How to Make an Easy, but Tasty Tuna Melt Sandwich in the Oven
Easy Tuna Melt Sandwich Cooked in the Oven
A tuna melt sandwich isn't too different from a grilled cheese , but it comes with tuna and cheese. So, you can follow a traditional grilled cheese recipe, add tuna and you have a traditional tuna melt sandwich, but there is a quicker way to make a hot sandwich than by frying it up in a pan. Here is my recipe for making a tuna melt sandwich in the oven using the broiler.
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Ingredients for Tuna Melt Sandwich
- 1 can white albacore tuna
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, add mayo to taste
- 2 slices fresh bread, Sourdough or Bagels make excellent choice
- 1 tablespoon butter
- sliced cheddar cheese, tillamook medium cheddar cheese makes excellent choice
Toasting the bread
Toast the bread in the toaster or broiler
While you can grill your tuna melt sandwich. When I'm in the mood for a very quick hot sandwich I prepare it more quickly.
The first step is to toast the bread in the toaster. As soon as the bread goes in the toaster, turn the oven broiler on high and move the oven rack to the top shelf. Immediately after the bread is finished toasting, spread on the butter so it melts.
Mix the tuna and slice the cheese
Empty the can of tuna into a bowl and mix with mayonnaise to taste. Next, slice the cheddar cheese. Place the cheese on one side of the bread and the tuna on the other side and leave the sandwich open.
Cook the tuna melt in the oven
Set the oven to broil and turn it on the high setting. Place both halves of the sandwich on the top shelf and slide them directly under the heat. The cheese will melt quickly and the tuna will heat up. Watch it closely so that it doesn't burn.
The final step of the oven broiled tuna melt sandwich
Take both halves out the oven and put them together to form a quick and easy tuna melt sandwich.
Cook Time for oven broiled tuna melt sandwich
The Low Carb Tuna Melt
My wife makes a variation of the tuna melt that is low carb. She takes the tuna and the cheese and puts it in a bowl with no bread. She puts the cheese on top and melts it in the broiler. When the cheese is nice and melted, she removes it from the oven and adds some tomatoes. Then she eats it!
It makes for a very quick high protein meal that we can also feed the entire family with by making the same ingredients into a sandwich.