Thursday, September 3, 2009

Open-Faced Tuna Melts

Do you ever have one of those afternoons when you're sitting around and all of a sudden realize how hungry you are, but have absolutely no idea what to make?!? That's what happened to me the other day, but it dawned on me relatively quickly that I had noticed a recipe for a tuna melt in one of my Taste of Home magazines the other day when I was marking recipes to try! This is BY FAR my new favorite tuna melt recipe!!! I did not have any celery on hand, so I added a little extra green pepper, but the peppers were a great addition! I had my sandwich ready to stick in the oven in about 5 minutes, so if you're looking for a quick lunch (or dinner) idea, this is perfect! They can be ready in 10 minutes!!!

Open-Faced Tuna Melts

1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise (I used Miracle Whip)
2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped onion
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped celery
1 1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 can (6 oz) tuna, drained and flaked
2 hamburger buns, split and toasted
4 slices tomato
2 tablespoons shredded, reduced-fat cheddar cheese (or more, if you like cheese as much as I do!)


In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; stir in tuna. Spread over each bun half; top with a tomato slice. Sprinkle with cheese. Place on a baking sheet. Broil 3-4 inches from the heat for 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned and cheese is melted.

Source: Taste of Home Healthy Cooking (June/July 2009)


  1. Hmmm.... I'd use green pepper over celery any day. I just might have to try this one. Thanks!
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  2. This sounds perfect for my lunch!! Thanks for the great recipe!!

  3. So easy and so good! I love tuna melts.

  4. Love tuna melts and that one looks delicious!

  5. Mmmm... I love tuna melts! Sometimes they just hit the spot. Gotta have the gooey cheese and ripe tomatoes!

  6. You mean there are times that aren't like that? I'm always hungry!
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  7. You know, I love tuna melts, but haven't had one in forever! Yum, sounds perfect :D

  8. I wish I liked hot tuna fish as this looks really tasty.