Tuna dreamboats: Stuffed bell peppers with tuna (1958)

Vintage tuna dreamboats recipe from 1958

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Individual tuna dreamboats recipe

Here’s how to make individual tuna dreamboats with bell peppers. Just watch the family cheer as these boats come sailing to the table!

Tuna dreamboats - Stuffed bell peppers with tuna

Tuna dreamboats: Stuffed bell peppers with tuna

Vintage tuna dreamboats recipe from 1958

Tuna dreamboats

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 6 large green (bell) peppers
  • 1 large can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound grated American cheese
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cans tuna, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pimento


  1. Cut peppers lengthwise in half, clean, boil for 2 minutes in salted water.
  2. In a saucepan, bring milk, salt, mustard to just below boil; stir in cheese till melted.
  3. In bowl, blend cheese sauce with rice, tuna, pimiento.
  4. Fill pepper halves and wrap each in square of Reynolds Wrap, double-folding edges and ends in tight seal.
  5. Bake at 350 (F) (moderate) for 30 to 35 minutes.
  6. Open foil, decorate with carrot "sail" and serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 693mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 17g

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