Tasty Tuna Melts Recipe
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Tasty Tuna Melts Recipe

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Thanks to a dash of mustard, salsa and hot sauce, these warm tuna sandwiches are full of zip! "Slices of tomato and cheese round them out," says Shannon Phipps of Houston, Texas. "Sometimes I stir chopped pickle and hard-cooked eggs into the tuna mix for additional flavor."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:3 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tuna, drained
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon salsa
  • 2 to 3 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 process American cheese slices
  • 6 thin tomato slices
  • 6 bread slices
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons butter

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 507 calories, 30 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 1204 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients; mix well. Place one cheese slice, two tomato slices and 1/3 cup tuna mixture on three slices of bread; top with remaining cheese slices and bread. In a large skillet or griddle, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Toast sandwiches until lightly browned on both sides, adding butter if necessary. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Tasty Tuna Melts in Country Woman September/October 2002, p40

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Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

"Yummy, loved the why this recipe spiced up a tuna sandwich!"

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