This classic tuna melt, with its toasted bread, melted cheese, and creamy tuna filling, is proof that good food need not be fancy.
Classic Tuna Melt
- Quick Glance
- 20 M
- 20 M
- Serves 2
In a medium bowl, mix the tuna, onion, scallion, parsley, mayonnaise, and a few drops of hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
Butter 1 side of each slice of bread and turn them over. Pile the tuna mixture onto the non-buttered sides of 2 slices of bread and top with the Cheddar. Sandwich with the other 2 slices of bread, buttered side up.
In a dry skillet over medium heat, cook the sandwiches until the bread is crunchy and the cheese has melted, 2 to 4 minutes per side.
Cut the tuna melt in half and, if desired, set out some ketchup on the side.
Recipe Testers' Reviews
Often I have a tin of tuna and do something boring with it. This reminded me that you can do something really tasty with it. The tuna melt mixture was appealing in color—pink of the tuna, white mayo, red onion, and green scallion. It was more effort than I would normally put into a tuna mixture but worth the effort.
The tuna melt mixture was easy to make. The amount of mayonnaise suggested for the tuna melt mixed the rest of the ingredients thoroughly. I thought that it might be easier to use a panini press rather than try to turn the assembled (and full) sandwich over on the skillet. As it was hard to get the cheese to melt when the slices of bread were thick, I experimented with making open sandwiches with just one slice of bread and melting the cheese under the grill (broiler). This worked well and looked appealing as the cheese can be melted until it browns up.
This sandwich was really tasty and the ketchup made a great accompaniment. I would recommend it and would make it again.
A simple and quick recipe and a delicious tuna salad sandwich! I used Mild Red Cheddar, a smooth cheese that’s a perfect combination with the tuna salad and the crunchy bread. Served with homemade ketchup, this is a real treat!