Savory Herbed Tuna Melt Recipe

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Savory Herbed Tuna Melt

Melissa Varady


This recipe is another one of my family's favorite sandwiches. Use your favorite cheese to make it perfect for you. You can either mix shredded cheese in with the tuna before you cook, lay sliced on top of the tuna before grilling on both sides, or toast the bread, then broil a piece of cheese on top for an open-faced sandwich.
I found my favorite way to cook it is to use pumpernickel bread and grill it like grilled cheese. Once we burned our sandwiches by mistake, and we found that it made them taste that much better. Now we always burn them a little. Yum!

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10 Min


5 Min


1 can(s)
tuna, packed in water
1/4 c
shredded carrot
green onion, green part chopped
1/2 Tbsp
sweet pickle relish
1 Tbsp
chopped fresh herbs - i use basil, thyme, and oregano
1/4 tsp
1 Tbsp
salt and pepper
1/4 c
shredded cheddar
slices pumpernickle
1 Tbsp
butter, divided

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine all ingredients except bread and butter. Mix well. Spread mixer between bread to make 2 sandwiches.
Melt 1/2 tbsp. in frying pan. Swirl around to coat pan. Add sandwiches and cook until golden. Lift with spatula, melt rest of butter and cook on other side. To make healthier, you can cook with with no butter in oven or sandwich press.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Tuna Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy