Kid-Friendly, Lunch

Open-Faced Tuna Melt

  • Prep 15 mins
  • Total 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 20

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  • 2 slices sourdough bread (or desired sandwich bread)
  • 1 can (5 ounces) tuna in water
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon dry tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt, as desired
  • Ground black pepper, as desired
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided


  • Step 1

    Flip unit up to the vertical position and toast both slices of bread on SHADE 4. When cooking is done, remove toast and set aside.

  • Step 2

    Drain water from tuna can, then transfer tuna to a medium bowl. Add all remaining ingredients, except the cheese, and mix until well combined.

  • Step 3

    Divide the tuna mixture between the two slices of toasted bread and use the back of a fork to spread it into an even layer. Top each piece with 1/4 cup of cheese.

  • Step 4

    Place the sandwiches on the bake tray.

  • Step 5

    Flip unit down to the horizontal position and push the lever back to lock position. “LOC” will appear on the display if the toast lever is not pushed back in the lock position.

  • Step 6

    Select BAKE. Use the TEMP/TIME and -/+ buttons to set the temperature to 350°F and the time to 7 minutes.

  • Step 7

    Insert bake tray in unit. Press START/STOP. Cooking will begin when tray is correctly inserted.

  • Step 8

    To check on the progress of your food, sneak a peek by pulling the bake tray out to pause cooking. Cooking will automatically resume when tray is reinserted.

  • Step 9

    When cooking is complete, select BROIL, set the temperature to 400°F and the time to 5 minutes.

  • Step 10

    When cooking is complete, remove tray from unit and serve immediately.