Tuna Melt

I thought that since I was making patty melts for the boys that I would go ahead and make myself a tuna melt. I LOVE tuna and when you add melty cheese to it, it’s even better.

(Sorry about the blurry picture. Guess I was so excited to eat it I was careless taking the photo!)



Here are my ingredients.


I began by mixing together the drained tuna, diced celery, chopped green onion, garlic powder, parsley and mayonnaise in a medium bowl until well combined.

I put one slice of marble rye bread, buttered side down, in the fry pan and added the first layer of cheese.


I used half of the tuna mixture for each melt.


I added the second layer of cheese and then the second pieces of marble rye bread, buttered on top.


I fried it, like making grilled cheese, at the same time I was cooking the Patty Melts, until both sides were browned and the cheese was melted.


Then removed it to the plate, cut it in half and served it. The picture didn’t turn out so well….sorry.


Tuna Melts

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Servings: 2 melts


  • 1 can, tuna in water, drained
  • 4 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. parsley
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 4 slices marble rye bread
  • Cheese slices to cover bread
  • butter/margarine for buttering the bread


  1. In a large bowl, mix together tuna, mayonnaise, garlic powder, parsley, green onions celery. Mix well.
  2. Place one slice of marble rye bread in frying pan, buttered side down.
  3. Top with first layer of cheese.
  4. Add half of the tuna mixture between 2 of the slices of bread.
  5. Top with the remaining layer of cheese and second piece of bread, buttered side up.
  6. Cook in frying pan, over medium high heat, flipping part way through until browned on each side and cheese is melted.
  7. Cut in half and serve.

8 thoughts on “Tuna Melt

  1. Hey Sandie,
    I love grilled anything and I am going to make one of these at the first opportunity I get. Tuna is on my shopping list today.
    And did you know that if you smear the outside of the bre

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    • Hi Jan. I am the same, I love grilled too, especially grilled cheese. When I was a kid it’s what I always ordered if we went out for dinner. Adding tuna to it just seemed like a no brainer! I love tuna, even tuna casserole even though most people turn their noses up at it Lol!
      Thank you for the comment!

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    • (sorry about the early send!)
      … If you smear the outside of the bread with mayo instead of butter it makes a really nice crispy golden toast! I’ve always used butter, or brushed it with olive oil if I’m trying to be healthy, but I heard about this mayo tip and it is delicious. I forget to do it half the time, but really like it when I remember.

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