8%
Trans Fat0g
Total Carbohydrate50g17%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Vitamin A70%
Vitamin C100%