Tuna melts are one of my favorite comfort foods. When I started a paleo diet this summer, I came up with some grain-free alternatives to my favorite foods. Following a paleo or gluten-free diet does not have to mean giving up the foods that you love to eat. This tuna-melt-in-a-bowl recipe proves just that.
All of the traditional tuna melt components are there – tuna, cheese, mayo, and capers (my fave!) – minus the bread.
This recipe is perfect for snackers or grazers. If you’re an appetizer-for-dinner type of person like I am, you’ll love this recipe. Serve with a variety of dippers – crackers, veggies, bread and butter pickles – and you have a meal.
As a side note, you can use this tuna mixture to make traditional tuna melts on bread. I think you’ll love the addition of the capers to the mix. They add an unexpected zing of flavor.
If you’re a tuna lover, check out these tuna corn cakes.
Tuna Melts In a Bowl
Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 18 min
- 2 5-ounce cans of tuna packed in water
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons capers
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Cucumber slices
- Red pepper slices
- Sugar snap peas
- Bread and butter pickles
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Mix tuna, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, capers, onion, sugar, salt, and pepper.
- Divide tuna mixture and place into 2 medium oven-safe ramekins or 1 larger oven-save bowl.
- Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Serve hot with your choice of dippers.