Quick and Easy Simple Tuna Melt Recipe

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Quick and Easy Simple Tuna Melt Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Recipe by Administrator
Published on September 18, 2023

This simple tuna melt recipe is a classic American dish that is quick and easy to prepare. It combines the flavors of tuna, melted cheese, and tangy mayonnaise, all on toasted bread. Perfect for a quick lunch or dinner, this recipe is a tasty and satisfying option. Plus, it only takes a few minutes to make!


  • 2 cans of tuna, drained
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices of bread
  • 4 slices of cheddar or Swiss cheese


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the tuna, mayonnaise, celery, red onion, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  2. Spread the tuna mixture evenly on two slices of bread.
  3. Top each slice with a slice of cheese.
  4. Place the remaining slices of bread on top to form sandwiches.
  5. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat.
  6. Place the sandwiches in the skillet and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted.
  7. Remove from heat and cut the sandwiches in half diagonally.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Tuna melts are a popular classic American comfort food.
  • The first recorded recipe for a tuna melt appeared in a cookbook in the early 1900s.
  • The combination of melted cheese, tuna, and bread dates back to the Great Depression when it was a cost-effective meal option.