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A delicious change of pace for a tuna sandwich is toasted with cheese melted in. This page contains tuna melt recipes.


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Preheat broiler.

Lightly toast the muffins on both sides.

Combine the first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl. Top the muffin halves equally with the tuna mixture and sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon Swiss cheese. Top each with a tomato slice, then sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese. Broil until cheese is melted, about 3 to 4 minutes.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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This is one of my favourite versions of a tuna melt because it has added veggies and Greek yogurt. Choose any type of cheese you like, I went with a slice of Muenster!


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 sandwich


  • 3 ounces canned tuna
  • 1 Tbsp onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp lettuce, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Tbsp parsley leaves, chopped
  • juice of 1/4 of a lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 2 slices bread
  • butter
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1/4 small tomato
  • 1 slice cheese


  1. In a bowl, mix together the tuna, onions, lettuce, and parsley. Squeeze lemon juice on top, sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper. Mix well.
  2. Add yogurt, mayonnaise, and mustard. Stir well.
  3. Allow mixture to sit for a few minutes for flavours to come out. Tip out any juices from the bowl.
  4. Butter the slices of bread on one side each.
  5. Place one slice, butter side down, on a lightly greased nonstick pan over medium heat.
  6. Spoon the tuna mixture onto the bread.
  7. Place avocado and tomato slices on top.
  8. Add the slice of cheese, then top with the other slice of bread, buttered side up.
  9. When the bottom slice is golden brown (a total of a couple minutes), flip over and cook until the other slice is browned.
  10. Serve with lettuce and/or pickles.
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In tough economic times like these, I always keep cans of tuna in my pantry. Rather than just making the regular boring tuna sandwich, tuna melts are still cheap and tasty.
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Very plain open faced healthy(er) Tuna Melts, no mayo or added ingredients. Just the good stuff!

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Preheat broiler. Blend first 3 ingredients in bowl. Add tuna, onion, cucumber and pickle; toss gently. Place English muffins on cookie sheet, overlapping sides slightly.


Place avocado slices and alfalfa sprouts over each pair, dividing evenly.

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March 30, 2006

Heat broiler. Mix tuna, dressing, onions, red pepper, and seasonings. For each sandwich, top English muffin half with lettuce, tomato and tuna mixture.

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September 23, 2007

As a teenager in high school, I learned to make tuna melt with biscuit dough. That's all I remember, help please. Thank you.

Carmen from Racine, Wisconsin


September 25, 20070 found this helpful
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1 can Pillsbury biscuits (Grands)
2 (6 1/2 oz.) cans tuna


White sauce mix (or from scratch)
1 can peas with onions

Place biscuits on baking pan. Cut biscuit across the top in a "x". Open biscuit up a little. Fill inside with tuna. Bake at 375 degrees until slightly brown. Make white sauce, add Velveeta to taste. Mix in peas or serve on the side. Pour sauce over tuna patty to serve.

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December 1, 2010

Mix together:

  • 1 can Tuna, Drained
  • 1/4 cup Mayo
  • Chopped Eggs, Or Celery If Desired
Layer on 1 slice bread. Add 1 slice cheese. Place under broiler until cheese is browned.

By Imaqt1962

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