RecipeOpen-Faced Tuna Melt

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 365
  • Protein: 46 g
  • Total Fat: 6.5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 3.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 28 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5 g
  • Sugars: 5 g
    • Natural Sugar: 5 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 950mg

This open-faced sammie is nostalgia in a bite! The classic tuna melt was a personal childhood favorite of mine and this updated and healthified spin brings me right back. I use fiber-rich whole-grain bread, canned light tuna (canned albacore white tuna is higher in mercury) mixed with light mayo (and maybe some hot sauce for extra heat), and top it with cheese.

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This recipe makes 1 Serving
  • • 2 pieces reduced-calorie, whole-grain bread*
  • • 6 ounces canned light tuna, packed in water, drained well
  • • 2 teaspoons low-fat mayonnaise
  • • 2 teaspoons minced onion
  • • 4 tomato slices
  • • 4 onion slices
  • • Pickles (optional)
  • • 4 tablespoons reduced-fat shredded cheese, any variety

*Nutrition info based on 50 calories slices.


Preheat the broiler and lightly toast the bread.

Mash the tuna with the mayonnaise and onion.

Spread the tuna mixture evenly over each slice of bread and top each with 2 tomato slices, 2 onion slices, pickles, if desired, and 2 tablespoons cheese. Place back under the broiler until the cheese is hot and bubbly. Enjoy open-faced.


Looking for more scrumptious sandwich ideas? Try my Open-Faced PB Banana Sandwich or Open-Faced Turkey Sandwich.