Many people enjoy finding new ways to make lunch, or any meal, more exciting and delicious.

Here's a recipe that's sure to awaken your taste buds and satisfy a comfort-food craving:

Making a tuna melt, in my opinion, is one of the easiest ways to satisfy a comfort-food craving. It's all that gooey, cheesy goodness not-so-neatly packed into a hand-held sandwich. It's like seafood's answer to the meatball sub. And if you are suddenly craving one or the other now that I've mentioned it, I can at least provide you with a no-fail, delicious recipe for the tuna melt. This one is open-faced, so you can even use a fork if you're feeling particularly neat today...

Open-Faced Tuna Melt


Can of tuna
Dill pickle, diced
Red onion, diced
Salt and pepper, to taste
Hot sauce, to taste
Sourdough wheat bread
Garlic salt, dash
American cheese slices
Provolone cheese slices
Parmesan cheese, shredded


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with non-stick foil.

Drain tuna. In a bowl, combine tuna, mayo,(enough to coat the tuna mixture), pickle, onion and seasonings to taste.

Butter one side of the bread and sprinkle with garlic salt. Place bread, buttered side down, on cookie sheet. Top bread with American cheese followed by a generous portion of the tuna mixture, coating the surface of the bread and cheese. Top tuna mixture with Parmesan and Provolone cheese and bake until the bread is toasted and the tuna and cheese are warm and bubbly. Enjoy!

Do YOU have a yummy sandwich recipe that's worth sharing? Comment below!

Rachel Specht contributed to this post