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Simple Tuna Melt Recipe
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Simple Tuna Melt

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"This is a fast and delicious tuna melt that I've been making for years!"

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Original recipe makes 1 sandwich Change Servings
  • PREP

    3 mins
  • COOK

    7 mins

    10 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place bread slices in the oven to toast while it preheats, and while you make the tuna salad.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the tuna, mayonnaise, salt, balsamic vinegar, mustard and dill pickle until well blended. Remove bread from the oven, and pile the tuna mixture onto one slice. Sprinkle cheese over the other slice of bread.
  3. Bake for 7 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is melted and tuna is heated through. Place the cheese side of the sandwich on top of the tuna side. Cut in half and serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 19, 2005

Uber-quick and easy to make, and tastes great to boot. Have discovered that certain brands of tuba make this filling a little more watery than desired. Bumble bee is the best brand I've found to use so far. Thanks for a great recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 08, 2010

What it lacks in pizazz it makes up for with mush. This is a homely sandwich -- Swiffering in sweatpants, shopping without makeup, watching Rachael Ray. It forgives you your lack of properly calibrated measuring devices, and this commitment to mediocrity is oddly endearing. Sometimes we don't want to feel held to society's standards of excellence. Sometimes we don't want to compete. Sometimes, maybe more often than we'd like to admit, we just want to melt two or three pasty-white ingredients together and look at Facebook for an hour. This dish is almost an act of rebellion, if you think about it.

Sep 10, 2007

This was an excellent, yet basic tuna melt recipe. It was not too difficult to prepare, and it was so tasty. I enjoyed the balsalmic, dijon and dill pickle flavors, they blend well together. I found that the tuna mix was enough for two sandwiches. What a great idea to have the bread toast in the oven while you make the filling, I like multitasking! I would definitely make this recipe again, I wouldn't change a thing!

May 03, 2012

We really liked this. It sounds like "brooklynsurecooks" is off his meds.....just sayin:)

Apr 29, 2008

I put the toast in like the recipe said and then when it was done preheating I put all the goodies on 4 minutes my sandwhich was pretty much burnt. Also in case anyone wants to kick a few calories out of the equation, don't use mayo...just relish, a little lemon juice and some cracked black pepper.

Jan 04, 2011

I love sandwiches and I love this recipe. It's easy to make and tastes delicious!

Jan 26, 2006

This is delicious, fast, and easy to make because everything is on hand! It doesn't need the salt though, I've never added it. I make it as an open faced sandwich and just let the cheese melt over it, I think it would be great with english muffins too.

Jul 15, 2008

fantastic!I used cheese slices and four slices of white bread and put tuna and a cheese slice on each piece. Then after taking out of the oven I placed the slices together making two sandwiches!


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  • Calories
  • 657 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 91 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 34.6 g
  • 53%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 57.6 g
  • 115%
  • Sodium
  • 1282 mg
  • 51%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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