Baked Tuna Melts

baked tuna melt
baked tuna melt


2 cans (5 ounces each) albacore tuna packed in water, drained well and flaked
1/4 cup finely diced celery
1/4 cup finely diced red pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
Juice from half a lemon
1/4 to 1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 loaf crusty French Bread, sliced in half
A few tomato slices
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or 4 to 6 slices cheddar or American cheese


Mix first seven ingredients together with 1/4 cup mayo. Add more mayo if mixture seems to dry. Pull a little of the inside of both pieces of bread out. Spoon the tuna mixture into one half of the bread. Top with cheese and sliced tomatoes. Place the other piece of bread on top. Wrap the whole thing in foil and bake on a cookie sheet in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes. Cut into pieces and serve.