Parmesan Crusted Spicy Tuna Melt

Kim Biegacki


A new twist on a traditional tuna melt that had my taste-buds talking to me. I wanted it spicy and so I wasn't sure if the horseradish would work but it was a success...such a nice spicy/peppery flavor added to my tuna melt. I love, love, love horseradish and the hotter the better. It's for sure to open up your breathing and give you clear sense of smell when you have a good horsey sauce. My Dad tells me stories all the time about how Grandma "Bubba Karski" --would grow horseradish to can it. It was so hot they had to wear gloves during prep time. This made for a perfect dinner tonight!


★★★★★ 1 vote

2 people
5 Min
10 Min
Pan Fry


  • 1 can(s)
    tuna, albacore -- drained
  • 4 slice
  • 1/2 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded - extra sharp (cracker barrel is an excellent brand)
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1-2 small
    green onion, chopped
  • 1-2 tsp
    lime or lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    pickle relish, sweet
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3-4 Tbsp
    horseradish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    onion, minced or chopped
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    herbes de provence
  • 1 pinch
    salt and pepper

How to Make Parmesan Crusted Spicy Tuna Melt


  1. Mix up your tuna, pickle relish, horsey sauce, spices, onion and green onion, lime or lemon juice....taste and see if you need more salt and pepper. ---- I wanted this spicy so I added 4 tbsp of horsey at least. This is all estimate cause I made it for the first time tonight. I LOVE horseradish! It's good for you too.
  2. Butter your bread and then sprinkle on your Parmesan and pat it down into the butter. Assemble your sandwich with a little sharp cheddar first, then your tuna mix and then more with other slice of bread.
  3. I cooked this up in my Ninja Cooking System but it could easily be pan fried or on the griddle too. The Parmesan give this an incredible crunchy good.
  4. Cook 3 - 5 minutes on each side with a medium heat. If you want add a little oil to pan if you think that the butter isn't enough.
  5. Slice up and serve with a yummy salad or some yummy fresh veggies, salad, chips or dill pickles....just delish.

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