Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free bread.


"Too few people understand a really good sandwich."
-James Beard, Chef

The refrigerator light goes on...

When I was growing up this was a pretty common meal in the South. Of course, back then a Tuna Melt was made with white bread. Whole wheat bread really completes this recipe, bringing not just a healthier choice of bread but so much better flavor.

The choice of cheese is up to you. I've had Tuna Melt with Swiss, cheddar and mozzarella. Each is a little different, but they all taste great.


GERD Friendly Tuna Melt

Servings: 6 | Serving size: 1 open faced sandwich

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.

The tuna keeps well for about 48 hours in the fridge, but cooked sandwiches don't keep well.

1 6 1/2 ounce can light tuna in water (drained)
1 rib celery (small dice)
2 Tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
6 slices whole wheat or gluten-free bread
3 ounces reduced-fat cheese (Swiss, cheddar or mozzarella) (grated)

Preheat the oven to 400° F.

Mix together the tuna, celery, mayonnaise and pepper.

Divide the tuna evenly between the 6 slices of bread. Top with the cheese.
Place the open faced sandwiches in the oven and cook until the cheese is melted. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 open faced sandwich

Servings: 6

Amount Per Serving

Calories 129- Calories from Fat 18
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 3%
    Saturated Fat 1g 4%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 303mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    Sugars 2g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 17% Iron 6%
Vitamin K 13 mcg Potassium 167 mg
Magnesium 36 mg