Main Dish Recipes

Cheddar Tuna Melts

You know how you have those go-to meals for when you need dinner in about ten minutes, but you also don’t want to have cereal for a third meal in a row?

Cheddar Tuna Melts are mine.

I started making it fairly frequently when we lived in Texas and Bart would come home for lunch and we were out of leftovers.

The first time I made them, I told him on the phone what I was making and he said, “Oh, okay. I’ll probably just eat something else.”

So I only made one for me.

I . . . never made that mistake again. Now I always make him two. I’m a quick learner.

Cheddar Tuna Melts

Makes 4 sandwiches

4 slices of bread (sourdough is my favorite, but anything works)
5 oz Bumble Bee® Premium Albacore Tuna in Water Pouch (or in cans)
1 spoonful mayonnaise (more or less, depending on if you like or love mayo. I love that stuff).
1 Tablespoon mustard
1 tomato, diced
2 avocados
4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded or sliced
salt and pepper

Toast your bread.

While it toasts, stir together your tuna (drain it first, if it’s in cans), mayo, mustard, and tomato. Salt and pepper to taste.

Mash up your avocados and spread it on your bread, then top with tuna mixture and sprinkle with cheese.

Broil for 2-4 minutes (keep a close eye on it!), until the cheese is hot and bubbling. Dust with pepper, if you’re a pepper lover like me, and serve immediately.

P.S. More excellent tuna recipes from Bumble Bee here!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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  • Reply Elisabeth McKnight September 2, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    We love tuna melts – – but I'd kind of forgotten about them…and I've never tried avocado with mine – thanks for the tip!

  • Reply Ash September 2, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Oooo these look really good! Definitely going to try!

  • Reply Rachel // Maybe Matilda September 2, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    This looks delicious! I'm not *insane* about tuna (although I am, like you, a mayo lover), but for some reason I always have a huge tuna stockpile in the pantry (because it's cheap and healthy, I guess?), so I keep searching for new ways to use it up. This looks really tasty, especially with the avocado!

  • Reply Alysa Stewart September 5, 2014 at 1:40 am

    Ooo, this looks great! I've never paired tuna and avocado, even though I love avocado! Our family recipe for tuna melts is tuna+mayo+green chile on your choice of bread, toast and top with raspberry preserves. This is what my grandpa made for my grandma on their first date! (So, obviously a winner.)

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