Cheesy Tuna Melts

    25 min

    These make a great helathy afternoon snack for kids. The best part is that they can help make them. Use bagels, muffins or slices of french bread for the base.

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    Makes: 6 snacks

    • 2 (185g) tins tuna packed in spring water, drained
    • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon celery salt
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
    • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
    • 1/2 yellow pepper, finely diced
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 3 breakfast muffins, split
    • 6 cheese slices
    • 6 tomato slices

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 95 degrees C / Gas mark 2.
    2. Flake the tuna into a medium bowl. Mix in the mayonnaise, celery salt, onion powder and garlic granules. Stir in celery, onion and yellow pepper.
    3. Butter muffin halves, place them on a baking tray, and bake 3 minutes in the preheated oven (or under the grill), until lightly browned. Remove from oven. Spoon tuna mixture onto each muffin half, and top each with a slice of cheese. Return to the oven (or under the grill), and continue cooking until the cheese has melted, about 8 minutes. Remove, and top each with a tomato slice to serve.

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    I didn't adjust this recipe much when I scaled this recipe back to three servings. I just used one can of tuna fish and cut the celery salt back by half. Instead of american cheese, I chose to use sharp cheddar. The boys split the third one in half. When I baked these, I baked them at 350* for 12 minutes. They LOVED these "sandwiches"--both of them want this again for lunch tomorrow.  -  25 Jun 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Classic recipe with a really cute name! This is perfect for a quick lunch and definitely a favorite when I was a kid! Everyone has their own "signature way" of preparing tuna salad and like many others, I did tweak this a bit for 1 can of tuna using a little more mayo, less seasoning and onion. I toasted my English muffin and didn't bother buttering it then layered the tuna salad and cheese putting the oven at 400 and waiting until the cheese was nice and bubbly! I topped it with a tomato slice and a little cracked black pepper - delish!  -  29 Feb 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A big hit with my husband but I had to crank the oven up to 350 to get the cheese melted and the sandwich heated through.  -  11 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)