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Tuna Melt Stuffed Tomatoes

Tuna melt stuffed tomatoes put all the flavors of the classic grilled sandwich into a juicy, sweet tomato. This combination forgoes the bread to cut some of the carbs making it a perfect lightened up lunch or dinner.

tuna melt tomatoes served on a white plate with salad greens on the side

Do you love a good tuna melt?

Then these stuffed tomatoes are for you.

While these are a favorite in summer when our garden burst with ripe, juicy tomatoes, they are delicious any time of year.

three tuna melt stuffed tomatoes on a small green plate

Hollowed out tomatoes are stuffed with hearty tuna salad before being topped with spiced Havarti cheese and then are roasted to perfection.

The flavor of the tomatoes bakes right into the tuna and the melted the cheese forms a golden brown crust on top. 

You’ll have no regrets about skipping the bread.

Ingredients

To make this you’ll need:

an overhead image showing the measured ingredients needed to make a batch of tuna melt stuffed tomatoes

  • Tomatoes– Medium sized, firm tomatoes.
  • Tuna salad– White or albacore flaked tuna, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, sliced green onion, celery salt, and salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Cheese– Thickly sliced Havarti cheese

How to Make

Tuna melt stuffed tomatoes are super easy to make!

Gently wash the tomatoes.

a small knife cutting the tops off ripe tomatoes

Cut the top off of each tomato and scoop out the core, making sure to not get too close to the edges, to create an edible bowl.

hollowed out tomatoes on a white cutting board

Set the tomatoes aside while you make the tuna salad.

To make the tuna salad, stir together the tuna, mayonnaise, mustard and seasonings in a mixing bowl.

homemade creamy tuna salad mixed together in a glass bowl with a silver fork on the side

Then scoop the tuna salad into the hollowed tomatoes.

tuna salad stuffed hollowed out tomatoes on a foil lined baking sheet

Transfer the stuffed tomatoes to an oven-safe dish.

Lightly drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil and top each tomato with a slice of the Havarti cheese.

tuna salad stuffed fresh tomatoes topped with a sliced of havarti cheese

Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes or until the cheese is brown.

baked tuna melt stuffed tomatoes on a foiled lined baking sheet

Let rest for 1-2 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

tuna melt tomatoes served on a white plate with salad greens on the side

Storing Leftovers

These are best enjoyed the day you make them, but you can make extra tuna salad and store that for later.

If you do this, keep the tuna salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

tuna melt tomatoes served on a white plate with salad greens on the side

Tips and Tricks

  • Choose a firm, rounded tomato like a beefsteak tomato over an oblong plum tomato.
  • You can use any cheese you’d like.
  • This recipe would work with any premade tuna salad or even chicken salad as well.

two cut halves of a tuna melt stuffed tomatoes served on a white plate with salad greens on the side

Other Tuna Salad Ideas

Tuna melt stuffed tomatoes are one of our favorite lunch ideas.

Make them and enjoy!

Looking for other ways to use tuna salad?

Try these ideas:

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tuna melt tomatoes served on a white plate with salad greens on the side

Tuna Melt Stuffed Tomatoes

Tuna melt stuffed tomatoes put all the flavors of the classic grilled sandwich into a juicy, sweet tomato. This combination forgoes the bread to cut some of the carbs making it a perfect lightened up lunch or dinner.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 620kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 medium full size tomatoes
  • 14 oz canned albacore tuna in water, drained
  • 4 semi-thick slices spiced Havarti cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • dash celery salt
  • olive oil

Instructions

  • Gently wash and core the tomatoes. Use a pairing knife to cut a circle around the top of the tomato, not too close to the edge though and then use a spoon to scoop out the middles-- creating an edible bowl.
    4 medium
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the tuna, mayonnaise, mustard and seasonings.
    14 oz canned albacore tuna, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1 green onion, salt & pepper, dash celery salt
  • Carefully scoop the tuna salad into the hollowed tomatoes. Transfer the stuffed tomatoes to an oven-safe dish.
  • Lightly drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil, and top each with a slice of the Havarti cheese.
    olive oil, 4 semi-thick slices spiced Havarti cheese
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Let rest for 1-2 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • Choose a firm, rounded tomato like a beefsteak tomato over an oblong plum tomato.
  • You can use any cheese you'd like.
  • This recipe would work with any premade tuna salad or even chicken salad as well.

Nutrition

Calories: 620kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 116g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 1610mg | Potassium: 1065mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 369IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 10mg
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recipe adapted from Tots Family

5 from 4 votes (2 ratings without comment)

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7 Comments

  1. Mine are in the oven right now. Thank you so much for the recipe. I’m trying to learn to cook for our new heart healthy lifestyle.

  2. 5 stars
    Hubble loved this recipe. With lots of home grown tomatoes to use this was a perfect lunch. We used havarti cheese with dill. Scrumptious!

  3. 5 stars
    These are delicious! I also added black beans and chia seeds to mine. Amazing! I definitely will make again. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‹