I worked at a sandwich shop for 7 years when I was much younger. One of my favorite sandwiches was the Tuna Melt. We didn’t stir any of the usual suspects into our tuna. So each person could have exactly what she wanted. You can tailor your sandwiches to your guests, too.
These sandwiches are big. I usually cut them in half. These are part of a fast, easy summer dinner.
Time: Prep: 10 minutes Cooking: 10 minutes
Hardware: A cutting board and knife, measuring spoons and cups, a bowl, a large skillet, tongs, rubber spatula, foil, a sheet pan
- 6 pieces of bacon (optional)
- ¾ cup albacore white tuna (1- 6.4-ounce pouch)
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- 6-1 ounces slices Swiss cheese
- ½ cup each chopped pickles, onions, and tomatoes
- Salt & Pepper
- 3 hoagie rolls
- Pre-heat the oven to 350˚ and cover the sheet pan in foil. Set aside.
- Cook the bacon until it is crispy. Cut each bacon piece in half. Set aside.
- Mix the mayonnaise and tuna with salt and pepper to taste.
- Cut the rolls length-wise, but make sure to not cut all the way through. Fill each roll with ⅓ of the tuna mixture. Top with the ½ the pickles, onions and tomatoes. Then top each sandwich with 2 slices of cheese and 4 bacon halves. Place the sandwiches on the foil covered pan and bake for 5-8 minutes or until the cheese melts. Top with the other half of the veggies. Salt & pepper. Serve hot.