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An open Tuna melt sandwich on a baking sheet

Classic Tuna Melt

Author: Maddy & JD - Them Bites
This open-faced tuna melt is our crunchy, cheesy, and comforting take on the classic American diner food.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 385 kcal


  • 1 baking sheet


  • 2 (7oz) cans of albacore tuna in olive oil, drained or in water
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • ½ white onion, chopped
  • 1 tb relish
  • 2 tb pickle juice or rice vinegar
  • 3 tb fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 tb fresh dill, chopped
  • fresh ground pepper and salt to taste
  • 1 ½ cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 - 6 slices of French or Italian bread

Recipe Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F. To make your tuna salad, mix together all of the ingredients except the bread and cheese.
  • Lightly toast your bread slices and place on a baking sheet. Dollop with tuna salad, spreading out evenly. Next, sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  • Place in oven and bake until melted and toasted, about 10 - 15 minutes.


Calories: 385kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 25gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 577mgPotassium: 11mgSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 36IUCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.1mg
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