Garden Tuna Melt

"I adopted the recipe from Kraft--tried it, loved it. I usually make the tuna filling ahead of time and heat it up for quick lunch"
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4 tuna melts




  • Mix tuna, mayo, onion, green pepper and seasonings.
  • Cover each of 4 bread slices with tuna mixture, 1 cheese slice and second bread slice.
  • Spread outsides of sandwiches with additional mayo or softened butter.
  • Cook in skillet on medium heat until lightly browned on both sides.

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  1. This made me love Tuna Melts again! The herbs really do contribute/improve the dish. I will be making this again. Thanks!
  2. This recipe is great! I didn't have any peppers or onions at the time, so I added the pickles like one comment suggested. The flavor of the tuna mixture is excellent! I put it on toasted English muffins and served with veggie soup for the kids. A great alternative to grilled cheese and tomato soup!
  3. I tripled this recipe and made it for my four kids' lunch today. To suit their tastes, I left out the onions and bell pepper; and I added 1/3 C Dijon mustard, 1/2 beefsteak tomato (diced), 1 whole dill pickle (diced), 1/2 tsp onion powder (for the omitted onions), 1/2 tsp garlic powder with parsley, and 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes. I also added about 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese because I didn't have any slices on hand. The kids absolutely loved it! Like PaulaG and her family, we like them piled high; so I got just 7 sandwiches and had only 1 leftover. :-) Next time, I think I'll cut the cheese ;-) back to 1/2 Cup and increase the mayo to 1/2 Cup. The blend of herbs was so wonderful, and we will definitely be making this again. Thanks for posting!
  4. Great recipe, i served it for lunch and it got rave reviews! Combination of herbs makes one of the kind taste that you'll love.
  5. This made delicious sandwiches that I served with some homemade soup. I did reduce the amount of mayo and because we really enjoy the tuna piled high only got 3 sandwiches.


I am a proud mother of my twins Darius and Constance; also a grade school teacher. You can understand my need for easy, healthy, fast, and fun recipes! I love to cook with my hubby, who runs an Italian restaurant. But in my kitchen, even he doesn't get to boss me around :)
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