Tuna Melt

Parmesan Tuna Melt

In Lunch, Mains, Oven, Seafood, Sugar-Free by Mandi FlakeLeave a Comment

Before we dive into this Tuna Melt recipe I do have a confession… “Melt” may be slightly misleading. While topped with parmesan, it doesn’t drip with gooey cheese (see my White Chicken Enchiladas or Hot Corn Dip if you’re in the mood for something dripping in gooey cheese). However, this quick little open-faced wonder is so quick and easy. This sandwich has become the most well-rounded lunch I can fit into my normal day after the leftovers run out, so I figured it wasn’t fair for me to keep it all to myself.Tuna Melt The two important factors in this sandwich that can make it truly special in an appreciate-the-small-things-way are the quality of the tomato and the freshly grated parmesan. So just remember, it’s totally worth it to grate your own parmesan (not just for this sandwich, but for life… trust me), and always spring for the tastiest, juiciest local tomato you can find. If local tomatoes aren’t in season I’d suggest finding a Mexican or Canadian tomato of a Campari or Plum variety. Tuna Melt Now, you may be saying to your self… “Really, Mandi, Tuna Melt today and a DIY Salad Bar on Monday??? What happened to those page-long inventive recipes?” Don’t you worry, they’ll be back in due time… I just decided it would be a good week to keep it simple and share some easy standards while I dive into some spring cleaning. Not only have I completely re-organized my kitchen cabinets, but I’ve also given My Cup Is Full a makeover! Did you notice? My favorite piece is the rotating header picture up at the top… Go try a different page and see if the image changes on you. Fun, huh? Okay, maybe it’s only fun to me since I’m such a geek, but it’s the little things that make me giggle. 🙂 Tuna Melt

Parmesan Tuna Melt

Yields 1

A quick broil and common spices turns a boring sandwich into a warm delight! This recipe is easily multiplied with no extra preparation time necessary to feed however many people you are having for lunch.

5 minPrep Time

2 minCook Time

7 minTotal Time

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  • 1 three-ounce can of tuna fish, drained
  • 2 tablespoons mayonaise
  • dash of garlic powder
  • dash of fresh ground salt
  • dash of fresh ground pepper
  • 1 slice of bread (my favorites are a potato roll or an everything bagel)
  • 1 small tomato, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated parmesan


  1. Heat the broiler on low.
  2. In a small bowl mix the tuna, mayo, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Place the slice of bread on a piece of aluminum foil placed on a baking pan (keeps everything clean).
  4. Top the bread with the sliced tomato, then the tuna mixture and finally coat the top with the parmesan.
  5. Broil the sandwich for 1-2 minutes, watching constantly to avoid burning the cheese or bread.
  6. Remove from the oven and serve once the parmesan has begun to brown on the top. If it's taking too long, try turning the broiler up to high.

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