Tuna Melt Sandwiches Recipe

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"When our children were young, I often fixed these warm crunchy sandwiches," recalls Carole Anhalt of Manitowac, Wisconsin. "They go well with chips and a salad for a quick lunch." They're priced right at 40 cents each.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup diced cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 6 hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 363 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 629mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients; set aside. Spread butter over cut sides of buns. Spread tuna mixture on bun bottoms; replace tops. Wrap in foil. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note:The cost per serving does not include optional ingredients such as garnishes. When there is a choice of two ingredients, the cost is figured with the first one listed.
Originally published as Tuna Melt Sandwiches in Quick Cooking May/June 2000, p22

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theosuperstar User ID: 1022260 39028
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"This is the best tuna melt recipe I've ever used. I just cut back the celery to 1/2 cup and left the salt out. Enjoy!!"

nataliepooh User ID: 1727 93486
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"This recipe is very easy and delicious. I didn't feel like chopping an onion, so I used 1 teaspoon onion powder instead. Also used 3/4 cup shredded cheese instead of diced cheese. The kids loved this."

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