Garden Tuna Melt

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 4,Yield: 4tuna melts
  • About This Recipe

    “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”


  • 1 (6ounce) cans tuna in water, drained, flaked
  • 1/3 cupmayonnaise
  • 1/4 cupchopped onion
  • 1/4 cupchopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cupgreen onion
  • 1/2 teaspoondried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoondried oregano leaves
  • 8slicesbread
  • 4slicescheddar cheese
  • Directions

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

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

  • “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!”

  • “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!”

  • “Great recipe, i served it for lunch and it got rave reviews! Combination of herbs makes one of the kind taste that you’ll love.”

  • “This made delicious sandwiches that I served with some homemade soup.I did reduce the amount of mayo and because we really enjoy the tuna piled high only got 3 sandwiches.”

  • “Great umblelievably good”

  • “While at Earl’s last week, I had their Tuna Cheddar melt and it was so good.Prompting me to search here at Zaar for a recipe comparable.I think this recipe was the first one I came across that sounded good.And is it ever!!!DH was a little ambivalent but then you can’t always please everybody. I loved these and will be doing again for sure! Thanks!!”