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

Amazing Tuna Melt

Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food, Tuna
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 243kcal
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!
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  • 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