Classic Tuna Melt

A lunchtime favorite!

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Created By: StarKist

Average: 4.1 (100 votes)
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Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

5 minutes



Nutritional Information

When using two, 5 oz cans StarKist Chunk Light Tuna



  • 1 pouch (6.4 oz.) or 2 pouches (2.6 oz.) or 2 cans (5 oz.) StarKist® Chunk Light or Albacore Tuna (if using cans, chunked and drained)
  • 2 tbsp. dried chopped onions
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped celery or pickle relish
  • 8 slices bread
  • 4 slices cheese (Cheddar, American, Pepper Jack or Mozzarella)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine tuna, mayonnaise, onion and celery; mix well.
  2. Top 4 of the slices of bread with 1 slice cheese each.  Spread tuna mixture over cheese slices and top with remaining bread slices.  
  3. Spread each sandwich with additional mayonnaise; place in skillet.  Cook on medium heat until lightly browned on both sides.


Cucumber and carrot may be substituted for onion and celery.

Reviews (3)

Posted by: Difi
Date Posted: 05-09-2014

I love albacore I have a can almost everyday LOVE IT. Thanks Starkist

Posted by: kmoessner
Date Posted: 09-19-2010

The cucumber and carrot with onions was delicious. Very good to have once a week or so for delicious, nutritious, quick dinner!

Posted by: sofin
Date Posted: 08-15-2010

I always like tuna melt sandwich but you get tired of the same recipe, this one is different. I love it.