I’ve always been a fan of tuna sandwiches. In fact, my late grandpa used to tease me as a kid about loving tuna so much saying that I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I was never (quite) that bad, but I have eaten it for several days in a row and more than once.
I’ve since calmed down, but there is one kind of tuna sandwich that I still crave every couple of months. That would be these HEAVENLY tuna melts that my old boss used to make me when I would come over to clean her house. Actually, it was my favorite part of that house-keeping job. It is now sixteen years later and if I’m still craving them on a regular basis, so they must be good enough to share with all of you.
These sandwiches are very hearty, especially if you use a whole grain bread, so I usually make them as a quick and fairly healthy dinner. As a mom, I love making them because start to finish it only takes about twenty minutes to make them, including the time to pre-heat the oven. They are also great on the menu any time of year.
Let’s get right down to it. There isn’t an exact recipe, you put as much as you want of each ingredient on, but I show you photos of it all so there’s no confusion. There are also several pictures at the end that will leave you wanting to make these today!
You will need:
Prepared Tuna Fish (with mayo)
Cheddar Cheese Slices
Preheat your oven to about 450°F, it doesn’t have to be exact, it’s just to melt the cheese. On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, lay out your bread. You’re going to want to put the sandwich tops on the pan too so that they get a little toasted. Next, prepare and spread out some tuna fish on half of the bread slices. Next, you add the cheddar cheese slices on top of the tuna. Put the baking sheet in the oven until the cheese has melted. It usually takes about five minutes. While that is baking, prepare your tomatoes and lettuce. All you do is wash, dry, and slice the tomatoes and wash, dry, and cut the lettuce. When the cheese has melted, remove the baking sheet from the oven. Add your tomatoes, lettuce, and top piece of bread (that is now toast…I guess). It’s ready to serve!
Here are the photos of the process:
Like I said earlier, these are hearty sandwiches. I have a pretty big appetite lately since I’m breast-feeding (who am I kidding…I just like food…all the time ;), and just one of these keeps me full for several hours. Give it a try and let me know how you like it.~Sarah
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