Easy Tuna Melts

Tuna Melts
Tuna Melts Diana Rattray
Prep: 12 mins
Cook: 8 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 to 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
276 Calories
17g Fat
15g Carbs
15g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 276
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 444mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 15g
Calcium 240mg 18%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The tuna melts can be served as a snack, lunch, or family dinner with fries and pickles and extra sliced tomatoes or a tossed salad. And kids love them! Tuna salad is mounded on sliced English muffins and then they're topped with sliced tomatoes and cheese. The cheese is melted under the broiler.

For a quick and easy weeknight meal, try these tasty tuna melts. 


  • 4 English muffins (split and lightly toasted)
  • 1 can (6 to 7 ounces) white tuna in water (drained)
  • 1/4 cup celery (chopped)
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons green onion(thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Dash salt (or to taste)
  • Dash pepper (or to taste)
  • 8 thin slices tomato
  • 8 slices Cheddar cheese (or Monterey Jack, or American)
  • 2 tablespoons green onion (sliced)
  • Dash freshly ground pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350 F.

  2. Arrange the split muffins on a cookie sheet which has been lined with foil or a silicone baking mat.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine tuna with celery, 2 to 4 tablespoons green onion, and mayonnaise; blend all ingredients well. Stir in salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Spoon tuna mixture evenly over the muffins. Top each sandwich with a thin slice of tomato. Bake for 8 minutes; top with cheese slices then bake for about 2 minutes longer, or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle each sandwich with green onion and a freshly ground black or seasoned pepper.

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.

Serves 4 to 8, depending on appetite and whether they are served at lunch or dinner.

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