Do you love tuna? How about melty cheese? A traditional tuna melt mixes these two things together. You’ll make your tuna salad from scratch, meaning you can use it as is on sandwiches or crackers too.
If you decide you’d like a little more on your tuna melt than just cheese, consider bacon, onions, and thinly sliced tomato. You can also swap out the cheddar cheese for provolone, Havarti, fontina, swiss, or muenster.
Tip about Tuna: Use solid tuna canned in olive oil for the best flavor.
Traditional Tuna Melt
- 12 oz. Albacore tuna
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- 1 celery rib, (minced)
- 1 dill pickle, (minced (optional))
- ¼ cup white onion, (minced)
- 1 tsp parsley
- 8 slices cheddar
- 8 slices bread ( (your choice))
- 2 tbsp butter ((for frying))
- Set your oven to 400 F.
- Drain the tuna, then transfer it to a mixing bowl
- Use a fork to flake apart the tuna.
- Add mayonnaise, celery, pickles, onion, and parsley.
- Whisk thoroughly.
- Prepare the bread by buttering one side.
- Spread about ½ cup of tuna salad on 4 slices of bread (butter side down)
- Top with two slices of cheese
- Place the second piece of bread on top with butter side up.
- Repeat on the remaining three sandwiches.
- Put the sandwiches on a baking sheet
- Bake for about 3-5 minutes, then flip so both sides toast.
- Serve when the cheese is melty.