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5 from 2 votes

Tuna Melt Sandwich

This Tuna Melt Sandwich recipe is quick, easy and tasty. It features warm, toasted bread topped with crunchy tuna salad and crowned with fresh tomato and melted, gooey cheese.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Lunch, Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tuna Melt, Tuna Melt Sandwich
Servings: 6 sandwich halves
Calories: 357kcal
Author: Alia | Everyday Easy Eats


  • 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.


If you like heat, try adding a bit of hot sauce (like Tabasco) over the tomatoes before sprinkling them with cheese.


Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 423mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 845IU | Vitamin C: 10.8mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 2.3mg