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No-Bread Tuna Melt

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No-Bread Tuna Melt Recipe

Safe Canned Tuna

I’ve recently discovered Safe Catch Tuna. It’s pricier than the store-brand junk, but ohmygosh it tastes so much better and is so much safer to eat. I always liked tuna salad because it had loads of mayo and salt in it, but would never in a million years eat it straight out of the can. Safe Catch is surprisingly delicious, and not dry feeling (you know what I’m talking about).

Also, they test each and every fish to be sure there aren’t dangerous levels of mercury in the fish they use in their product, so it’s safe for kiddos and moms-to-be, so pretty much anyone and everyone can enjoy these Mini Tuna Melts.

Healthy Tuna Melt

Tuna melts used to be my favorite way to eat tuna. Warm, toasty bread or a tuna melt panini with melty cheese and creamy tuna salad. What’s not to love? Since bread is off the table these days, I found an alternative to my old favorite. And the kids love them, whether they eat the cooked melts or just eat the prepared tuna by the spoonful out of the bowl. It really is good either way.

Breadless Tuna Melt {primal; grain-free} by

No-Bread Tuna Melt

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These Mini Tuna Melts are the perfect replacement for tuna melt sandwiches. All the same great taste and creamy texture, but without the bread and bulk.


  • 3 cans Tuna, drained
  • 1 cup Paleo Lime Mayo
  • 15 Baby Dill Pickles
  • 4 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese, plus more for topping, optional
  • 1/2 bunch Scallions, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ground Black Pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, add all ingredients and mix until well combined. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if necessary. If the mixture seems to dry and does not hold together, add a little more mayo until you get a consistency that holds it's shape without crumbling apart.
  3. Using a large cookie scoop (about 1/4 cup), scoop the tuna mixture into a 12-cup muffin pan. If desired, add a little more cheese to the tops.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until the edges are crispy and golden brown and the cheese on top is bubbly.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool slightly in the pan. Use a spoon to gently scoop the mini melts out. Serve warm.
  6. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. Reheat in the microwave for about 45 seconds or in the toaster oven at 350°F for about 3-5 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1 tuna melt
Amount Per Serving Calories 259Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 4gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 25mgSodium 1038mgCarbohydrates 1.5gSugar 1gProtein 15g

Nutrition is calculated by a third party and may not be 100% accurate

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Saturday 19th of January 2019

Do you chop the baby dill pickles?

Ellie Z

Monday 2nd of October 2017

What size can of tuna?


Tuesday 26th of February 2019

I have 3 brands in my house, crown prince, thrive market and wild planet. All are 5 oz cans...

Kendra Benson

Monday 2nd of October 2017

I've only ever seen one size can of tuna, it's 7 oz.

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