Gratinéed Piquillo Peppers with White Tuna Recipe

Gratinéed Piquillo Peppers with White Tuna Recipe

Recipe - Gratinéed Piquillo Peppers with White Tuna

Piquillo peppers are colourful veggies with lots of flavour — they’re not spicy at all! When grated with cheese, you get a lovely appetizer and tapa to entertain your guests and yourself. Did you know piquillo peppers are deliciously compatible with tuna?

Servings: 6-8
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes


  • 2 jars Dantza DO Lodosa Whole Red Piquillo Peppers
  • 1 jar Serrats Bonito White Tuna in Olive Oil
  • Grated cheese as needed
  • For the white sauce:
  • 1 L milk
  • 75 g butter
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • Nutmeg to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. To make the white sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan, add the flour and lightly cook the mixture until golden. Stir constantly.
  2. Add the milk gradually and allow the mixture to boil.
  3. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  4. Meanwhile, fill the red piquillo peppers with white tuna and place them on a baking tray. 
  5. Cover the peppers with white sauce, top with grated cheese and cook au gratin until golden and bubbly. 


  • Serve these piquillos with artisan bread slices to scoop the sauce from the plate.
  • Make a vegetarian version by filling the piquillo peppers with extra grated cheese.

Nutritional information: 

  • Calories: 349
  • Fat 22.6 gr
  • Carbs 17.9 gr
  • Protein 19.6 gr
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