Spicy Tuna Melts

24  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 15 min total
  • Makes 12 servings, 2 topped crackers each.

Spicy Tuna Melts Recipe


  • 2 fresh jalapeño peppers, divided
  • 24 PREMIUM Saltine Crackers
  • 1 can (5 oz.) white tuna in water, drained, flaked
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 grape tomatoes, each cut into 4 slices


  • Heat  oven to 350°F.
  • Chop  enough of the peppers to measure 2 tsp.; set aside. Cut remaining peppers into 24 slices.
  • Place  crackers in single layer on baking sheet. Combine tuna, mayonnaise and chopped peppers; spoon onto crackers. Top with cheese.
  • Bake  3 to 5 min. or until tuna mixture is heated through and cheese is melted. Top with tomatoes and sliced peppers. Serve warm.

Recipe Tips

VariationOmit cheese. Top crackers with tuna mixture, tomatoes and sliced peppers. Do not bake.

Special ExtraGarnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

SubstitutePrepare using shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend.


Nutrition Information

Makes 12 servings, 2 topped crackers each.
  • Well-being Choice

Carb Choices


Diet Exchange

1/2 Starch, 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Notes

These fun appetizers feature the classic sandwich down-sized into bite-size melts. And since they are made with better-for-you ingredients, you can feel good about including them in a healthful eating plan.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 70 
    • Total fat 3 g
    • Saturated fat 1 g
    • Cholesterol 10 mg
    • Sodium 160 mg
    • Carbohydrate 6 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 0 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 4 g
    • Vitamin A 2 %DV
    • Vitamin C 6 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 2 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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