In this updated tuna melt recipe, we go light on the mayo and top it with fresh tomato slices and shredded sharp Cheddar. This allows us to use considerably less cheese while ensuring that there's great cheese flavor in each gooey bite of this healthy tuna melt recipe. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2013

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat broiler.

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  • Combine tuna, shallot, mayonnaise, lemon juice, parsley, salt, hot sauce and pepper in a medium bowl. Spread 1/4 cup of the tuna mixture on each slice of toast; top with tomato slices and 2 tablespoons cheese. Place sandwiches on a baking sheet and broil until the cheese is bubbling and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

Tips

Tip: Look for sustainable seafood, such as U.S.-caught chunk light tuna, preferably certified by the Marine Stewardship Council.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; 7.7 g total fat; 3.3 g saturated fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 458 mg sodium. 330 mg potassium; 17.5 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 15.6 g protein; 834 IU vitamin a iu; 12 mg vitamin c; 31 mcg folate; 158 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 43 mg magnesium; 1 g added sugar;

Reviews (26)

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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2019
I'm really iffy about tuna and did not expect to like it heated up. This is by far the best way I have ever consumed fish. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2017
Very good. Just dice the tomatoes and it's easy to eat. I had it on a cheese bagel and it was yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2017
I do not enjoy tuna fish sandwich but this recipe was so scrumptious! The hot sauce and melted cheese did the trick. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2017
Took a fatty bong rip while this was being prepared and let me tell you I have never tasted something so good while I've had the munchies. Recommended for anyone who likes to take fat poppers and then munch out! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2016
Pretty good hard to eat with the tomatoes on top because I couldn't just bite off part of the tomato. Other than that it's amazing and I'll be making this a lot. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2014
I halved the recipe because I used 1 can and switched out white onion with red onion. I used veganaise the healthy alternative to mayo and it was delicious. I liked the lemon in it too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2013
Really Good 16 year old here this sandwich was super quick and easy to make. I had to sub out cheddar for mozzarella because i had none on hand (though I don't think i used enough). The only problem I have is that it seems that theres just a bit too much parsley in the recipe. If I make this again I'll probably half or omit the parsley. Pros: Easy Quick Delicious Cons: A little too much parsley Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/23/2013
Easy This was a great quick meal. Had to eat it like a pizza and got messy at times but it tasted great and it was really easy to make. Pros: Super easy quick tasty Cons: difficult to eat at times Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2013
Husband loved it! I did not have any tomatoes so I used jarred roasted red peppers that I patted dry. We added extra Frank's red hot. Perfect for a snowy winter day with homemade tomato soup! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Tastes best without the lemon juice. The tuna is a little too light for it. Maybe half would be better but I cooked it without the lemon juice the first time because I had none on hand. I would give it 5 stars without the lemon juice. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was a GREAT recipe. I changed it up just a little however. I used 2 tbls lemon juice and only 2 tbls of low fat mayo. I then used cilantro in place of the parsley using 2 tbls and replaced the shallot with 3 tbls finely dice red onion. I also used 2 5 oz cans of Albacore tuna in water and in place of bread slices I used 2 of the Sala Lee Hearty & Delicious 100% Whole Wheat hamburger Buns. This made 4 servings and the calories per serving/each prepared bun half was only 188 calories vs. 252 calories. This was amazingly yummylicious and I will be eating it often. World be great as mini appitizers too! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Really good...although I might as well say I made up my own using the bascis from this recipe. I added celery and yellow pepper for crunch color and health green olives for flavor lime juice instead of lemon omitted parsley and finally added some flax seed oil...YUMMO =) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I didn't like it at all It might have been the lemon juice. I couldn't even finish it and ended up eating something else. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I left out the lemon juice and instead of putting shallots in the tuna mix I put sliced onions on top before putting the tomatos on. OMG definitely will be making this again! Very yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
My husband made this for our dinner tonight. OMG so goood! It will be made again and again in our house. Definitely a keeper. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This looks very very good we may have it tonight at our house!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I was surprised at how good this was-I am not a fan of wheat bread or tuna but this recipe is delicious!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was delicious! I followed the recipe exactly but instead of the tomato (not a big fan myself) I had a bed of baby spinach underneath the tuna Can't believe it tastes that good with so little mayo (I did use real mayo since that's all I had). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I didnt have the shallots and I added a generous amount of garlic powder. Also I split the light mayo up with horseraddish for some kick:-) It was delicous and super quick and simple to make! Thank you:-) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is still the old stand by tried and true and delicious! Like the low-fat mayo idea and the fresh tomatoes! An oldie but a goodie made healthier!! Good on ya!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was great! We didn't have all the ingredients but it was still good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
GREAT! DELICIOUS! MADE IT 2 DAYS IN A ROW! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
greaaaaaaaaaaaaaat i love it so much i have just finished it Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This was so good! It reminded me of a tuna melt we used to get at a bagel shop so that is how I served it...on top of an onion bagel. It was wonderful! The tuna salad recipe had the perfect amount of mayo to not overpower. Erica Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
So fresh! This was fantastic! Very light and fresh! I used Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats. My husband said he would east this every day! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Simple and Tasty I can never find the whole wheat thick bread all these recipes call for so I used Texas Toast from Trader Joe's. The Tabasco was an awesome way to spice things up and I will use it going forward in my tuna salad! No shallots and just a VERY tiny amount of lemon juice. I had cherry tomatoes so I just cut them in half and used those. They were nice; you had a piece of tomato in every bite! Will definitely make this again! It's not just your regular ol' tuna sandwich. Pros: quick easy to make simple ingredients Read More