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Tuna Melt – Weight Watchers Freestyle

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Not gonna lie, I could eat this every day for lunch!

I figured this Weight Watchers Tuna Melt would be good, but I was surprised at how good it was!

So good that I’ve had it two days in a row. I have to be careful because when I find something that I love I tend to eat it a bunch of days in a row. Then I’ll sometimes get tired of it.

I’m not going to let that happen with this gem. As difficult as it may be I’m going to wait until the weekend to have another one.

Overall a typical tuna melt isn’t that bad for you. It’s the butter, cheese and “regular” bread that will get you into trouble.

I used Sara Lee whole wheat honey bread because it is only 1 point per slice. I used Sargento Ultra Thin mild cheddar cheese because it is low in points. Instead of using regular butter I used I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray. It was zero points for the spray!

I wasn’t sure how well the spray butter would work, but it was perfect. As you can tell by the picture the bread got nice and toasted.

Weight Watchers Tuna Melt

Speaking of the picture, I had a little bit of help with this one. You would never know but it was actually a dark and rainy day when I took the picture.

My almost 16 year old daughter is taking a photography class in school. She told me she would help me learn how to use my fancy camera.

That was a win win for me because I get to learn new things and we got to hang out together. It’s not always easy to find things to do with teenagers!

Yesterday was our first “class” so now I’ll have to come up with more recipes so she can teach me more.

Click here to view your WW Personal Points and track it on your app.

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers! 

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Tuna Melt – Weight Watchers Freestyle
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Yield: 2 Servings (6 points per sandwich for blue, green and purple)

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Keyword: freestyle, weight watchers, ww
Servings: 2 Tuna Melts
  • 1 5 oz. can of tuna in water
  • 1 rib of celery, chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices Sara Lee 45 calorie wheat with honey bread
  • I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray
  • 2 slices Sargento ultra thin mild cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat a frying pan over low/medium heat.

  2. Drain the can of tuna fish and add it to a small bowl.

  3. Add the mayonnaise, celery, onion, salt and pepper and stir together.

  4. Spray one side of each slice of bread 4 times with the butter spray.

  5. Add half of the tuna mixture to one slice of bread (on the not buttered side), add one slice of cheese and put one slice of bread on top.

  6. Add the sandwich to the heated pan. Cook until golden brown on each side, making sure the cheese melts.

  7. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Recipe Rating

Open Faced Tuna Melt

Sunday 30th of January 2022

[…] If you’re looking for a regular tuna melt recipe you can click here. […]

Bryan Chappell

Saturday 29th of January 2022

Use natures own whole wheat bread it’s a legitimate 1 point per slce


Wednesday 4th of August 2021

I don’t have the ultra thin slices as well I have Kraft slices how much will that be and I’m using Dave’s killer bread 70 cal thin slices is this ok.


Thursday 5th of August 2021

You would have to check the points for the cheese and bread to adjust the points if necessary.

WW (Weight Watchers) Weekly Meal Plan #117

Sunday 20th of June 2021

[…] Tuna Melt – 6 points for blue, green and purple […]


Sunday 3rd of January 2021

Just going to say these are brilliant! I will be checking out more recipes from you. And thank you for breaking down all the info. My youngest grandson loves to cook so i will be handing these recipes for him to make for me. For Christmas, at 14, he was asking for cooking equipment, bless him.


Sunday 3rd of January 2021

That's great! Sounds like you have a personal chef. :)

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