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A sandwich cut in half on a plate, with Salad and Tuna

Classic Tuna Melt

This grilled tuna salad sandwich is made from staples you'll already have in your pantry, making it the perfect option for a quick afternoon snack or an easy dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Tuna Melt
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 220kcal


  • Tuna 2 12-ounce cans, drained
  • Onion medium size, chopped
  • Celery 1/2 a stalk, chopped
  • Garlic 1 clove, minced
  • Parsley 1 tablespoon, chopped
  • Mayonnaise 3-4 tablespoons
  • Olive Oil 3 tablespoons, divided
  • Mozzarella 1/3 cup, shredded
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh Black Pepper to taste
  • Bread sliced
  • Butter softened


  • Drain water or oil from tuna, then fork tuna into a medium bowl.
  • Chop onion, celery, and parsley.
  • Mince garlic and add ingredients to tuna.
  • Add mayonnaise, olive oil and mozzarella cheese.
  • Combine all ingredients until well incorporated. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place a non-stick skillet on the stove and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • When skillet is hot, take a slice of bread and generously spread butter on one side.
  • Place bread buttered side down in hot skillet.
  • Using a spoon, scoop about 2 tablespoons of tuna salad on bread while it is browning. Butter another slice of bread and place non-buttered side on top of tuna.
  • Utilizing a spatula, check to see if bread is toasted brown; if so, turn tuna melt over and grill until golden brown.
  • Set tuna melt on paper towels and allow to cool enough to serve.



Calories: 220kcal