Tasty Tuna Melts Recipe

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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."
MAKES:
3 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:
3 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 507 calories, 30g fat (13g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 1204mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.

  • 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
  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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heatherangel User ID: 6348823 255116
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2016

"This is a go to recipe for me. I sometimes substitute Havarti Cheese and use Chiabata bread and grill it in a panni press."

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deenied User ID: 4613015 130801
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

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

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