Ultimate Tuna Melt

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 8 People
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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!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Tuna Melt, Tuna Melt Recipe


  • 4 cans 4 ounce tuna fish, drained
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup celery finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 slices bread I used French bread
  • 16 slices cheddar cheese more if you want a layer on the bottom
  • tomato sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter softened


  1. In a medium sized bowl combine the tuna, mayonnaise, celery, red onion, dijon mustard, parsley, salt and pepper.
  2. Butter each slice of bread. Putting the butter side down add the cheese on the unbuttered side. Add the tuna mixture on top. Top with tomato and additional cheese.

Skillet Method

  1. Preheat a skillet to medium heat. Add the sandwich on the skillet and heat for about 2-3 minutes until cheese starts to melt and it is golden brown. Flip to the other side and cook until the cheese is fully melted and sandwich is golden brown.

Broiler Method

  1. Preheat a broiler. Spread the bread butter side up and toast for a couple of minutes. Top with cheese, tuna mixture and Broil for 2-3 miutes until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts
Ultimate Tuna Melt
Amount Per Serving
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 613mg26%
Potassium 127mg4%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 837IU17%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 447mg45%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.