Cilantro Tuna Melts

Turn ordinary tuna into extraordinary tuna sandwiches with new flavors and a crusty French loaf bread twist.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
can Pillsbury™ refrigerated crusty French loaf
2
cans (5 oz each) solid white tuna in water, drained, flaked
1/3
cup mayonnaise
1/3
cup seeded, finely chopped jalapeño chiles (about 2 chiles)
1
cup fresh cilantro, chopped
4
oz sliced Cheddar cheese
1
to 2 tablespoons Crisco® Pure Olive Oil
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place oven rack in upper third of oven. Carefully unroll loaf of dough on ungreased large cookie sheet. Press dough into 13x10-inch rectangle. Bake 10 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix tuna, mayonnaise, chiles and cilantro.
  • 3 Remove bread from oven. Place cheese slices on one half of the bread; bake 2 minutes longer or until cheese starts to melt. Remove from oven. Cut into 8 pieces, 4 with cheese and 4 plain. Spread tuna mixture on 4 plain pieces of bread. Top with remaining pieces, cheese side down.
  • 4 Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Brush one side of each sandwich with oil. Place 2 sandwiches in skillet, oil side down; cook 1 to 2 minutes. Brush tops of sandwiches with oil; turn. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining two sandwiches and oil. Cut sandwiches diagonally. Garnish with additional cilantro, if desired.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    540
    (
    Calories from Fat
    280),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    31g
    31%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    60mg
    60%;
    Sodium
    930mg
    930%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    38g
    38%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    26g
    26%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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