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tuna melt sandwich on white plate with blue napkin
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Simple Tuna Melt Sandwich

These simple sandwiches go together quickly and are perfect with a bowl of soup, or chips and a pickle spear. Fast, simple, comfort food!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tuna melt
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Calories: 357kcal
Author: Cery


  • 1 can tuna drained and flaked
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp of mayonnaise or Miracle Whip salad dressing
  • 2 Tbsp onion minced
  • 2 Tbsp dill pickle minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sliced cheddar cheese enough for 4 sandwiches
  • 8 slices of bread
  • 2 Tbsp butter for frying
  • Tomato slices optional


  • In a small bowl, mix the tuna, mayo or Miracle Whip, onions, dill pickles, and salt and pepper.
  • Spread the tuna mixture evenly on four slices of bread.
  • Put the sliced cheddar cheese over the tuna mixture.
  • Top with tomato slices, if using.
  • Butter one side of the remaining bread slices and put them butter side up on top of the sandwiches.
  • Heat a frying pan on medium heat and add 1 Tbsp of butter.
  • When the butter is melted and sizzling, place the sandwiches in the pan butter side down.
  • Now, butter the side of the bread that is on top.
  • Cook the sandwiches, until golden brown on the bottom, then flip them over and cook the other side. That will take three to five minutes per side.
  • Depending on the size of your skillet, you may have to cook them in batches.
  • To serve, cut the sandwiches in triangles. Cuz triangles are cool.


Eat these easy tuna melt sandwiches with chips and some carrots or alongside a bowl of soup.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 661mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 389IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 3mg