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Low Calorie Open Faced Tuna Melt Recipe

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Sandwich bread I prefer wheat for this recipe but you can use what type of bread you prefer
1 cup tuna, drained seasoned or unseasoned
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
2 stalks, rinsed and chopped celery
to taste salt
to taste pepper
to taste garlic powder
to taste onion powder
Provolone cheese
Non stick cooking spray

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Low Calorie Open Faced Tuna Melt Recipe

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  • Easy

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When you think of a tuna melt you might not think of anything exceptionally tasty or fancy, but I am here to tell you this open face tuna melt is anything but boring. Using a couple of ingredients you already have on hand you can make this open face tuna melt up too, perfect for a mid week lunch or even a light dinner. Dress this open face tuna melt up or down as you wish, creating a sandwich that is full of flavor and even convenience. Here is how you can make an open face tuna melt of your own.

As you can see you have some flexibility with this recipe. If there are ingredients you aren’t fond of feel free to swap them out. Not a provolone cheese fan? White cheddar and even mozzarella would work just as well for this recipe. If you want to cut calories, you can always opt for a light or fat free mayo, as well as a reduced fat cheese.


You can also opt to use ready made tuna via a can or a pouch. Just make sure it is of the lighter variety.

Remove your open face tuna melt from the heat and serve with a side such as pretzels, pickles, or even a fresh salad. Your open face tuna sandwich is best enjoyed warm!

Gather your ingredients and give this simple open face tuna sandwich a try. As you can see, it is anything but boring!

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Steps

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Prepare your tuna mixture first. In a bowl you want to mix the flaky tuna, mayonnaise, and the chopped celery.

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Season your mixture according to your tastes. We used just a dash of each the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. If you like any of the seasonings more than the other, feel free to add more than a pinch. If you don’t care for any of them, feel free to omit.

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Mix your tuna mixture well and set aside.

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Spray your pan and place two pieces of bread in on a medium heat. There is no need to butter your bread before placing it in the pan.

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Spoon the tuna mixture onto the bread.

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Slice the provolone cheese up into slices and lay across the top of the mixture. You can do a basket weave design if you are feeling fancy or simply let the lay in rows.

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Allow the open face sandwich to sit for 2-3 minutes until warm. You will notice that the cheese will be lightly melted and the bottom of the bread golden brown.

Katie Femia

Katie Femia

Katie is the owner of The Homespun Hydrangea, and runs a blog under the same name. She can usually be found out and about scouring thrift stores, with a diet soda in one hand and vintage linens in the other. Always seeing the glass half full, she loves finding new uses for old objects, crafting with her two daughters, and teaching others how to see past the trash and to the treasure.

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