Tuna Melt

Ingredients
  • 2 English muffins, split, or 4 slices sourdough, rye, or whole wheat bread
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mayonnaise (optional)
  • 1 recipe tuna salad, recipe follows
  • 1 cup shredded sharp farmhouse cheddar cheese
  • Tuna Salad
  • Two 6 ounce cans white meat tuna packed in water, drained
  • 2 tablespoons minced celery
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion, soaked in cold water for 5 minutes and drained
  • 1 teaspoon minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/3 cup prepared mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • Freshly ground black pepper,
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice, to taste (optional)
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Directions

Preheat the broiler and set the rack about 4 to 5 inches from the heat source.

Spread the bread out on a baking sheet and toast. Spread the toasted muffins or bread with the mayonnaise, if using. Top with the tuna salad and then the shredded cheese. Place the baking sheet under the broiler and heat for 3 to 5 minutes, until the cheese has melted. Serve immediately.

In a small mixing bowl break up the tuna with a fork. Toss with the celery, onion, and parsley. Add the mayonnaise, mustard, and season with pepper to taste. Stir to combine. Add lemon juice, if using.


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I added the following and everyone loved it. My son actually used the word "delicious" and I almost fell off my chair: a third of a lemon, light mayo, the Sara Lee sandwich thins as the base (separated) with a provolone slice on the bottom and on the top of the tuna, some premixed Italian herbs, slivered almonds (which I toasted first) and the lemon added a great zing to it but I also used about a tablespoon of yellow mustard, and topped it off with a sliced tomato--this was all with three cans of white albacore tuna. It easily fed three of us. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I omitted the lemon juice because I was out of it, otherwise the tuna melts were a hit with my family especially my 3 year old granddaughter. I used the cheese that the recipe called, maybe its a personal thing with the cheese, we enjoyed them!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely amazing!! I have friends coming over specifically to have tuna melts with me. I'll be sure to pass this recipe on. I personally love it with sharp cheddar!! Maybe it's a Canadian thing... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with a previous reviewer that the cheese needs to be American. While I enjoy whole grain mustard, I personally didn't care for it in the tuna salad. Go light on the lemon juice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe, the way the Tuna Salad turned out soooo good, made mine on rye from the bakery...so delicious! My DS (5) and DD (18 months) both loved them. I followed the directions exactly...no substitutions. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm sorry but who puts cheddar cheese on tuna?????!?!?!...outrageous, thats what that is, its like wearing sandals with socks, or brown with blue, this is a cooking catastrophe, change the recipe to american cheese and end this disgrace to the world of tuna melts item not reviewed by moderator and published
Mmmmmmm.....these tuna melts were so good!!!! You definately need to try these!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added a little lemon juice, and these were delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
GOOD RECIPE'. GOOD AS A TUNA QUESODILLA' RECOMMEND TO TRY OTHER CHEESES/MULTIPLE CHEESES ALSO. ON TORTILLAS' :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Quick, easy, and absolutely delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I actually got to make these in a group at a mental health facility I was visiting as a student nurse. We didn't make the tuna salad the way you did, though. We mixed tuna and onion and mayo until it was tuna salad-ish then we put it on toasted english muffins and topped with cheese. They were really good, and the kids enjoyed making them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Lol! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Use whatever type of cheese you'd like. Not a recipe in the world is cut 'n dried. I tweak everthin'. I put sliced avocado on mine before the shredded SHARP CHEDDAR! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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