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a tuna melt openface sandwich cut in half on a cutting board

Tuna Melt Open Face Sandwich


  • Author: Glenda Embree
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches 1x

Description

my tuna melt open faced sandwich is piled onto a piece of toasted garlic bread and dripping with a blend of melted Cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese. It’s topped off with a thin slice of gorgeous garden tomato, some coarse salt, cracked pepper and minced parsley. Absolute heaven!
my tuna melt open faced sandwich is piled onto a piece of toasted garlic bread and dripping with a blend of melted Cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese. It’s topped off with a thin slice of gorgeous garden tomato, some coarse salt, cracked pepper and minced parsley. Absolute heaven!

My tuna melt open faced sandwich is piled onto a piece of toasted garlic bread and dripping with a blend of melted Cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese.  It's topped off with a thin slice of gorgeous garden tomato, some coarse salt, cracked pepper and minced parsley.  Absolute heaven!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 4 slices Texas Toast
  • 4 Tablespoons garlic butter
  • 2 cups tuna salad
  • 1 1/3 cups grated cheese (I mix extra sharp Cheddar & Monterey Jack.)
  • 1 large tomato, sliced into 8 thin slices

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven, toaster oven or air fryer to 425°.
  • Butter both sides of each slice of bread with Garlic Herb Butter. Place the buttered bread on the rack in a broiler pan or on a rack in a baking sheet.
  • Toast the bread on one side, then flip the bread and toast it on the other side. Use the device that works best for you.
  • Remove toast from oven and add 1/2 cup tuna salad to each slice. Spread the tuna salad to the edges of your Tuna Melt Open Face Sandwiches.
  • Next pile 1/4 to 1/3 cup of grated cheese over the tuna on each tuna melt.
  • Place the tuna melt open face sandwiches back in the oven, toaster oven or air fryer. Continue cooking at 425° until the cheese is melted and drippy.
  • Remove the tuna sandwiches from the oven and place a thin slice of tomato on top of the melting cheese.
  • Garnish with minced parsley, coarse or flaked salt and fresh ground black pepper.

Notes

My favorite TUNA SALAD RECIPE

  • 3 cans tuna, drained
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup celery, minced
  • 2/3 cup sweet gherkins, minced with 1 Tablespoon juice from jar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup red onion, minced

Mix everything together in a bowl.  Makes about 2 1/2 cups of tuna salad.

My favorite GARLIC HERB BUTTER RECIPE

Mix everything together and store in a covered container in the fridge.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Sandwich, Lunch, Main Dish
  • Method: baked or air fryed
  • Cuisine: American