Tuna Melts

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 31, 2008

 

Photo Credit: Hubs! He did a good job! Fries were still in the oven!

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Easy Weeknight Tuna Melts

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 5-6 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cans of tuna, drained
  • about 3 Tbsp sandwich spread or mayonnaise
  • 8 slices of bread
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 4 slices cheese
  • Fresh fruit and/or veggies as side, ie pineapple or baby carrots or frozen veggies

Directions

  • Mix tuna and sandwich spread (or mayonnaise) in a small bowl. Butter the “toasting sides” of the bread. Place tuna and cheese slice on bread. Toast on griddle for 2-3 minutes each side, or until browned.
  • Prepare the fruit or veggies.
  • Serve Tuna Melts with fruits and veggies as quick weeknight dinner.

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The Meal Planner October 31, 2008 at 10:51 pm

Mmm…tuna melts are on our menu when we want an inexpensive meal. One of our favorite coffee shops in town makes an amazing curried tuna melt that we started making at home – it couldn’t be easier than mixing tuna with mayo and curry, using cheddar as the cheese and then grilling. Delicious! Thanks for another great idea Erin.

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Sortin'ItAllOut November 1, 2008 at 9:48 am

Hi, This looks good and it got me to thinking. My kids LOVE tuna salad (well 3 of them do). But being gluten free, they just eat it right out of the bowel, not on a sandwich.

The wheels are turning. I think I’ll have to post some ideas for tuna salad on a gluten free diet because right now I can think of 2…more will come and I’ll have a whole blog about it!

What I am thinking is to “soft fry” some corn tortillas (this just means to fry them in oil on both sides for a few seconds to get them soft–not crispy). Then just use that as the bread–can then add tuna spread and toast in the oven.
(corn tortillas are actually worth eating when soft fried–otherwise I don’t eat them)

Or I was also thinking maybe making deviled eggs but instead of the egg yolk filling put in the tuna salad.

I hope you don’t mind my rambling…you just sparked some ideas–frugal ideas, too-Thank-you!

The Queen

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Sortin'ItAllOut November 1, 2008 at 9:48 am

Hi, This looks good and it got me to thinking. My kids LOVE tuna salad (well 3 of them do). But being gluten free, they just eat it right out of the bowel, not on a sandwich. BR/BR/The wheels are turning. I think I’ll have to post some ideas for tuna salad on a gluten free diet because right now I can think of 2…more will come and I’ll have a whole blog about it!BR/BR/What I am thinking is to “soft fry” some corn tortillas (this just means to fry them in oil on both sides for a few seconds to get them soft–not crispy). Then just use that as the bread–can then add tuna spread and toast in the oven. BR/(corn tortillas are actually worth eating when soft fried–otherwise I don’t eat them)BR/BR/Or I was also thinking maybe making deviled eggs but instead of the egg yolk filling put in the tuna salad.BR/BR/I hope you don’t mind my rambling…you just sparked some ideas–frugal ideas, too-Thank-you!BR/BR/A HREF=”http://queenblog7.blogspot.com” REL=”nofollow”The Queen/A

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Sherry November 1, 2008 at 11:07 am

Oh, yum! I haven’t had one of these in ages. Brings back memories! I might have to make one for lunch. :D

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Melissa November 2, 2008 at 4:05 pm

This sounds so good!!

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Mary April 21, 2009 at 11:07 am

In my family we add sliced jalepeno’s to our sandwiches before we grill them. Sounds strange, but these are oh so good.

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