French Bread Tuna Melt

Open face tuna melt made with sliced french bread from the bakery with cheese draped over the top. So easy to make!!

Updated 06/27/2021

Two tuna melts on a plate with celery in the back.

What is a tuna melt made of?

Tuna Salad either in between two slices of bread, or as an open face, on top of one slice of bread. Place cheese on top. Bake to melt the cheese.

What can you put in tuna instead of mayo?

Creamy avocados, hummus, yogurt, pesto, miracle whip.

Is a tuna melt hot or cold?

Tuna melts are served hot or warm. Tuna salad sandwiches are cold.

Here are a few more recipes using tuna salad…


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Two slices of tuna melt on a plate with celery sticks.
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French Bread Tuna Melt

This open face tuna melt is made with sliced french bread from the bakery with cheese draped over the top. So easy to make!!
Course Appetizers, Lunch, Main, Main Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword classic tuna melt, how to make tuna melt, melt sandwich, tuna cheese melt, tuna melt for dinner, tuna melt open face, tuna melt variations, tuna melts recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
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Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 677kcal

Equipment

  • 9 x 13 Baking Sheet

Ingredients

  • 4 Slices French Bread
  • 16 Tbsp Tuna Salad = 1 cup
  • 4 Slices American Cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. I used my toaster oven since I was only cooking for two.
  • Make your tuna salad. Save 1 cup (16 Tbsp) for recipe. Eat the rest, like I did.
    Tuna Melt
  • Arrange bread on baking sheet. Place 4 tbsp of tuna salad on each slice.
    Tuna Melt
  • Fold each slice of cheese in half and place both halves on top of the tuna salad.
    Tuna Melt
  • Bake 5-6 minutes or until cheese has melted and bread is slightly crispy on the sides.
    Tuna Melt

Notes

ITEMS/INGREDIENTS USED IN RECIPE – If you are interested in any of the items I may have used (or are similar to the items I used) in making this recipe, I have listed all or some of them above within the post.  NOTE:  These links are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from the sale of certain item. This does not affect your price, it remains the same.

Nutrition

Calories: 677kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 1804mg | Potassium: 500mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Calcium: 512mg | Iron: 6mg
Two slices of tuna melt on a plate with celery sticks.
Two slices of tuna melt on a plate with celery sticks.
Two slices of tuna melt on a plate with celery sticks.

2 Comments

  1. Doesn’t like cheese?! What?! How can one not LOVE cheese? I think something may be seriously wrong with that man LOL! These melts are really making me crave some tuna salad-yum!
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