Simple Tuna Melt


This is a fast and delicious tuna melt that I've been making for years!

close up view of two open faced tuna melts with an avocado between them
Prep Time:
3 mins
Cook Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 sandwich


  • 1 (5 ounce) can tuna, drained and flaked

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread

  • 2 teaspoons chopped dill pickle

  • ¼ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place bread slices in the oven to toast while it preheats, and while you make the tuna salad.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together the tuna, mayonnaise, salt, balsamic vinegar, mustard and dill pickle until well blended. Remove bread from the oven, and pile the tuna mixture onto one slice. Sprinkle cheese over the other slice of bread.

  3. Bake for 7 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is melted and tuna is heated through. Place the cheese side of the sandwich on top of the tuna side. Cut in half and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

608 Calories
34g Fat
27g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 608
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 1028mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 282mg 22%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 482mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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