Simple Tuna Melts
This is a simple, less rich, but very tasty recipe for tuna melts. It's the only tuna melt I make and my husband is a convert from the traditional kind to mine!
This is a simple, less rich, but very tasty recipe for tuna melts. It's the only tuna melt I make and my husband is a convert from the traditional kind to mine!
"Best tuna fish sandwich ever" was the review I got when I made these sandwiches! I messed up the recipe a little because I forgot to print it out, but it still turned out great! I accidentally used TWO cans of tuna, about 1/4 cup of minced onion and a whole (small) can of diced jalepenos. I added a squirt of whole grain mustard and a squirt of mayo (to keep it together better). I also used whole wheat bread instead of the English muffins. This is a keeper!Read More
Helpful Tips: I prefer adding 1/4C of mayo, 1/3C of chopped celery, and maybe some finely chopped pecans or water chestnuts to make it crunchy. Fry on each side like a grilled cheese or wrap in a tortilla. This recipe has a good idea behind it, but I didn't care for it as written. Sorry!Read More
"Best tuna fish sandwich ever" was the review I got when I made these sandwiches! I messed up the recipe a little because I forgot to print it out, but it still turned out great! I accidentally used TWO cans of tuna, about 1/4 cup of minced onion and a whole (small) can of diced jalepenos. I added a squirt of whole grain mustard and a squirt of mayo (to keep it together better). I also used whole wheat bread instead of the English muffins. This is a keeper!
Helpful Tips: I prefer adding 1/4C of mayo, 1/3C of chopped celery, and maybe some finely chopped pecans or water chestnuts to make it crunchy. Fry on each side like a grilled cheese or wrap in a tortilla. This recipe has a good idea behind it, but I didn't care for it as written. Sorry!
Feeling lazy one Sunday afternoon, I baked these up for my husband and I and we LOVED them! I modified the recipe slightly by using only half an onion, and finely chopped one celery stalk, and added 1 1/2 TB mayo, salt and pepper. Otherwise, followed the rest! Magnifico!
Simply delicious. Instead of English muffin, I used the English muffin bread. Grilled to perfection, golden brown and crunchy on the outside and creamy and chessy on the inside. Also added fresh dill, some lemon zest and a teaspoon of lemon juice. A great accompaniment with soups.
This was good. I used whole grain white bread instead of the english muffin and sweet pickle relish instead of the peppers. (It was all I had on hand.) Turned out delish...and exactly what I wanted. Thanks for the post.
Really needs some mayonnaise or salad dressing to hold the tuna together. Otherwise it just falls off the muffin. The taste is good, if you enjoy the hot peppers, which we do. Quick to fix. Great on a chilly day served with soup or a salad.
Wow, this is perfect with some soup for lunch and so simple and easy to make. It's a keeper!!
Simple, yet very delicious
recipes don't have to be expensive or take lots of time to get 5 stars. This tasted good, I didn't spend any money to make it and I was in a hurry. I was eating in 10 minutes. If you don't like jalepeno's use pickle relish and if you don't have sliced cheese use shredded and mix it in. Try using thick slices of crusty bread and browning in the oven while it heats up then top them and serve open face. A good way to use up half a lemon or lime. This doesn't need any mayo. Thanks for a cheap, easy, super fast and good dinner.
Great basic Tuna Melt. Used pickles instead of jalapenos as thats what i had on hand and shredded cheese. Great served with fresh tomato slices. Easy to make and healthier than adding lots of mayo.
Well, I can tell you that four out of four in my family said not to bother making this again.
Not bad at all. But the peppers have to go.
I used regular whole wheat bread and i didn't divide the breads i stacked them like normal and baked them and it was delicious. The hubby said it is a must make again.
I'm the recipe creator and if you like mayo in your tuna melt, then this recipe is not for you! I'd never had a traditional tuna melt until a couple of years ago and I have to say.... mine are still the best! :) I've modified the way I make it over the past couple of years since I posted the recipe - I chop up the jalapenos and add them to the mix to spread the chili love around and I butter the muffins, but I don't toast them beforehand because I like that half soggy-half crispy texture. My cheese slices are also quite big! Now if I wrote that recipe as I truly make it now, it would be horrific in terms of fat content! But oh so good... Thank you all for trying my melts out!
I also had to add some mayo - it was way too dry. Then it tasted good - but with the recipe as is, I would not recommend it.
I love tuna and I am always looking for great ideas for eating it without mayo. This one is now my breakfast of choice. I've increased the amount of jalapeño - we love our food really spicy.
I make these occasionally, and I think this is a different way to use tuna, and they always turn out yummy. Sometimes i will use shredded cheese and mix it in with the tuna, to get all over melty and cheesy. It's super easy to throw together with whatever type of bread you have around, and the ingredients are simple!
Wow! This was wonderful! I made it as soon as I got it e-mailed to me. I did make a few changes as I did not have the jalapeno's, so I used banana peppers instead, and I also topped with roasted red peppers. I seasoned it a bit with fresh ground pepper, garlic and onion powder. I also used provolone cheese, it was just wonderful! What a keeper! Thanks for sharing!
This is my absolute favorite way to eat tuna fish sandwiches. I do add a little light mayonnaise and garlic powder and dill weed but it's SO good. Really just the best thing on whole wheat organic bread for me and TOTAL comfort food.
I thought this was delicious. I put the tuna on a whole wheat bun. I will make this again!! SIMPLE!!
we liked this -- simple and tasty. i didn't have any jalapenos so used a dollop of thai garlic chili sauce and added a tiny bit of miracle whip like someone said -- to keep it together (even though i was specifically looking for a recipe with no mayo). topped with pepper jack for even more kick. served open faced on 9-grain bread. will definitely have again -- thank you!
Who doesn't like a tuna melt!
Pretty good! Great way to use stale bread too.
Initially I thought jalepenos and tuna were a strange combination even though I love jalepenos. After trying this, I must say that I may never make tuna salad again without jalepenos! I did add a little mayo and celery but this was scrumptious!
I think it is a rather skimpy recipe, and one can of tuna does not serve 4 people. The jalepenos are a nice touch, but everyone that loves it has jazzed it up a bit. Definitely needs some chopped celery, garlic, chopped nuts or mayo in it.
I tried this and didn't care for it. I won't be making it again. After adding my usual favourites... some mayo, celery, chopped apples to the tuna it is delicious.
the overall taste was ok and it was really fast to make but, I don't think this recipe is tasty enough to make again.... :/
I agree that you have to add a little mayo, I also subbed sweet cut up pickles in place of the peppers since I had my grandbabies over. Made a great lunch. Thanks for the post.
Absolutely delicious...can't wait to make them again. They are a perfect lunch to take to work or to make for the kids to take to school.
It was good, just not my taste
this recipe was Ok, only I noticed I just took the idea and changed it so much it became a new recipe. :) I added some mayo and used diced pickles. I also used American instead of cheddar. It was good the way I made it. :) Good luck!
Great way to liven up a simple tuna fish sandwich. I followed Jenn H.'s suggestion to add some mustard to the mix. Thanks!
YUM! Even my hubby liked them!
I had to update my review now that I have made these a few times.. I know I don't follow the recipe to a T but they are really good. I always add a little more seasoning garlic and onion powder and a little seasoning salt, I also add squirt of Dijon mustard, horseradish and mayo.. I never have English muffins I toast bread to put it on and bake that and this last time I used pepper jack cheese instead of cheddar and OMG they were so good and I'm not a huge tuna fan but when it comes to these I am....
This was fantastic, however I had to doctor it up with two tablespoons of mayo. I also used a quarter of a slice of tomato and pepper-jack cheese rather then cheddar. My husband (who is an excellent cook)LOVED IT!!
I made this for dinner tonight with a few changes my family isn’t much for jalapeno peppers so I used pickle relish and added a little mayo and creamy dill mustard to bind the tuna together. Very, very good. This will be a keeper!
I agree that this definately needs some mayo to hold together. Otherwise it was great. I, too, used whole wheat bread toasted first. Also used swiss cheese because that's what I had, but I thought it was great, if a tad bit dry.
Who knew that something so simple could taste sooo good!! I truly love this recipe. I made it on regular bread and it was great!! I love the kick of the peppers. Thanks!
I had to make some changes according to what I had on hand. I didn't have English muffins or an onion, so I used half a bagel and minced onioin. I also added mayo and garlic salt to the tuna and used American cheese instead of cheddar. It was absolutely amazing!!
Simply quick lunch. Serve with blue cheese salad and grapes, and fries.
I made this as the recipe call for except I took someone's advice and added mayonnaise to it. My husbanc and I loved it. Thanks for the great recipe.
I lobe fingers spiciness pickled peppers adds this tuna melt mix. I also mix in some mayo and dill relish, and broil these open-faced.
This really hit the spot for me today! This is a good base recipe, but I did amp it up a bit. I added three spoonfuls of mayo and some parsley. The only thing I'll change next time is how much jalapeno I put on it. I did wayyyy too much! Haha. Was at the end of a jar and just finished it off. Oh the burn! Worked well with dairy free cheddar-style slices too.
Hubby enjoyed the little fire with his tuna melt, nice flavor, didn't add as much, flavored according to his taste. Thank you for a refresh on standard.
I gave this recipe 3 stars because I did not use the same ingredients. I think that this is a great tuna base. It helps those learning to cook get a feel for what should go in a Tuna dish. I as well doctored it up. I used bell peppers, a quarter of an purple onion, 3 boiled eggs, sweet relish, banana peppers, mayo, salt, and pepper. It was delicious. This recipe and the reviewers inspired me to try new things with my tuna because before I had never used banana peppers and bell peppers.
Delicious! Wonderful recipe and idea. Next time I will try this also with tinned Salmon and other toppings. Thanks for this yummy lunch idea!
The combo of Jalepenos and cheese is what makes this so sandwich so great. I too added a little mayo, and it worked great. My husband likes a little spice in everything, so this was perfect for him.
I liked this twist on my boring old plain recipe that I have been making for at least 50 years. I used sweet pickle relish instead of jalapenos, Did add a small amount of mayo and used another reviewer's suggestion of shredded cheese in the mix. Baked open face in the toaster oven and was quite pleased with the result! I plan on trying it with dill and maybe a different shredded cheese. The jalapenos might be good with Monteray Jack! Thanks for teaching this old lady a new trick!
Try adding cooked bacon slices to this. Can we say awesome!
As another review said, if you make this exactly as directed, you'd be better to eat the tuna out of the can. This recipe is nasty if made as-is. plain tuna with no seasoning baked and dried in the oven so it's almost inedible. top with a jalapeno so the heat gives you at least something to taste. Would be much better with 3 or 4 tablespoons of mayo, diced pickles, and some dill. mix the tuna in with that, then fried like a grilled cheese sandwich, and then put in the oven for a few minutes to heat through.
I used albacore and I liked it a lot. My bread was Ezekiel bread.
Good recipe. Super easy to make. Loved the pickled peppers. I added celery also to the mixture.
This was a good Tuna melt. I will have to add more flavor like Garlic or lemon pepper next time. Also, I would toast the English muffin before putting it in the oven.
The combination of the cheese and pickled jalapenos on this was wonderful. We did add a bit of mayo and used homemade white bread. Everyone was quite pleased with this. Will make again.
So I made some changes just because and I turned out really good. I put the tubs in a small bowl and added sour cream, pepper, garlic salt, paprika, and lemon juice. After mixing it all I added more of what I thought would make it taste better so for me I added more lemon juice, sour cream and garlic salt. I kept the direction of letting the bread (100% whole wheat) toast while the oven preheated. Then after putting the tuna on one slice and adding a thin layer of spinach, I put a thick amount of shredded cheese on the other slice. After 10 minutes I pulled the tray out and put the slice with melted cheese onto the tuna slice and pressed down before the cutting it in diagonals. It was super quick to prepare and make.
A new casual family favorite! Thanks for the recipe... :)
These turned out really good, but I definitely recommend toasting the English muffin, and also adding a good dollop of mayo to the tuna mixture. I had mine without the jalapenos, and wished I'd added some sliced fresh tomato. Thanks, Nisa!
I was all set to try this and discovered we were out of tuna. We had sardines, however, and they were dated later this month. I wound up following the recipe exactly except with sardines and Jarlsberg cheese, just because I had that on hand, too. It was simple, quick and a tasty, and we enjoyed it. I might have let that can of sardines get away from me if it wasn't for stumbling on this recipe today. Thanks, momnipotent!
love this low cal recipe, I find it perfect and have been cooking tuna like this for awhile always trying to eliminate dressings and add seasonings or fresh herbs.
I changed some ingredients to suit our taste. I added chopped red bell peppers to tuna mixture and omitted jalapeno. It was scrumptious and very filling. I also served in on homemade whole wheat bread.
Now I know why there are toaster ovens! Ater reading a few reviews, I diced about 3 T of sweet onion, added a couple Tbsp. of dill relish, minced about 8 pickled jalapeno slices & about 2Tbsp of miracle whip combined w/tuna. I used medium cheddar grated on whole wheat. Put on the tray in middle of toaster ovenon bake @ 350 after about 10 minutes the chees was oozing down the sides I then swithched the oven to toast for a couple minutes. I rtealized the possibilites are endless. It really is more than a garlic bread maker!
So easy and such great comfort food. I added some garlic salt used Kraft American cheese slices chopped up. I also add a tsp of sweet relish to my tuna salad.
It was dry.
I was hoping for something more. It's just tuna with cheese, onion and jalapeño. For what it's worth, I added a little mustard (I like a brown or Dijon) and some mayo, with celery seed.
I love this recipe! I added mayonnaise and followed the recipe. I will make it all the time.
I would never make this, ever! Some steadfast rules are correct. Fish and cheese do not belong together.
I didn't use dijon mustard. I used Hellman's Light Mayo instead. Mayo has mustard in it. I made 4 slices if English muffin's which was plenty to eat and for the cheese I prefer American Swiss. All in all I was surprised at how well it turned out. The cheese melted and chard on top. I had plenty of tuna salad leftover so I just made sandwiches.