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Tuna Melt Sandwiches

When our children were young, I often fixed this warm tuna melt sandwich recipe. They go well with chips and a salad for a quick lunch. —Carole Anhalt, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup diced cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 6 hamburger buns, split


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients; set aside. Spread butter over cut sides of buns. Spread tuna mixture on bun bottoms; replace tops. Wrap in foil.
  • Bake until the cheese is melted, 15 minutes.

Tuna Melt Sandwich Tips

Is a tuna melt served hot or cold?

Tuna melts are traditionally served hot. If you're a huge tuna lover, check out these canned tuna recipes.

What sides go with tuna melts?

Tuna melts pair well with many sides! Some of our favorites are air-fryer potato chips, fresh veggies with dill dip or one of these macaroni salad recipes.

What tuna melt variations can I try?

Try making your tuna melt with one of our favorite tuna brands. Or try swapping out cheddar cheese for Swiss or mozzarella (or one of our favorite dairy-free cheese brands).

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 363 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 629mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.

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