Keto tuna cheese melt

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!

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!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Oopsie bread
  • 3 3 eggeggs
  • 4½ oz. 125 g cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch salt
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp (5 g) ground psyllium husk powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp (2.5 g) baking powder
Tuna salad
  • ¾ cup 175 ml mayonnaise or sour cream
  • 4 4 celery stalk, mincedcelery stalks, minced
  • 2 oz. 50 g dill pickle, choppeddill pickles, chopped
  • 8 oz. 225 g tuna in water drained
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 1 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Topping
  • 10 oz. 275 g (600 ml) shredded cheese
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp cayenne pepper or paprika powder
For serving
  • 5 oz. 150 g (650 ml) leafy greens
  • olive oil

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

Oopsie bread

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C). Line a half-sheet pan, 13x18" (33x46 cm) with parchment paper.
  2. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites, placing each into two separate, large bowls.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mix – try to keep the air in the egg whites.
  6. For each serving, place 2 equal mounds of batter on the parchment-lined baking tray. Spread the batter with a spatula to form ½ " (1 cm) thick, circles.
  7. Bake on the middle rack for about 25 minutes, until golden. Set aside, and let the bread cool on the tray.

Tuna cheese melts

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mix together the tuna salad ingredients.
  3. Take the baking tray with the cooled Oopsie bread, and spread the tuna salad on top of each slice.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve the tuna melt with the leafy greens, drizzled with olive oil.

Tips

The tuna melts can be refrigerated and later reheated, or enjoy as a chilled leftover - delicious!

Break from tradition and swap salmon or chicken, for the tuna!

 

 

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62 comments

  1. weidner.mariat
    This looks amazing and I can't wait to try it. One little tip on whipping egg whites into peaks: it's best to start with room temp eggs. A touch of cream of tartar is also good to help those peaks along and get a little potassium kick to boot!
  2. Ronnie
    What other alternatives are there to oppose bread? Is there a bread you can make in advance and use as needed?
  3. Ronnie
    Sorry oopsie bread. Embarrassing spell-checker!
    Reply: #54
  4. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Sorry oopsie bread. Embarrassing spell-checker!

    Here are our top keto bread recipes.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/recipes/bread

  5. Cree mh
    Amazing recipe. The bread was great, super easy. The melt itself was the best I’ve ever had!
  6. Collett
    If I make some then do can put freezer? Thank
    Reply: #57
  7. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    If I make some then do can put freezer? Thank

    You can freeze the oopsie bread, but I would not freeze the tuna.

  8. susanmhuggins
    Really tasty. I prefer them cold in a lunch box as I think the bread has a better texture.
  9. Melanie
    I replaced the psyllium husk with coconut flour. I wasnt a fan. It was very light and fluffy, but not right. I wonder if I did it again with the psyllium husk what the difference would be. Also gave me a guts ache with is strange because I like all those ingredients? Could the coconut flour be the ingredient that's upsetting my tummy?
    Reply: #60
  10. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I replaced the psyllium husk with coconut flour. I wasnt a fan. It was very light and fluffy, but not right. I wonder if I did it again with the psyllium husk what the difference would be. Also gave me a guts ache with is strange because I like all those ingredients? Could the coconut flour be the ingredient that's upsetting my tummy?

    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

  11. Laura
    I always have cloud/oopsie bread on hand. I make a batch and freeze them. So this was super easy to pull out a couple of sliced of those, make the tuna salad (didn't have some of the ingredients so just used what I had) and pop them in the toaster oven. The bread actually toasted and was crispy near the edges! The whole thing was delicious and very filling. This is a keeper for a quick lunch or easy supper!
  12. Michelle
    Either there's a step not showing up in my browser, or I'm doing something wrong for the Oopsie Bread. Added 1 egg to a pyrex bowl, small pinch of salt, and set the hand mixer on it, 15 minutes later it's still a foam at the bottom of the bowl. If someone could please let me know if I'm missing a step I would appreciate it, thank you.
    Replies: #63, #64
  13. Michelle
    *egg white I meant oops
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Either there's a step not showing up in my browser, or I'm doing something wrong for the Oopsie Bread. Added 1 egg to a pyrex bowl, small pinch of salt, and set the hand mixer on it, 15 minutes later it's still a foam at the bottom of the bowl. If someone could please let me know if I'm missing a step I would appreciate it, thank you.

    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.

    Reply: #65
  15. Michelle
    Yeah I suspected that might be the case, I made a second batch and it was great. Made extra Oopsie bread and had that warmed up for breakfast, was yum :) Going to get some cream of tartar as well, thanks Kristin :)
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