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Tuna Melt

Tuna Melt

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.


4 servings

Prep Time

10 minutes

Total Time

15 minutes


  • 25-ounce cans chunk light tuna, drained
  • 1medium shallot, minced (2 tablespoons)
  • 2tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/8teaspoon salt
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4slices whole-wheat bread, toasted
  • 2tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 209kcal
Carbohydrate Total 17g
Total Sugars 4g
Added Sugars 1g
Fiber 3g
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 4g
Mono Saturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 29mg
Sodium 497mg
Protein 18g
Potassium 355mg
Calcium 147mg
Chromium 2mcg
Folate 32mcg
Omega-6 1g
Vitamin E 1mg
Zinc 1mg
Vitamin B3 7mg

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