Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

A nice twist on the usual tuna-mayo-lettuce melt! My kids even love this! Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. You can substitute Swiss or cheddar cheese for the provolone. It's important to use the albacore tuna called for in the recipe; albacore is a firm, white tuna that holds up better than flaked tuna.
  2. When picking lemons, look for ones that are firm with skin that is smooth and bright. They will keep for two to three weeks if stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. To get more juice out of your fruit, let the lemon return to room temperature, and then roll it across the counter top while applying pressure with the palm of your hand. You'll get about 3 tablespoons of juice from one lemon. Since you only need 1 tablespoon of juice for this recipe, you can either squeeze just one-half of the lemon (and section the rest for use in drinks), or you could squeeze the entire lemon and store the remaining juice in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.
  3. Preheat broiler. Combine first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl. Divide evenly among muffin halves; sprinkle with cheese. Place on a baking sheet; broil 5 inches from heat for 4 minutes or until golden brown.
Most Helpful

Like the others have said "this is delicious and a gem". I made as written and this is going into my Favorites of 2013. DH gobbled his up before hardly starting the soup which he loved but he does love tuna. Thank you for posting. Made for Spring PAC 2013.

mama smurf April 08, 2013

What a gem, why oh why has it sat idle so long? I really love the flavors in this tuna melt. I successfully halved the recipe. I was worried about the oregano but it combines so beautifully with the lemon and artichoke hearts. Very refreshing. I served with small tomato slices, toasted Ciabatta halves w/ provolone. SO good! I prepped all the ingredients in the food processor, added the tuna at the end and gave it a couple of quick pulses to combine. I was concerned the kids would not like all the textures if I didn't chop finer. I truly appreciate a tuna melt recipe without mayonnaise. . Thanks for posting the gem. Made for Best of 2012 Tag game!

Chicagoland Chef du Jour March 05, 2013

Very good, very easy, and very quick dinner!! No changes made! Served with fried green beans. Thank you!

Scrapbook Lori February 07, 2008