Cheesy tuna melts

Cheesy tuna melts

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Prep: 10 mins


Serves 2
A tasty change from cheese on toast

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (in oil)

  • kcal613
  • fat40g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein35g
  • salt2.25g
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  • 200g can tuna, whatever type you've got in the cupboard



    A member of the mackerel family, tuna are mainly found in the world's warmer oceans. They…

  • ½ a bunch of spring onions, finely chopped

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 3 thick slices of granary or wholemeal bread
  • 50g cheddar, coarsely grated



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • generous pinch of paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…


  1. Preheat the grill on its highest setting. Drain the tuna, flake it into a bowl and mix with the spring onions and mayonnaise. Season with salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.

  2. Toast the bread under the grill until it’s nicely browned on both sides, then spread the tuna mixture on top, right up to the edges of the toast. Scatter over the cheese and put back under the grill until the cheese is bubbling.

  3. Slice in half, sprinkle with paprika and tuck in.

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Comments (12)

monty007's picture

Mixed a spoonful of red pepper pesto into the tuna and it really packed a punch with the bubbly cheese.

jimbozo's picture

Had this for a quick lunch, did not have spring onions so used chives, mmmmmm nice

aimeep's picture

Completely foolproof! Just made this for lunch & it was so easy & delicious too! Used 4 pieces of bread for 2 people & added finely diced pepper as suggested by allessandra. Will be making again soon!

kimkap's picture

Oh so simply yet deliciously tasty.

momotate's picture

Good bread is a main key to this. Good sturdy whole grain. Like to use mustard in the mayo and will be trying allesandras idea of the red pepper. To make a meal we have it with a bowl of tomato soup. Great on a cold day.

clafoutis1's picture

My favourite sandwich! I also added finely diced red pepper and a tablespoon of chopped shallot, lightly sauteed in olive oil. Hmmmmm.

mum121's picture

Makes a tasty and simple late night snack.

orlac15's picture

These were delicious i made them yesterday and even my pickey brothers loved them.

annie0176's picture

This is good and tasty - I prefer my own recipe, which I've made for years, using a mixture of mayo and tomato ketchup mixed with tuna and grated cheese, with or without onion.

4mutley's picture

Simple and well liked....we preferred to add a bit of mustard to the mayo and cheese before toasting :-)

lizzafezza's picture

A real quick and tasty snack

jul34es's picture

so easy to make and even the kids liked them.

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