Tuna Salad covers a slightly toasted english muffin and is covered in sharp provolone cheese. These Toasty Tuna Melts are a quick and easy lunch or light dinner!

Tuna Melts

I’m not really the biggest tuna fan.  Which is why you have only seen one post on here involving tuna – and that one post was only because Grumpy wanted Tuna Noodle Casserole.  I’m not sure what it is about it that makes it not my favorite.  IF I eat a tuna sandwich, it is usually only half a sandwich and then I have to have potato chips sandwiched in between the bread and tuna.  Every once in awhile I will feel like eating a tuna melt.  Today was one of those days.  Snowed in for day #2 from work, it took me three trips to finally have the driveway where it needed to be and finally, during my 3rd trip out there the guy with the snowblower showed up.  Nothing like feeling like you’re wasting your unexpected time off where you would like to accomplish something other than waiting for the snow removal people to show up….just so you can finish up and make it look even better after they leave!

So, while this tuna melt is nothing fancy, it was lunch and it was filling and it was good (gasp-did I just say that?!)  Do you have a food that you will feel like eating once in awhile even though it is not your very favorite?

Tuna Melts
(In case you’re wondering – yes.  I did dirty two plates just to take photos of a tuna melt.  Grumpy tells me that I’m the only person he knows who is willing to dirty dishes that you aren’t even going to eat from!  LOL)
Toasty Tuna Melt
Yield: 1 serving

Toasty Tuna Melt

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

An English Muffin topped with tuna fish and cheese that is broiled until bubbly.


  • 1 English muffin, split
  • 1/2 cup canned tuna fish
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 slice provolone cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slighty toast english muffin in toaster to draw some of the moisture out.
  2. Spread 1/4 cup of tuna on each side of english muffin, cover with slice of provolone cheese and bake for 7-10 minutes or until cheese starts to bubble and brown.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 512Total Fat 32gTrans Fat 0gCarbohydrates 32gFiber 1gProtein 21g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Spryte February 3, 2011 at 12:21 am - Reply

    Mmmmm… sounds great!! I only like tuna once in a while too! And I often dirty dishes I will never eat from!

  2. Pegasuslegend February 3, 2011 at 1:09 am - Reply

    lovely photo and I love Tuna, one of my fav's although not yours lol!

  3. Sweet and Savory February 3, 2011 at 1:12 am - Reply

    All my years, I have loved tuna with melted cheese. I just finished a good dinner and I want to return to the kitchen and make this.

    Would you link it up to Let's Do Brunch. This is a perfect dish to serve at a brunch. Thanks for considering it.

  4. Barbara Bakes February 3, 2011 at 1:47 am - Reply

    I love the color of that golden melty cheese. Looks so tasty. My kids like Easy Mac and sometimes I resort to a little myself.

  5. Cursuri Engleza February 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    This looks great. It’s lunch time now, so I guess you just gave me an idea about the food I’m going to eat today.

  6. teresa February 3, 2011 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    haha! my husband gives me a bad time about the extra dishes and pictures too. this looks and sounds wonderful, such a great lunch!

  7. Mags @ the Other Side of 50 February 3, 2011 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    I love tuna any way, shape or form (except raw) These look delicious. I love a good toasted tuna and cheese melt.

  8. appetersen February 11, 2011 at 2:12 am - Reply

    That was strange seeing your post today… I've had tuna melts three days in a row (I've never had them until I had one at a hospital cafeteria, and it was the ONLY thing that looked edible) But… I've never seen one made this way. What a great idea!

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