This recipe for Tuna Melts is tasty, comforting and requires only 15 minutes to make. It is perfect for lunchtime and evenings when you don’t feel like spending much time in the kitchen.
Warm, toasted bread topped with crunchy tuna salad and crowned with fresh tomato and gooey, melted cheese. Tuna melts are usually served as open-faced sandwiches and pair perfectly with a hot bowl of soup for a satisfying lunch or dinner.
I like to make tuna melts when I am either:
- Pressed for time and don’t have more than a few minutes to make a meal, or
- So tired/hungry that I have no desire to cook and just want something to eat right NOW!
Important: Make sure that you toast the bread slices before spreading them with the tuna salad. It’s an extra step, but it is important because it prevents the bread from becoming soggy.
What to Serve with Tuna Melts
Soups and salads go SO well with these hot toasty sandwiches. Here are a few recipes that I recommend:
If you make this Tuna Melts recipe, let me know! Rate it and leave a comment below, because I love hearing from you! 🙂
- 2 (6-ounce) cans tuna, drained
- 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 6 slices bread
- 2 medium tomatoes, diced
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- Preheat the broiler.
- In a mixing bowl, combine tuna, celery, red onion, parsley, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Place bread slices on a baking sheet and place under broiler for 1 – 2 minutes or until toasted. Turn bread over and toast the other side. Remove from oven.
- Top each piece of bread evenly with the tuna mixture. Top with tomato and sprinkle with cheese.
- Place in oven and broil for about 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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