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Tuna Pita Melts Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Tuna Pita Melts

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"This is a quick and easy twist to your average tuna melt, and it looks and tastes delicious."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place the whole pita breads in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the tuna, mayonnaise, relish, dill and salt. Spread an equal amount of the tuna mixture onto each of the pita breads. Arrange tomato wedges over the tuna, and sprinkle with shredded Cheddar cheese.
  3. Bake for 5 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese has melted.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 21, 2005

Just a couple of changes to a tuna melt, but its nice when someone writes it down. We use some "Finlandia Rye" pitas, there about 4" to 5" across, but the extra flavour and nutrition is great. Like many others, I now omit the salt, or I use a pinch of sea salt. My favourite change is to replace the tomato with red/yellow/orange bell pepper. Just cut the pepper into 1/2" strips, put about 4 on a pita, between the cheese and tuna. Bell peppers have three times the vitamin c of an orange.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 07, 2006

This was tasty, but I didn't like the tomato in them. It made them too moist. I would also salt the tomatoes before putting them in - I like my tomatos with salt.


112 Ratings

Oct 07, 2003

On a whim I tried this for a family visit today. Not only were there no left overs, but my 2 year old daughter loved it! A nice variation is to add two hardboiled eggs chopped. Very delicious recipe! The best part was how quick it is prepared...I was able to spend more time visiting than cooking. A+ in my book!

Jun 23, 2010

Very good and enough for two lunches actually even when you cut the recipe in half! I used "Barbie's Tuna Salad" from this site instead of the tuna salad with the recipe because one Tbsp. of mayo for a whole 6 ounce can of tuna just doesn't cut for me.

Sep 13, 2005

I've made something like this for a long time. Make the tuna the way you like it, then add some sunflower seeds and raisins (YES its GOOD!!), use the pita or very sourdough bread and then top with very sharp cheddar cheese....melt as directed! AWESOME!!!

Jul 23, 2003

I LOVE tuna, so this made a great lunch! I never thought of using pita bread and it was a really nice change. Unless you're a saltaholic, leave it out as the tuna has plenty by itself. I'm not crazy about relish in my tuna, so I omitted it but added some chopped red onion along with garlic and onion powders and black pepper. Thanks Glori!

Jul 29, 2006

I haven't made these for dinner but am trying to find new things for hubby to take to work since he works 12hrs and is on nights. He loved these. I mixed the tuna mixture and put it in a bowl in his lunch box with freezer squares to keep cold. I sent his cheese and pitas in seperate ziplock bags and he assembled at work then microwaved. He loved them. Put his diced tomatos on top after everthing was heated up. Thanks for the great post.

Mar 08, 2004

This recipe was so tasty and a snap to make. I didn't have any dill pickle relish, just sweet relish, and thought it still tasted quite good. Don't bother putting in the 1/4 tsp. salt, there is so much in the tuna and cheddar cheese already.


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  • Calories
  • 362 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 25.8 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 661 mg
  • 26%

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

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