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Makeover Tuna Melt Bites Recipe
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Makeover Tuna Melt Bites Recipe

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For a healthier take on this diner special, our test kitchen updated to tinier "tuna melt bites," pumped up nutrition with whole wheat buns, slashed calories by substituting fat-free mayo and reduced-fat cheese, and added tomato and spinach on top. Give these a try! Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 whole wheat hot dog buns, split
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 3 slices reduced-fat cheddar cheese, quartered
  • 1/2 cup fresh baby spinach

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 274 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 806mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 27g protein

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; set aside. Place hot dog buns cut side up on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Spoon tuna mixture over bottom halves; top with tomato and cheese slices. Broil 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Top with spinach. Replace bun tops. Secure with toothpicks; cut each sandwich into thirds. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Tuna Melt Bites in Healthy Cooking February/March 2010, p22


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Frances T. Larkin
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"This recipe is similar to one I use with the following differences: I wash the tuna in addition to draining it ( I am sodium sensitive),

I skip the spinach which does not agree with me, and sometime add a T. chopped bread & butter pickles."

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silly girl
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"The do sell tuna "drainers"."

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Lizzie1949
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"It serves 4, because there are four buns, but into 3 pieces...3 pieces equal 1 serving."

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rshanna
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"I believe it will fill 4 hot dog buns...each of which are cut in thirds. 4 servings"

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ellen hinz
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"How does it provide 4 servings when it's cut into thirds?"

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goodfoodshows
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"Great recipe! On draining the tuna - if you have a round potato masher, it works like a dream - just push it into the can and tuna is drained!!"

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mjlouk
Reviewed May. 16, 2010

"I had a hard time draining the tuna enough and had to add bread crumbs; next time I will use tuna in the pouch so I don't have to worry about draining it. It tasted good anyway!"

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