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Tuna Melt Sandwiches

"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.
  • 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


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

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  • theosuperstar
    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
    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.

  • Steven
    Oct 30, 2005

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