Skinny, Mini Tuna Melts

It’s always nice to try something new with canned tuna. These little open-faced melts are really yummy. They make a terrific party food that both kids and adults will enjoy. Or, serve 3-4 per person for an easy lunch or dinner. Each mini tuna melt has 71 calories and 3 grams of fat.
Skinny, Mini Tuna Melts

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 8 mini melts. Each lunch or dinner size serving, 3-4 melts

Shopping Tips
I used Milton’s multi-grain bread. It’s my favorite. Most supermarket’s sell it along with Trader Joe’s and Costco. Or use your favorite multi-grain or whole wheat bread.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints 2-Green

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 mini tuna melt
71 cal, 3g fat, 0g sat fat, 1mg chol, 6g prot, 7g carb, 1g fiber, 153mg sod, 2g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
55 calories, 0g sat. fat, 2g protein, 2g sugar


Skinny, Mini Tuna Melts

Skinny, Mini Tuna Melts

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Bake Time: 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 71 kcal


  • 2 slices multi-grain or whole wheat bread, see shopping tip below
  • 2 teaspoon reduced-fat butter
  • 1 (5 oz) can chunk white tuna, packed in water and drained
  • 2 tablespoon light mayonnaise, I like Best Foods (Hellmann’s)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard or spicy brown mustard, not Dijon
  • 2 tablespoons celery, chopped fine
  • tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon scallions, chopped fine
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Toast the bread. Remove crust. Spread each slice with 1 teaspoon butter. Cut each slice into 4 pieces.
  • To a bowl, add the tuna, mayonnaise and mustard and mix well. Stir in the celery, cranberries and scallions.
  • Line a baking pan with foil and coat with a little cooking spray. Place the 8 pieces of buttered toast on the pan, buttered side up. Top each with 1 level tablespoon of tuna salad. Sprinkle the top of each with ½ tablespoon light cheddar cheese.
  • Bake in oven until cheese is melted and the melts are hot, about 8 minutes.


Serving: 1meltCalories: 71kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 6gFat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 153mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gBlue Smart Points: 2Green Smart Points: 2Plus Points: 2
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