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Hot tuna melt being pulled apt with cheese stretching from the middle

How to Make the PERFECT Tuna Melt

This is hands-down my favorite tuna melt recipe. So cheesy and delicious! Just follow these easy tips and you will have a perfect tuna melt every time.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Sandwich, Tuna melt
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 464kcal
Author Erica Walker


  • Skillet



  • Combine tuna, mayonnaise, dijon, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a bowl. Stir with a fork until well combined.
  • Spread tuna mixture evenly over 2 slices of bread. Top with tomatoes and a little more salt and pepper. 
  • Add a slice of provolone and a slice of cheddar to each sandwich and place remaining bread slices over the top, making 2 complete sandwiches. 
  • Spread butter over both side of each sandwich and set aside. 
  • Heat large skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Carefully place sandwiches in the skillet and cook on both sides until golden brown and cheese is melted. 
  • Serve immediately. 


Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 798mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 975IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 479mg | Iron: 1.8mg