This easy tuna melt is a great idea for a quick meal. I love them when we are on the go and need something quick for lunch or dinner. Or if we are having a lazy movie day and don’t fell like cooking something fancy.
What are your quick meals for busy days or lazy days?
I have an arsenal of quick meals in my back pocket for days just like this one. It is raining and cold here in usually sunny AZ. We have had more rainy days this winter/spring than I can remember in over 20 years of living here!
The clouds and cool weather make me want to snuggle up on the couch with a good book or a good movie. I wish it was the weekend so my hubby could be in that equation but it’s not so my furry friend will have to fill in. She loves to snuggle so is a great substitute!
Here are some other quick meals you might like if you like my easy tuna melt:
Did You Grow Up Eating Tuna Melts?
Easy tuna melts were my Mom’s OG recipe. OG (original gangster) makes me laugh especially when referred to my Mom, since she wasn’t really a gangster at all! But she was an OG about cooking. I learned to cook a lot of things from my Mom and my love for feeding people and making homemade food definitely came from her. I can still remember her making homemade buns on cool days. They were so delicious!
Now, I wouldn’t be able to eat any of the items pictured! Looking back I probably shouldn’t have been eating them then, but we didn’t know.
Melty open faced sandwiches were a favorite around our house. My Mom liked to buy salmon with the bones in it and it would crunch when you ate it…barf.. but I much preferred the tuna. No bones and the only crunch was from whatever you added to the tuna.
Here’s What I Put in Our Easy Tuna Melts:
To make this masterpiece of an easy meal, you will need the following ingredients:
Gluten free Break- I used Canyon Gluten Free Bakehouse
Mayo- I used Sir Kensingtons
Tuna- I used albacore from Costco- the wild caught stuff that is supposed to be better for fish and sustainability.
Organic Sharp Cheddah- same as cheddar just better 😉
S & P or any other seasonings you like
- Open and drain the tuna.
- Chop up your veggies into small pieces. Add as many or little as you wish. My hubby wishes I wouldn’t add celery, but I still do.
- Lay your bread on a baking sheet and butter if you wish.
- Turn your oven on to broil after adjusting the racks to the right spot.
- Add veggies, tuna and mayo to a bowl and mix. Season, mix, sample.
- Spread over your bread.
- Top with cheese.
- Put in oven on broil for a few minutes until the cheese is bubbly and the bread is toasty on the edges. Don’t walk away because it will burn.
Here’s The Printable Recipe:
Easy Tuna Melt
- 6 slices Gluten Free bread
- 2 cans Albacore Tuna- drained
- 3/4 cup Mayo more or less to taste
- 1/2 red pepper chopped
- 2 green onions chopped
- 1 roma tomato chopped
- 1 stalk of celery chopped
- 1 pinch S & P
- 6 slices Cheddar Cheese
- Chop all of your veggies and put into a bowl.
- Lay your pieces of bread on a baking sheet. Butter if you wish.
- Turn your oven on to broil and adjust the rack so it is near the top.
- Add drained tuna to the bowl of chopped veggies, mayo and seasonings. Mix.
- Taste to see if the right amount of mayo and seasoning. Adjust if necessary.
- Top each piece of bread with tuna mixture.
- Add a piece of cheese to the top of that.
- Broil in the oven for a few minutes until bubbly and toasted. Do not burn.
- Enjoy by itself or with soup or a salad.