I really like stuffed peppers, but I’ve never tried stuffing banana peppers before, so this recipe from StarKist Tuna has me intrigued!
Recipe reprinted with permission from StarKist Tuna.
1 pouch (2.6 oz.) StarKist Tuna Creations®, Hickory Smoke
4 oz. light cream cheese, softened
¾ cup shredded Cheddar Jack cheese, divided
¼ cup diced red and green peppers
1/8 cup diced red onion
1 garlic clove, minced
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
5 banana peppers, split in half and cleaned
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Mix tuna, cream cheese, ½ cup shredded cheese, peppers, onion, garlic and cayenne pepper until smooth.
Spread tuna mixture inside each half pepper and place on a cookie sheet.
Bake in preheated oven for 4 minutes, until lightly browned on top. Top each pepper with 1-2 tsp. remaining cheese and place back in oven for 1 minute to melt cheese.
Serve with a drizzle of hot sauce if desired.