Amazing Tuna Melt

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Tuna Melt.  This is truly is amazing.  We mean, amazing.

It, of course, all starts with the Best-Ever Tuna Salad recipe, and then the sky is the limit for this iconic sandwich.

It just doesn’t get much better than this.

Amazing Tuna melt recipe


Making the world’s best tuna melt is actually easier than you might think.

And you can make the tuna salad up to several days in advance! Heck, you’ll want to have one of these incredible sandwiches every day of the week!

Now let us show you how easy it is to make this truly Amazing Tuna Melt recipe!

We even show you how to make the Best-Ever Tuna Salad recipe!

Did we mention how amazing the Best-Ever Tuna Salad is? Well, we’re not kidding when we tell you it is truly the best ever! Just look at all that yummy-ness!

Best-Ever Tuna Salad recipe

After you’ve made the Best-Ever Tuna Salad, all you need is some nice thick bread slices (sourdough is wonderful), good ole cheddar cheese, a couple sliced tomatoes, and a hot skillet with some butter.

Of all the American-born sandwiches, this one is right there at the top of our list as pure delicious!

So flavorful and just so comforting!

Amazing Tuna Melt Recipe

There is just something so undeniably comforting about this sandwich. It’s been warming hearts for generations.

And this particular recipe takes it over the top. You’re going to love making this Amazing Tuna Melt recipe!

And if you love this incredible sandwich, we’re pretty sure you will absolutely love our recipes for Incredible Lobster Roll, Fried Catfish Po-BoyBLT with Fried Oysters, Italian Tuna and White Bean Salad and Pan Bagnat!

But in the meantime, you’ve just got to make this Amazing Tuna Melt.

Amazing Tuna Melt Recipe

Now, let’s make this Amazing Tuna Melt recipe!

A blue plate with an amazing tuna melt next to a glass of iced tea

Amazing Tuna Melt

This Amazing Tuna Melt sandwich takes this iconic sandwich to heights you just can't imagine. It all starts with the Best-Ever Tuna Salad, and then the rest just comes together beautifully. Simple, straightforward and unbelievably delicious!
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food, Tuna
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 243kcal


  • 2 cups Best-Ever Tuna Salad click for recipe
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 8 slices sourdough bread 1/4" thick
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 to 2 tomatoes sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Smear butter over one side of each bread slice
  • Heat a medium-sized skillet over medium high heat and add remaining butter.
  • Meanwhile, build the sandwiches by starting with 1 bread slice, buttered side down. Add 1 slice of cheese, then about 1/2 cup of the tuna salad, then 1 or 2 slices tomato, a pinch of salt and pepper, another slice of cheese, and another slice of bread, buttered side on top. Repeat to build 4 sandwiches.
  • Carefully add 1 or 2 sandwiches into the hot skillet. Cook until lightly browned on the bottom, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Flip and cook the other side until toasted on the bottom, another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
  • Cut in half and serve at once.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 243kcal
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  • 5 stars
    Well, it really was the best tuna melt ever! I would be stoked to have been served this at a restaurant! That good!
    Even my PICKY four and two year old boys decimated their sandwiches, thank you!

    • Hi Moriah!! You have no idea how happy this makes us!! We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed the tuna melts! And kudos on making the boys happy!!! WIN!! And thank you for sharing and for the wonderful review. That means the world to us! All the very best, Kris & Wesley

  • well I have to say, I made two versions for my son and yours won hands down! thank you for a delicious and fun recipe!

  • Definitely a great festive tuna melt treat or any other day would be perfect too. I can’t wait to start on my festive baking which has been put off a lot of times due to crazy work

    • Hi Rashmi! Thanks so much! We hope you like this tuna melt! We think it’s pretty awesome. Let us know if you have any questions, and when you make us, let us know how it turned out and what you think!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Kris! Wesley! It was so wonderfully yummy . Thank you for sharing. I hope you are both doing well. I think this is one of my top favorite sandwiches. Later this week we are going to make your Italian paninis. Thank you for sharing all your amazing recipes and video. Laura

    • Yay!!! Laura!! That is so absolutely fantastic to hear!! We are thrilled you liked this tuna melt as much as we do!! And thank you so much for letting us know. And let us know what you think of the Italian Panini! It’s pretty amazing, too…at least we think so!! xo Kris & Wesley

    • Hi Sue!! Woo hoo!! So glad you guys loved the tuna melt! And thank you so much for letting us know! We truly appreciate that! Please stay in touch! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I love this tuna melt recipe and melts in the mouth. Definitely a great festive tuna melt treat or any other day would be perfect too. I can’t wait to start on my festive baking which has been put off a lot of times due to crazy work.
    This is a nutritious and healthy dish – everything is perfect!

  • you guys are soooo funny and amazing, sitting here waiting to go out for mother’s day lunch and I’d happily skip it for this sandwich. But alas, my kids want to go out so we will and make this tomorrow for sure,

    love you

    • Julie!! You just made us so happy!!!! Happy Mother’s Day to you!!!! Please let us know how the tuna melt turns out! We think you’ll like it! (the kids, too!). xoxo Kris & Wesley

    • Thank you, Peggy! That is so wonderful for you to say, and we do agree, too! It’s pretty yummy. So glad you enjoyed it and thanks so much for letting us know!! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    That tuna melt looks absolutely amazing! I have never had a tuna melt and will certainly give it a try. Seeing the sandwich wrapped in paper just makes it that much more appetizing. What is it about a sandwich wrapped like that? Quick question. Are you using a little individual induction burner? I’m in the market for one. Do you have a recommendation. Thanks so much and keep the videos and recipes coming. Always excited to see in my inbox that a new one is up.

    • Hi Sherry! Wrapping the sandwiches in the sandwich paper was Wesley’s idea, but I agree, just makes you want to grab it and eat it immediately! You should give this tuna melt a try, it’s so tasty.

      For our videos, we use a hot plate that is very efficient, especially after you get used to it. The brand is: Rosewill Home.

      Thanks again!! xoxo

      • I have all the ingredients now to make the melt. Can’t wait. I found the hot plate on Amazon for a very reasonable price. Thank you for sharing that information.

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