This is a fast and delicious tuna melt that I've been making for years!

Recipe Summary

prep:
3 mins
cook:
7 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 sandwich
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place bread slices in the oven to toast while it preheats, and while you make the tuna salad.

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  • In a small bowl, mix together the tuna, mayonnaise, salt, balsamic vinegar, mustard and dill pickle until well blended. Remove bread from the oven, and pile the tuna mixture onto one slice. Sprinkle cheese over the other slice of bread.

  • Bake for 7 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is melted and tuna is heated through. Place the cheese side of the sandwich on top of the tuna side. Cut in half and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

608 calories; protein 46.8g; carbohydrates 26.8g; fat 34.2g; cholesterol 77.9mg; sodium 1028mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2005
Uber-quick and easy to make, and tastes great to boot. Have discovered that certain brands of tuba make this filling a little more watery than desired. Bumble bee is the best brand I've found to use so far. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2010
What it lacks in pizazz it makes up for with mush. This is a homely sandwich -- Swiffering in sweatpants, shopping without makeup, watching Rachael Ray. It forgives you your lack of properly calibrated measuring devices, and this commitment to mediocrity is oddly endearing. Sometimes we don't want to feel held to society's standards of excellence. Sometimes we don't want to compete. Sometimes, maybe more often than we'd like to admit, we just want to melt two or three pasty-white ingredients together and look at Facebook for an hour. This dish is almost an act of rebellion, if you think about it. Read More
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158 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 78
  • 4 star values: 63
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2010
What it lacks in pizazz it makes up for with mush. This is a homely sandwich -- Swiffering in sweatpants, shopping without makeup, watching Rachael Ray. It forgives you your lack of properly calibrated measuring devices, and this commitment to mediocrity is oddly endearing. Sometimes we don't want to feel held to society's standards of excellence. Sometimes we don't want to compete. Sometimes, maybe more often than we'd like to admit, we just want to melt two or three pasty-white ingredients together and look at Facebook for an hour. This dish is almost an act of rebellion, if you think about it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2005
Uber-quick and easy to make, and tastes great to boot. Have discovered that certain brands of tuba make this filling a little more watery than desired. Bumble bee is the best brand I've found to use so far. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
(126)
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2007
This was an excellent, yet basic tuna melt recipe. It was not too difficult to prepare, and it was so tasty. I enjoyed the balsalmic, dijon and dill pickle flavors, they blend well together. I found that the tuna mix was enough for two sandwiches. What a great idea to have the bread toast in the oven while you make the filling, I like multitasking! I would definitely make this recipe again, I wouldn't change a thing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2012
We really liked this. It sounds like "brooklynsurecooks" is off his meds.....just sayin:) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/29/2008
I put the toast in like the recipe said and then when it was done preheating I put all the goodies on top...at 4 minutes my sandwhich was pretty much burnt. Also in case anyone wants to kick a few calories out of the equation don't use mayo...just relish a little lemon juice and some cracked black pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2006
This is delicious, fast, and easy to make because everything is on hand! It doesn't need the salt though, I've never added it. I make it as an open faced sandwich and just let the cheese melt over it, I think it would be great with english muffins too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2011
I love sandwiches and I love this recipe. It's easy to make and tastes delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2008
fantastic!I used cheese slices and four slices of white bread and put tuna and a cheese slice on each piece. Then after taking out of the oven I placed the slices together making two sandwiches! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2010
We really enjoyed this! I love the addition of the balsamic vinegar and dijon mustard which in my opinion is what makes this recipe stand out. Also be sure to taste this first because you could easily add more mustard and vinegar to what you prefer. I did add a tad more mayo and a dash of freshly ground black pepper. I served these open faced adding a few slices of tomato and topped with the cheddar. I definitely will make these again thanks for sharing:) Read More
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