No more boring tuna in the lunchbox! Try this easy recipe for Parmesan Tuna Sandwiches for a new, zesty flavor combo.
Another great one pot recipe to try is this One Pot Tuna with Noodles Recipe!
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Feeding the kids in the summer is a little easier than packing all those lunchboxes. This summer, I’ve put a different child in charge of choosing and preparing lunch each weekday.
My son (10 years old) likes to make these Parmesan Tuna Sandwiches because the prep is easy (just a can opener), and they’re a zesty take on an old standby. What a great way to liven up the lunch sandwich rut!
If you don’t have fresh basil (I love that summer garden!), just used the dried spice.
How many sandwiches does this Parmesan Tuna recipe make?
This recipe makes 4 regular sandwiches or 2 giant ones (the way my son and husband like to eat it).
What bread is best for Parmesan Tuna Sandwiches?
I had mine on boring whole wheat bread, but this tuna recipe would also be great in a pita bread or on top of a green salad. My kids and husband used Kaiser rolls.
Another way that my kids like to eat tuna salad is with crackers. They pack both in their lunchboxes and scoop up the tuna with crackers instead of using bread.
- 2 cans tuna in water, drained and chunked
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 6 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
- 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil (or 2 tsp dried)
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- salt and pepper
- Bread/rolls of choice
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 745mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 23g