Everything Tuna Melts - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Everything Tuna Melts

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Servings:5 Serving Size:2 bagel halves


  • 3 cans (5 ounces each) tuna in water, drained
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 5 whole-wheat mini bagels, cut in half
  • 1 large or 2 small apples, cored and sliced thinly
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons everything bagel seasoning


  1. Preheat the oven broiler on low.
  2. Wash hands with warm water and soap, scrubbing at least 20 seconds.
  3. Wash fresh produce under cool running water, using a vegetable brush to scrub veggies with a firm surface. Dry and cut to prepare for this recipe.
  4. In a bowl, combine the tuna, celery, onion, and mayonnaise; mix well.
  5. On a baking sheet, toast each side of the bagels under the broiler.
  6. Divide and spread the tuna mixture on each of 10 bagel halves. Top with apple slices and cheese. Sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning.
  7. Return the pan under the broiler for 3 to 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


This recipe is very adaptable. If you do not have whole-wheat bagels, you can substitute with English muffins, hamburger buns, or whole-wheat bread. Try everything flavored bagels and skip the seasoning. Substitute canned chicken for tuna. Use tomato slices or pineapple slices instead of apples to add variety. You can usually find affordable everything bagel seasoning at dollar stores. If you cannot find everything bagel seasoning, try your favorite salt-free herb blend instead.

Source: Brooke Jenkins, Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Nutrition facts per serving: 320 calories; 13 grams total fat; 4g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 50mg cholesterol; 700mg sodium; 27g total carbohydrate; 1g dietary fiber; 8g total sugars; 0g added sugars; 25g protein; 15% Daily Value of vitamin D; 25% Daily Value of calcium; 10% Daily Value of iron; 4% Daily Value of potassium