Tuna Melt Recipe

2013-05-22
tuna melt sandwich
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  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 3m
  • Ready In : 8m

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    313
  • Calories from Fat

    134
  • Total Fat

    14.9g
  • Saturated Fat

    4.0g
  • Cholesterol

    36mg
  • Sodium

    363mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    18.8g
  • Dietary Fiber

    1.4g
  • Sugars

    3.7g
  • Protein

    25.4g
  • Vitamin A

    9%
  • Vitamin C

    13%
  • Calcium

    19%
  • Iron

    9%
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If you are a lover of tuna, you will love this tuna melt recipe. It is absolutely delicious.

A tuna melt recipe is much like tuna salad, with a few extra ingredients for color and an added flavor zip.


This particular recipe adds just a bit of onion, some fresh sweet red or green pepper for crunch and color and a bit of kernel corn, again for color and crunch.

Tuna Melt

 

Ingredients

  • 2 - 7 ounce cans tuna, well drained
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green or red pepper, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels (optional)
  • 6 slices crusty bread or rolls, halved
  • 6 tomato slices
  • 1/4 cup skim milk mozzarella cheese, grated or sliced

Method

Step 1

Turn on the broiler element in your oven so it will heat up while you put together the tuna sandwich.

Step 2

Combine the tuna, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, mayonnaise, onion corn kernels and green pepper, and mix well.

Step 3

Toast the crusty bread or cut rolls lightly under the broiler. Spread the tuna mixture evenly on each of the rolls. Top with tomato slices and slices of cheese.

Step 4

Broil for 2-3 minutes to heat the tuna and melt the cheese.

Variations:

  • Here is an absolutely fabulous variation – Combine an extra 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise with grated mozzarella or Monterray jack cheese and spread it over the tomatoes. Broil as above.
  • To up the color component and nutritional value even more, add 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley to the tuna mixture.

Did You Know?…

The flavor explosion continues with a bit of ready made mustard and a touch of Worcestershire sauce added to the mayonnaise.

Of course if you are a Miracle Whip user rather than a mayo user, go ahead and make the switch. Either is fine, although the taste will be slightly different.

The original recipe I was given put the tuna mixture on English muffins. You can certainly use that and it tastes wonderful, but I often use crusty bread or crusty rolls, ideally whole grain.

This is one of my favorite lunch recipes, along with a small salad, some crunchy coleslaw or simply a few veggie sticks.

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