These Amazing Tuna Melt baguettes will explode your tastebuds! Super simple to make and unbelievably delicious!
Tuna Melt Baguette
These cheesy tuna melt baguettes have been playing on my mind since visiting the Kynance Cove beach cafe and eating my way through a plateful there!
Way better than cheese on toast! This super tasty toasted baguette is stuffed with a mouthwatering combination of big meaty tuna flakes mixed with flavoursome basil pesto and then topped with handfuls of tangy mature cheddar cheese finished under the grill.
This chunky cheesy tuna melt baguette is a satisfying lunchtime treat.
Sure you could add some greens – maybe a little dressed rocket salad or perhaps a handful of cherry tomatoes and maybe serve with a fresh juice if you wanted to squeeze in some fruit & veggie portions.
Cheesy tuna melts are so simple to make – just mix together a large tin of tuna with a couple of tablespoons of pesto. Split a large sandwich baguette down the centre and pull it apart slightly, stuff the baguette with the pesto tuna mixture and top with a couple of handfuls of grated cheese. I like a nice tangy strong tasting cheddar. Then pop the sandwich under a medium hot grill until all the cheese is melted, bubbling hot and starting to brown and the tuna pesto warmed through.
How to make tuna melt baguette
Super tasty cheesy tuna melt baguette - great quick and easy meal idea.
- Sandwich baguette
- 160g can of tuna
- 2-3 tbs basil pesto (jar or fresh)
- 4 large handfuls of grated strong cheddar cheese
- Preheat the grill to medium/high.
- Mix together the tuna and pesto.
- Split the sandwich baguette down the centre and pull apart slightly (don't cut right through).
- Fill the baguette with the tuna pesto mixture.
- Top the baguette with the grated cheddar cheese.
- Put the baguette under the grill and cook until the cheese melts and starts to brown and the tuna pesto warms through.
- Cut the baguette into two and serve.
This is nice served with a green salad and glass of icy cold fresh fruit juice.
Great for lunch or as a quick meal idea for a busy weeknight – just add a salad or scoop of coleslaw.
Cheesy tuna melts are really popular with the kids as an after school snack too, such an easy family recipe.
Make tuna and cheese melt baguette your way
Use this recipe as a basic idea and take it in a different direction, it’s your sandwich – eat it your way.
- choose a different pesto – perhaps rocket, sun-dried tomato or coriander and lemon.
- try a granary bread or sesame baguette.
- go with different cheese, maybe blue cheese or a nice sweet nutty jarlsberg.
- spice things up with a splash of tabasco sauce or pinch of chilli flakes.