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Tuna Melt

June 21, 2011

This is the tastiest tuna melt I’ve ever had! I found the recipe on thepioneerwoman.com (I love that site!) Pop these in the toaster oven for a quick and easy weekday lunch. Great paired with a side salad and fresh fruit. This recipe makes 4 servings.

2 (5 oz.) cans tuna
2 Tablespoons red bell pepper, diced
2 Tablespoons sweet gherkins, diced
2 Tablespoons Vadalia onion, diced
2 teaspoons fresh jalapeno, seeded and diced
1 egg, hard boiled and chopped
2 Tablespoons mayo
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt, to taste
8 slices Swiss Cheese
4 English muffins, halved


  • Pre heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Combine tuna, onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, eggs, and gerkins.
  • Stir in mayonnaise and Dijon.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place English muffin halves on a large cookie sheet.
  • Place a large spoonful of tuna salad on each of the eight English muffin halves. Use spoon to spread/flatten.
  • Cook for five minutes, then briefly remove and lay a slice of Swiss on each muffin.
  • Return to oven and turn on broiler.
  • Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 5 minutes (watch carefully to avoid burning!)
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately.
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2 Responses to “ Tuna Melt ”

  1. Melissa on June 27, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    i LOVED this!!! Love the gerkins wiht the peppers. Totally fabulous thanks for posting.

    • KP on June 29, 2011 at 2:02 am

      So did I! Glad you liked it too. I think my favorite was the egg in it…

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