I love me a good, simple sandwich. In my book, nothing is so easy as opening a can of tuna, spreading it on bread with a few favorite ingredients, and toasting it to melty perfection. Open-faced tuna melts are about as easy as sandwiches can get. Here we’ve pulled together five of our favorite flavor combinations. From simple to gourmet, here are five tuna melts you’ll want to make tonight.
Tuna Melt Pizza
- On an open-faced English Muffin, pile a bit of flaked albacore tuna, basil leaves, slices of tomatoes,diced garlic, a bit of sea salt and fresh mozzarella. Toast in a hot oven until the mozzarella is melted.
Tuna Chip Melt
- Mix a can of tuna with 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise and 1/2 tablespoon pickle relish. Salt and pepper to taste. Place 4 cups of barbecue potato chips on a baking sheet. Spoon dollops of the mayonnaise mixture around the potato chips. Sprinkle with 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese. Bake in an oven preheated to 425 degrees until the cheese melts. Eat like nachos and enjoy!
Southwest Tuna on Toast
- Go healthy! Toss a can of albacore tuna with finely diced red bell peppers, green onions and a cup of pepper jack cheese. Spread on top of hearty toast, toss in an oven preheated to 425 degrees and bake just until melted.
Tuna Avocado on Rye
- Place several slices of avocado on a hearty piece of rye bread. Spoon a half a can of tuna mixed with 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise on top. Sprinkle cheddar jack cheese on top of the tuna. Bake in a hot oven until the cheese is melted. Serve with thin slices of tomatoes on top.
Creamy Tuna Artichoke Melt
- In a small bowl, mix together 1 can of tuna, 1/3 cups coarsely chopped artichoke hearts, 2 tablespoons softened cream cheese, and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, a dash of Worcestershire sauce, and a smidgen of dijon mustard. Spoon on top of hearty crackers. Bake in a hot oven until melted.