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Mini Tuna Melts

Tuna does not photograph very well.

I’ve been taking pictures of food and blogging about it for 10 years now, and I’ve found a few things I like to steer clear of because of how ugly it turns out in pictures.

Meatloaf is a big one. I’ve got so many delicious meatloaf recipes I want to share with people, but it looks BAD in pictures. A big loaf of brown meat will always look like, well, you know.

Tuna is also on that list. Canned tuna, specifically. Tuna salads and tuna sandwiches don’t look appetizing in pictures at all. I made a tuna pasta salad a while back that looked good only because it was diluted with macaroni and vibrant produce.

This mini tuna melt recipe was difficult to photograph, too. It doesn’t look horrible, but it doesn’t look mouthwatering either. And that’s too bad…because it really is a mouthwatering recipe.

These mini tuna melts are great for school lunches or as an after-school snack. I found myself heating up a few in the air fryer when I got home from work a few days last week. It’s a delicious little mouthful of crescent rolls, cheese and tuna.

Keep the tuna salad simple for this recipe. I just used mayonnaise and a few seasonings. If you start adding more ingredients, it will be harder to roll up. Relish or mustard might also make it too liquidy and it could start oozing out of the sides of the crescent roll dough.

Keep it simple and this recipe will be good to you. It’s a delightful little bite and worth trying out.


Mini Tuna Melts

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A simple snack to make with only a few ingredients.


  • 1 (8 oz) tube of crescent roll dough
  • 4 slices of American cheese
  • 1 (6 oz) can tuna, drained
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. dried dill weed
  • Directions

    1. In a small bowl, stir together the tuna, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, dill & paprika. Set aside.
    2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Unroll crescent rolls and place the triangles on prepared baking sheet.
    3. Fold each slice of cheese in half diagonally and split into two triangles. Place triangles onto each unrolled crescent roll.
    4. Spoon about a tablespoon or two of the tuna mixture on top of the cheese. Roll crescent roll up tightly.
    5. Bake crescent rolls for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Let cool slightly and serve.

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