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For lunches and snacks, I’m always looking for the easiest ideas I can find that still taste great. When I commute to work, I prefer smaller lunches that travel well and are delicious after they are re-heated if necessary.
I don’t have the time, or patience really, to create fancy lunches in the morning before work, so I tend to eat a lot of pepperoni, string cheese, almonds, egg muffins, salads and leftovers at work. These mini tuna melts are another great option for the workplace or even to pack with a child’s lunch at school.
The melts will puff slightly as they bake but will settle as they cool. I recommend letting them cool at least 5 minutes before trying to remove them from the muffin cups.
The sour cream and mayo, as well as the cheese, keep these very moist while holding their shape throughout the baking process. The onions bring a bite to the melts and the tuna is just enough meat to make these a hearty, protein-packed lunch.
Mini Tuna Melts
These mini tuna melts take minimal effort to create and are easy to store in the fridge, plus they re-heat well for lunch or a mid-day snack.
- 4 oz tuna packed in oil, drained
- 1/4 cup yellow onion finely diced
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1.5 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/2 tsp parsley flakes
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
Pre-heat the oven to 350°F and generously spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray.
Finely dice the yellow onion.
Drain the cans of tuna until all excess liquid is removed; use a fork to break up the tuna into bite-sized pieces in a large mixing bowl.
To the tuna add the onion, sour cream, mayonnaise, eggs, cheddar cheese, parsley flakes, salt and pepper.
Stir until all ingredients are combined to form a tuna salad consistency.
Evenly distribute the tuna mixture into the muffin tin.
Bake 25 minutes until lightly golden brown on top and around the edges.
Mini Tuna Melts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.
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