Tuna Melt

25 Minutes

4 Servings


This is the ultimate tuna melt sandwich recipe! This sandwich will literally just melt in your mouth, it is that good. First off, this tuna salad mixture is AMAZING and full of SO much flavor when all layered and melted together because of the tuna mixture. To make this tuna mixture, start by draining the tuna and add together mayonnaise a few vegetables, Dijon mustard and parsley. It is simple to make and mixes together quickly and easily. Then, layer with cheese and tomato and melt it all together. Again, it is that simple! I have two ways I love to make it even: broiled or on a skillet! Try both and find out which way is best to cook your tuna melt sandwich too.

Tuna Melt is the ultimate sandwich with a flavorful tuna fish mixture, slices of cheddar cheese, freshly sliced tomatoes all melted together in a skillet on a thick, crispy golden bread. This sandwich will literally melt in your mouth!

Tuna melt sandwich comes together quickly and easily. Plus there will be left overs for sure! Simply make the tuna fish mixture and keep it in an airtight container stored in the refrigerator. When it is time to make a tuna melt sandwich it is all prepared and ready to make since it is already stored in the refrigerator making it easier and quicker to layer and then melt the sandwich. It is one of my favorite sandwiches and the bonus is my kids love it too! The golden crust on the outside is so appealing, then the soft tuna mixture with a minimal crunchy texture from the onions and tomatoes. This combination is out of this world good!


  1. Set oven control to broil.

  2. In medium bowl, mix tuna, mayonnaise, celery, onion, parsley, vinegar, salt and pepper.

  3. Place bread slices on baking sheet. Broil with top about 4 to 6 inches from heat 1 minute or until lightly toasted.

  4. Turn bread over on baking sheet. Spread untoasted side of each slice of bread with about 1/3 cup of the tuna salad, 1 slice of the cheese, 2 slices tomato and 1 of the remaining slice cheese. Return sandwiches to oven; broil 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

How to make

Expert Tips:
This tuna melt is the best! When I saw the double layer of cheese, I just had to give it a try. This is unique. The layer of cheese melted over the top engulfs the tuna salad and keeps it in place. What a great dish to serve while watching a football game. You and your guests will love it. I doubled this recipe and substituted white bread. It made a total of eight sandwiches.


  • 2 cans (5 oz each) solid white tuna in water, drained

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion 

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 4 slices rye bread

  • 8 slices Swiss cheese

  • 8 slices tomato

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