Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a favourite with my sister-in-law, although the tomato was my addition. I actually prefer cold tuna salad sandwiches, but this makes a nice change from that.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350F; have ready an ungreased baking sheet.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine tuna, onion, pepper, mayo and worcestershire; taste and add salt and/or pepper if you wish.
  3. In the toaster, toast bagel halves; place all 4 on baking sheet.
  4. On a bagel half, place one slice tomato, then one-quarter of tuna mixture, then 1 slice cheese; repeat with other bagel halves.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.
  6. If you wish, quickly broil to brown melted cheese.
  7. Note: if you like tuna melts real cheesy, use one slice of swiss AND one slice of mozzarella!


Most Helpful

My husband and I are big fans of tuna melts. We had to give this one a try because it was a little different from our usual. Very delicious. I added some chopped pickles and boiled eggs to the salad. The Swiss cheese gave it a wonderful flavor. Definitely a new twist on an old favorite. Thanks Lennie, for sharing your recipe.

ratherbeswimmin' February 10, 2003

Lovely Lunch Thanks Lenny - I used a whole wheat pita instead of a bagel and didn't have a red pepper. Still delicious.

Bergy September 22, 2008

I was looking for something to do with a bagel for lunch, and I came across this recipe. I did improvise because I didn't have some of the stuff. I used pre-chopped shallots in place of the red onion and jarred roasted red peppers in place of fresh. I also omitted the tomato and used lowfat mayo. I baked it for about 7 minutes, then broiled for about 3. I topped each of them with 1/2 slice swiss and 1/2 slice cheddar. Since it was just me eating, I piled all of the tuna onto two bagel halves. I will definitely make this again...probably tomorrow! Thanks!

ChipotleChick August 01, 2007

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