Bacon Tuna Melts

2 Melts254 cals

The combination of bacon, cheddar, and garlic will bring you to tuna melt heaven! This bacon tuna melts recipe is quick, high in protein, low in carbs, and absolutely delicious!

Tip:

  • Use white cheddar rice cakes instead of bread!
Bacon Tuna Melts Recipe

Bacon Tuna Melts

This bacon tuna melts recipe is quick, high in protein, low in carbs, and absolutely delicious! Recipe, video, and calorie information included.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, healthy, low carb, tuna melts
Servings: 2 Melts
Calories: 254kcal
Cost: $4.40
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, healthy, low carb, tuna melts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 Melts
Calories: 254kcal
Cost: $4.40

Ingredients

  • 2 Cans Tuna
  • ¼ Teaspoon Lemon Pepper
  • Teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Minced Garlic1 Clove
  • 5 Tablespoons Mayonnaise75g Fat Free
  • 4 Tablespoons Bacon Bits28g
  • 1 Cup Celery
  • Cup Cheddar Cheese56g Reduced Fat

Instructions

  • Drain your Tuna
  • Chop up your Celery
  • Combine all of your ingredients together into a bowl
  • Mix them
  • Shape your 2 melts
  • Cut 2 squares of aluminum foil that are large enough to fold over each melt
  • Fold the aluminum foil over your melts (seal them)
  • Place your wrapped melts on a baking sheet
  • Bake on 350F/176C for 15 minutes

Video

Notes

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 508
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Sodium: 1652mg
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 68g
 
Calories per Melt (if you make 2):
  • Calories: 254
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Sodium: 826mg
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3.5g
  • Protein: 34g

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Sodium: 826mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3.5g

Ingredients

  • 2 Cans Tuna
  • ¼ Teaspoon Lemon Pepper
  • Teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Minced Garlic 1 Clove
  • 5 Tablespoons Mayonnaise 75g Fat Free
  • 4 Tablespoons Bacon Bits 28g
  • 1 Cup Celery
  • Cup Cheddar Cheese 56g Reduced Fat

Instructions

  • Drain your Tuna
  • Chop up your Celery
  • Combine all of your ingredients together into a bowl
  • Mix them
  • Shape your 2 melts
  • Cut 2 squares of aluminum foil that are large enough to fold over each melt
  • Fold the aluminum foil over your melts (seal them)
  • Place your wrapped melts on a baking sheet
  • Bake on 350F/176C for 15 minutes

Video

Notes

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 508
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Sodium: 1652mg
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 68g
 
Calories per Melt (if you make 2):
  • Calories: 254
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Sodium: 826mg
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3.5g
  • Protein: 34g

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Sodium: 826mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3.5g

16 Comments

  1. Erik on June 5, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Derek,

    Are you kidding me!? Just blew out a taste-bud noshing on one of these. For anyone just getting ready to make these: just follow the directions and properly prepare yourself for a little taste of what the angels eat. The proper rice cake selection can only add to this awesomeness (good thing for me the store is a few short blocks away).

    And Derek keep making more videos you’re making my life easy and fridge full.

    • Derek Howes on June 6, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Hahaha! I’m so glad someone tried it with the rice cake, my absolute favorite thing to do! Thanks for the comment Erik, always appreciate your feedback.

  2. Walt on June 17, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Derek,

    How do I get these to be more patty like? In my tuna, they just are sloppy and slide all around…. Admittly I did use the tuna in oil by accident and not water…

    • Derek Howes on June 18, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Hi Walt! I’d guess the oil was your problem with the texture. Could you not pick them up at all? With water you have the ability to fully drain them – oil is a bit harder to gauge.

  3. Walt on June 20, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Just ate them with a fork and ate the rice cake after. I am going to try the water ones next.

    • Derek Howes on June 21, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Awesome! Let me know how they turn out.

  4. Holly on December 30, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Loved it! It was very easy to follow your directions.

  5. Richard Aguilar on May 1, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Omg… so good. I made it for dinner and the wife loved it. Now I got to find something easy for breakfast.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Jackie on July 24, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Hey Derek , it was very good, but for some reason they came out like a blob of mush? Almost looked more like a tuna dip I don’t now why thar happened. Any clues?

  7. aaron on March 28, 2015 at 12:00 am

    AWESOME!! My wife made this for me today and it was amazing! The only thing we did differently was use onions instead of the celery. I’ll have to look are your other stuff I just discovered your recipes today.

  8. Brandon on February 15, 2016 at 12:00 am

    First off all of your stuff is amazing! Can you use canned chicken in this recipe instead of tuna? Thanks keep up the great work!

    • Derek Howes on February 19, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Thanks Brandon! Yes, absolutely man. Canned chicken works great with this one.

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