My husband heard this song about tuna melt sandwiches and is so amused by it he used it as a ringtone for a while. Neither of us had ever had tuna melt sandwiches so I decided to try it. I wanted to post the song so you could be amused by it too but unfortunately we were concerned about copyright laws. So all I can say is that it was in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. If you’ve ever watched it, you know it’s crazy and funny. I definitely recommend watching if you ever feel silly, you can find it on youtube.
Anyway, because of that crazy song I decided to try out this recipe I found in the Healthy & Homemade 2nd edition cookbook published by Iowa State University. An added bonus is that it’s seriously low calories, around 340. Plus, if you are like me getting the fish in my diet is difficult, so having a recipe that I’ve found that I love is definitely going to help me have fish a little more often! So for real, if you even remotely like tuna you should try this out!
2 cans tuna, in water but drained (you can use oil, just know it ups the calories)
1 bunch green onions or 1/3 c chopped yellow onion
3 tbsp light mayo
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder
4 slices whole wheat bread
4 tomato slices
4 slices American cheese
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- In medium bowl, combine tuna, mayo, onion, pepper, and garlic powder. Mix well.
- Place bread on baking sheet.
- Spoon about 1/4 of the tuna mixture on each slice of bread, spreading nearly to the edges. Add a tomato slice.
- Bake 5 minutes.
- Add a cheese slice on top of each and return to oven another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Hope you love it as much as we did! It’s definitely going in our normal menu selection!
What are your thoughts? Did you make any fabulous changes to it?