Tuna Melt Recipe

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Cooking up a tuna melt is easy and delicious! All you need is some tuna salad, cheese, and bread and tuna melt recipe. Grill on the stovetop until toasty and enjoy!

What is a tuna melt, if not a grilled cheese sandwich with tuna salad?

The Best Tuna for Tuna Melts

Solid tuna canned in extra virgin olive oil is the best tuna for sandwiches, melted or classic. The olive oil intensifies the tuna’s flavor. If you don’t like the taste of the oil the tuna is canned in, drain the oil and add your own extra olive oil. Likewise, if you can only find tuna canned in water, drain the liquid from the tuna and add a tablespoon or so of extra virgin olive oil. Chunk light tuna can make a mushy tuna salad, so look for solid tuna.

Hey everyone!The weather is getting colder and that means it’s time for comfort food! One of my all-time favorite comfort foods is a tuna melt. It’s basically a grilled cheese with tuna, and it’s so good.

The key to a great tuna melt is toasting the bread. You want to butter the bread and then toast it so it’s golden brown and crispy. The other secret is to use medium heat. If you use too much heat, you’ll end up burning the bread.

There are lots of ways you can change up a tuna melt. You can use different kinds of cheese, add some diced celery or water chestnuts for crunch, or use rye or whole wheat bread. You can also add a chopped hard boiled egg to the tuna salad.

Here are some of my favorite tuna melt recipes:

Tuna Macaroni Salad

Tuna Burgers with Dill Olive Mayo

Tuna and Tomato Pasta Casserole

Avocado Tuna Salad

Best Ever Tuna Salad

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How to make Tuna Melt

Here’s a recipe for a delicious tuna sandwich that’s perfect for a summer lunch. It features fresh herbs, lemon, and Dijon mustard for a bright, flavorful sandwich.

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Tuna Melt Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep Time: 1 Hour Cooking Time: 30 Minutes 30 Minutes

Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat

Rating: 4.5/5

( 2 voted )


1 thinly sliced green onion, including the green
3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon leaves, or 2 teaspoons dried tarragon, crumbled
Zest of one lemon
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 (6-ounce) cans solid white tuna, well drained and flaked
8 slices French or Italian loaf bread (or your favorite bread), sliced 1/2-inch thick
1 thinly sliced tomato (8 slices)
4 ounces grated sharp white cheddar cheese (about 1 cup)
2 tablespoons softened butter


1. In a medium bowl, combine the green onion, parsley, tarragon, lemon zest, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and black pepper.
2. Stir in the mayonnaise until well combined.
3. Gently fold in the tuna until coated with the mayonnaise mixture.
4. Spread the tuna mixture onto four of the bread slices.
5. Top with the cheese slices, tomato slices, and the remaining four bread slices.
6. Spread the tops of the sandwiches with the softened butter.
7. Grill the sandwiches on a preheated grill or griddle over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes per side, or until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted.
8. Serve immediately.


500 Calories
30g Fat
24g Carbs
30g Protein

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