The Amazingly Delicious Tuna Melt Sandwich

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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!

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In medium bowl, combine tuna, mayo, onion, pepper, and garlic powder.  Mix well.
  3. Place bread on baking sheet.
  4. Spoon about 1/4 of the tuna mixture on each slice of bread, spreading nearly to the edges.  Add a tomato slice.
  5. Bake 5 minutes.
  6. Add a cheese slice on top of each and return to oven another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  7. Enjoy!

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?

 

 

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Originally posted 2016-07-05 08:00:24.

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Kaycee

Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I live in Arkansas with my husband of over 12 years! We have a grown daughter, a son-in-love and 2 grandson. Just love being Nonna! We also have an angel waiting on us to join her one day, she was 11 months old when she went to Heaven. We also have two great Chihuahuas and a Great Dane, along with several fish in our koi pond. My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

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i love tuna melts always trying differant ways

Lauryn R

I have actually never had a tuna melt before, but this sounds like a great recipe! I have only recently started eating tuna but I will have to try one! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Lance Dill

I’ve never had this, it sounds yummy though! Will be trying it soon 🙂