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Mozzarella Tuna Melts Recipe

Mozzarella Tuna Melts Recipe

While the soup simmers, Jo assembles tasty Mozzarella Tuna Melts. "Our daughter's home economics teacher shared the recipe for these all-American favorites," she notes. Using a mini food processor to chop the celery and onion for the filling helps shave preparation time. Then Jo just pops the sandwiches in the oven.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (6 ounces) water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 4 lettuce leaves

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the tuna, celery, onion and mayonnaise. Spread on bottom of buns; set bun tops aside. Top tuna mixture with a slice of cheese and tomato.
  • 2. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Top each with a lettuce leaf; replace bun tops. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 272 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 648 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.