Tuna Melt

Alternate post title: Best Tuna Sandwich EVER!

tuna melt

As I mentioned yesterday, we spent the weekend skiing with friends in Big Sky, MT. It. Was. AWESOME.

tuna melt

The first two days were thoroughly enjoyable, despite the sub-par snow conditions; however, Sunday delivered powder and a fabulously tiring day. My legs were shaking like wet noodles by the end of the day. Gross. Seriously though: we had a fantastic weekend! We made delicious food together, played too much monopoly, played with THE BABY, talked about a myriad of topics, and generally had a great weekend together!

tuna melt

Sometime on Friday, I started getting a hankering for a burger. Like, REALLY hankering for a burger. Now, this post isn’t really about burgers, so I’ll cut to the chase: I think I just wanted something smothered in cheese. Nevermind that we had a polenta lasagna (smothered in cheese), macaroni and cheese (with cheese, duh), and enchiladas (smothered in cheese), throughout the weekend: I needed it in sandwich form.

tuna melt

While I totally scratched the burger itch Sunday (Burgers for lunch and dinner? Yes, yes I did), all I could think about yesterday was melting more cheese over something delicious. Being at home alone, impatient, and hungry, I opted for a tuna melt. SO quick and easy to make! I often have normal tuna sandwiches, but adding that layer of melted cheese really does wonders.

Tuna Melt
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Serves: 1
  • 1 6-oz can of tuna
  • 2 Tbsp mayonaise
  • 1 Tbsp mustard
  • 1-2 Tbsp pickle relish
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 splash of hot sauce
  • 2 Tbsp minced onion
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 slice of bread
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 slice of cheddar cheese
  1. Press the liquid from the tuna, and combine the tuna with mayonaise, mustard, relish, lemon juice, hot sauce, and minced onion.
  2. Stir until fully combined and smooth (add more mayonaise if necessary), season with salt and pepper.
  3. Toast the bread, then spread a thin layer of avocado onto the bread.
  4. Pile the tuna mixture on top of the avocado. Top the tuna with the slice of cheese and broil for 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling.



  1. says

    You have not idea how sentimental I’m feeling about tuna melts right now. I used to make these in bulk when I’d have friends over and we’d eat them while wrapped in our sleeping bags in the loft above our uninsulated garage. Ahhh, memories… :)

  2. says

    I did a search for a tuna melt on Pinterest, skimmed over a few photos, and then one photo caught my eye. I thought, that one looks good…with some nice green in it. Then what do you know? It’s from The Kitchen Paper! It must be good! :) Hope you two are doing well!!! I love seeing the beautiful beach and green, lush scenes you get to soak up!


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