My Tuna Melt is an amplified version of the classic tuna sandwich! With crunchy bread, melty cheese and the most delicious tuna mixture, this sandwich trumps all! The ideal dish when you’re looking for quick and easy comfort.
This is the ultimate sandwich for tuna lovers! With just the right amount of crunch, spices and melty cheese, this tuna melt could convert someone who despises them. This melt amplifies the traditional tuna sandwich with a combination of flavors that just work.
If you’ve never had a tuna melt before, you have been missing out! It’s the perfect lunch, snack, or even dinner when you’re looking for something comforting, quick and tasty! Made with a handful of kitchen staple ingredients, this melty sandwich couldn’t be any easier to make!
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- Tuna – Canned, drained.
- Green Onion – Finely chopped.
- Celery – Finely chopped.
- Tarragon – Fresh tarragon (or parsley) chopped.
- Mayonnaise – You can use your favourite or make your own using my homemade mayo recipe!
- Mustard – I used dijon mustard, you can use your preference.
- Lemon Juice – I prefer freshly squeezed, but use what you have!
- Salt & Pepper – To taste.
- Butter – Softened.
- Bread – Sliced bread, any type will do!
- Cheese – I used cheddar cheese, but again – use your preference!
How to make a tuna melt
- Preheat Oven – Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Mix Ingredients – Mix the tuna, green onion, celery, tarragon, mayonnaise, dijon, lemon juice, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.
- Prep the Melt – Butter one side of 8 slices of bread. Place 4 of the slices, butter side down, onto a baking sheet. Divide the tuna mixture and spread over the slices of bread. Top with a slice of cheddar cheese, and then on of the remaining slices of bread, with the butter facing up.
- Make the Melt – Bake for 5-8 minutes, or until the cheese is melty and the bread is toasty.
How to serve
Tuna melts are one of my all time favourite lunches. The choice is up to you whether or not to serve it open faced or as more of typical “sandwich”. Serve with a side salad or just on its own and enjoy!
What can I add to my tuna melt?
If you want to add some oomph to your melt, try adding some avocado or chopped pickles to the tuna mixture or slice up a tomato and layer it under the cheese! To spice up your tuna melt, try adding your favourite hot sauce or some red pepper flakes into the mix.
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- 6 ounce tuna (2 cans) drained
- 1/4 cup green onion finely chopped
- 1 stalk celery finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon or parsley, chopped
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper or to taste
- 2 tablespoon butter softened
- 8 slices bread any type
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Mix the tuna, green onion, celery, tarragon, mayonnaise, dijon, lemon juice, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.
- Butter one side of 8 slices of bread. Place 4 of the slices, butter side down, onto a baking sheet. Divide the tuna mixture and spread over the slices of bread. Top with a slice of cheddar cheese, and then on of the remaining slices of bread, with the butter facing up.
- Bake for 5-8 minutes, or until the cheese is melty and the bread is toasty.