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Now that it's starting to FINALLY get cooler here in Texas, I'm craving warm, filling comfort food for dinner. And, when I say “cooler here in Texas” I mean that the temps dipped below fifty for a few minutes earlier this week. I know I'm going to show myself as a wuss to a lot of you but that's downright chilly for us. Even though I'm craving those warm, filling comfort food dishes for dinner, the truth of it is, I don't have a lot of time. We're a busy family and our evenings are packed with activities…we're always getting ready to go somewhere or recovering from a trip and I don't have the time or energy to make dinner a huge production, most evenings. That's why I love this easy tuna melt using Bays English Muffins. It's the ultimate in comfort food.
Easy Tuna Melt with Bays English Muffins – the Ultimate in Comfort Food
You probably think of English Muffins as breakfast food…and you wouldn't be wrong. English Muffins are great toasted with some butter and a little jam or as part of a breakfast sandwich. But, Bays English Muffins can be used for so much more than just breakfast…and I'm not talking about English Muffin Pizzas, which are pretty awesome, too. You can do so many things with an English Muffin – they're sturdy and flavorful and the Bays chefs have created so many fun and easy (I'm a big fan of easy) recipes and I'm excited to share this delish and easy tuna melt with you.
A tuna melt is super comfort food for me. It's warm and crispy and tastes like my childhood on a chilly day.
2 cans (12 oz.) tuna, drained, flaked (make sure you use the water packed tuna!)
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/3 cup mayonnaise
6 BAYS English Muffins, any variety, split, toasted
3 ounces sliced Monterey Jack cheese (you'll need 12 slices)
Combine tuna, celery, onion, and mayonnaise. Spread tuna salad over muffin halves; top with cheese. Place on baking sheet; broil about 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Serve immediately. It just doesn't get easier than that.
Substitute: Prepare using Cheddar cheese OR use leftover shredded chicken or turkey instead of the tuna.
I'm in the “cheese is life” camp so most any kind of cheese is A-OK by me. We love the Monterey Jack cheese but our favorite is to sub some sharp cheddar and top with a slice of tomato. Serve with a fresh salad, fruit, or if you really want to turn up the “warm and hearty” a notch, a cup of soup. Dinner. Boom. Done.
Look for Bays English Muffins in the refrigerated dairy case near the eggs and milk…they get and stay refrigerated to maintain freshness. Make sure to check out Bays on Facebook for more recipe ideas and fun English Muffin ideas and visit Bays.com to see where Bays English Muffins are sold near you and even MORE recipe ideas.