Keto tuna cheese melt
Cheesy, creamy, and silky, this open-faced tuna melt is elegant and satisfying. Serve with simple oopsie bread, and get ready to fall in love!
- 3 3 eggeggs
- 4½ oz. (9 tbsp) 130 g (130 ml) cream cheese, softened
- 1 pinch 1 pinch salt
- ½ tbsp ½ tbsp ground psyllium husk powder
- ½ tsp ½ tsp baking powder
- ¾ cup 180 ml mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise or sour cream
- 4 (52⁄3 oz.) 4 (160 g) celery stalk, mincedcelery stalks, minced
- 2 oz. 55 g dill pickle, choppeddill pickles, chopped
- 8 oz. 230 g tuna in water drained
- 1 tsp 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 1 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2½ cups (10 oz.) 600 ml (290 g) shredded cheddar cheese
- ¼ tsp ¼ tsp cayenne pepper or paprika powder
- 5 oz. (2½ cups) 140 g (600 ml) leafy greens
- olive oil
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Making low carb simple
- Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C). Line a half-sheet pan, 13 x 18" (33 x 46 cm) with parchment paper.
- Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites, placing each into two separate, large bowls.
- Add the salt to the egg whites and whip together with an electric mixer until it becomes very stiff. You should be able to turn the bowl over without the egg whites moving.
- Mix the egg yolks and cream cheese together with the electric mixer, and then stir in the psyllium husk and baking powder until well combined.
- Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mix – try to keep the air in the egg whites.
- Place two equal mounds of batter on the parchment-lined baking tray for each serving. Spread the batter with a spatula to form ½ " (1 cm) thick circles.
- Bake on the middle rack for about 25 minutes until golden. Set aside, and let the bread cool on the tray.
Tuna cheese melts
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Mix together the tuna salad ingredients.
- Take the baking tray with the cooled Oopsie bread and spread the tuna salad on top of each slice.
- Sprinkle the cheese and cayenne or paprika on top. Bake on the middle rack for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and golden.
- Serve the tuna melt with the leafy greens drizzled with olive oil.
The tuna melts can be refrigerated and later reheated or enjoyed as a chilled leftover - delicious!
Swap canned salmon or chicken for the tuna if you want to mix it up.
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You can freeze the oopsie bread, but I would not freeze the tuna.
Hi, Melanie! Sorry to hear you had a stomach ache! When substituting for psyllium husk powder, it's best to use ground flax seeds, ground chia seeds, or xanthan gum. Here's more info regarding ratios. https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/guides/psyllium-husk
Are you having trouble getting the egg whites to whip up? Make sure there's NO egg yolk in the whites. Some people also add a pinch of cream of tartar to help stabilize the eggs as well.
Yes! Any of those would be good options.
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I am very new to Keto and just having a eating diet plan in place. My eating habits have been eat what ever I want, when I want and I’ve never counted a calorie, carb, fat, etc. in my life. This is a whole new world.
Hi Lee! Indeed, 1 serving is for 1 person. You can adjust the serving on top of the ingredients list. Hope this helps!
This recipe already has 70g fat. Tuna in oil or water is a personal preference. For a recipe like this, the extra oil may result in an unpleasantly greasy finished meal.
Ha! They are delicious! So glad you enjoyed them!