Tuna dreamboats: Stuffed bell peppers with tuna (1958)

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Vintage tuna dreamboats recipe from 1958

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

Click Americana offers approximate nutrition information as a general reference only, and we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. Please make any necessary calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, and consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you have dietary concerns.

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