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Tropical Tuna Melts Recipe

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Bring the taste of the Caribbean to your kitchen with these open-faced sandwiches. Renée Sagmoe of Champlin, Minnesota uses pineapple rings to add a tangy twist to traditional tuna melts. "Consider replacing the English muffins with bagels," she suggests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2-4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2-4 servings


  • 1 to 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
  • 2 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced pineapple, drained
  • 4 slices process American cheese


  1. In a large bowl, combine the, mayonnaise, celery, salt and lemon-pepper; stir in tuna. Spread over muffin halves. Top each with a slice of pineapple and cheese. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Yield: 2-4 servings.
Originally published as Tropical Tuna Melts in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p11

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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