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Halloween Tuna Cheese Melts Recipe

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Halloween Tuna Cheese Melts Recipe
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Halloween Tuna Cheese Melts Recipe

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Adult and little goblins alike are sure to enjoy these easy, cheesy sandwiches at your next Halloween party.—Bernadine Dirmeyer, Harpster, Ohio
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 slices light rye bread
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 4 slices process American cheese
  • 1 thin slice green pepper

Directions

With a 2-in. pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter, cut a pumpkin from the center of four slices of bread (discard cutouts or save for another use). Butter one side of bread; place buttered side up on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 5-8 minutes or until lightly browned.
Butter one side of remaining solid slices of bread. In a large bowl, combine the tuna, sour cream, mayonnaise and garlic salt. Spread over unbuttered side of solid bread; top with cheese. Place on baking sheet.
Place cutout bread slices over cheese; press down gently. Cut green pepper into small pieces; place on cheese for pumpkin stems. Bake 5-8 minutes longer or until golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Halloween Tuna Cheese Melts in Taste of Home Halloween Food & Fun Annual 2006, p31

  • 8 slices light rye bread
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 4 slices process American cheese
  • 1 thin slice green pepper
  1. With a 2-in. pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter, cut a pumpkin from the center of four slices of bread (discard cutouts or save for another use). Butter one side of bread; place buttered side up on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 5-8 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Butter one side of remaining solid slices of bread. In a large bowl, combine the tuna, sour cream, mayonnaise and garlic salt. Spread over unbuttered side of solid bread; top with cheese. Place on baking sheet.
  3. Place cutout bread slices over cheese; press down gently. Cut green pepper into small pieces; place on cheese for pumpkin stems. Bake 5-8 minutes longer or until golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Halloween Tuna Cheese Melts in Taste of Home Halloween Food & Fun Annual 2006, p31

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