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Pesto Tuna Melts

A tangy Italian twist on tuna salad, this cheesy open-faced sandwich from Nancy Monroe of Statesville, North Carolina is a fuss-free standout. Pair it with a cup of hot soup or chips for a tasty lunch.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 slices Italian bread (1 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 pouch (3 ounces) tuna
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 slices (1 ounce each) part-skim mozzarella cheese, halved


  • Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Turn and broil 2 minutes longer or until golden brown.
  • Combine pesto and mayonnaise; spread over toasted bread. Top with tomato, tuna, pepper and cheese. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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