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Terrific Tuna Melts

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 20 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Add tropical flavors to your dinner table with this pineapple and tuna filled flavorful sandwich - ready in 20 minutes.

Ingredients

1
(12-oz.) can water-packed tuna, drained, flaked
1
(8-oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2
cup chopped celery
1/3
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
2
tablespoons sliced green onions
4
slices whole wheat bread, toasted
4
(1-oz.) slices American or Cheddar cheese, halved

Steps

  • 1 In medium bowl, combine tuna, pineapple, celery, mayonnaise and onions; mix well. Spread on toasted bread slices. Top each with 2 pieces of cheese.
  • 2 Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for about 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 1 In medium bowl, combine tuna, pineapple, celery, mayonnaise and onions; mix well. Spread on toasted bread slices. Top each with 2 pieces of cheese.
  • 2 Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for about 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

Crushed pineapple is the secret ingredient in these tuna sandwiches, providing sweetness, tang and moisture.

To reduce the fat in each sandwich by about 19 grams use fat-free mayonnaise and reduced-fat mayonnaise and reduced-fat American cheese in place of the regular products. This lighter sandwich has about 160 fewer calories than the original recipe.

Serve these sandwiches with raw vegetables such as baby-cut carrots, celery, bell pepper strips and cherry tomatoes; complete the menu with corn chips and frosty mugs of root beer.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
38%
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
900mg
38%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
7g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 4 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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