Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I adopted the recipe from Kraft--tried it, loved it. I usually make the tuna filling ahead of time and heat it up for quick lunch

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix tuna, mayo, onion, green pepper and seasonings.
  2. Cover each of 4 bread slices with tuna mixture, 1 cheese slice and second bread slice.
  3. Spread outsides of sandwiches with additional mayo or softened butter.
  4. Cook in skillet on medium heat until lightly browned on both sides.
Most Helpful

This made me love Tuna Melts again! The herbs really do contribute/improve the dish. I will be making this again. Thanks!

Melany * February 21, 2003

This recipe is great! I didn't have any peppers or onions at the time, so I added the pickles like one comment suggested. The flavor of the tuna mixture is excellent! I put it on toasted English muffins and served with veggie soup for the kids. A great alternative to grilled cheese and tomato soup!

ajboyer222 June 12, 2007

I tripled this recipe and made it for my four kids' lunch today. To suit their tastes, I left out the onions and bell pepper; and I added 1/3 C Dijon mustard, 1/2 beefsteak tomato (diced), 1 whole dill pickle (diced), 1/2 tsp onion powder (for the omitted onions), 1/2 tsp garlic powder with parsley, and 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes. I also added about 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese because I didn't have any slices on hand. The kids absolutely loved it! Like PaulaG and her family, we like them piled high; so I got just 7 sandwiches and had only 1 leftover. :-) Next time, I think I'll cut the cheese ;-) back to 1/2 Cup and increase the mayo to 1/2 Cup. The blend of herbs was so wonderful, and we will definitely be making this again. Thanks for posting!

Heather3271 March 17, 2007