Creamy Open Faced Tuna Melt Recipe

Creamy Open-Faced Tuna Melt Sandwiches

Creamy, cheesy tuna "dip" is slathered on whole grain bread and topped with fresh tomatoes and cheese. It's a quick and easy comfort dish!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 301kcal
Author Marjory Pilley


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 8 ounces Cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • Dash of garlic powder
  • 10 ounces Solid White Albacore Tuna packed in water drained
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • Optional parsley garnish


  • Set oven to broil.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add celery and onion to pan and saute for about 3-5 minutes or until softened.
  • Add cream cheese, mayonnaise and garlic powder to pan. Stir to melt and combine ingredients.
  • Stir in tuna and remove from heat.
  • To assemble sandwiches, divide tuna mixture between slices of bread and spread in an even layer.
  • Place tomato slices on top of the tuna.
  • Sprinkle cheese over the top of the tomato.
  • Place sandwiches on a broiler pan and place in the oven for about 2 minutes or until the cheese begins to melt.
  • Garnish with parsley, if desired.


If desired, toast bread lightly before assembly. 


Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 356mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 805IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 1mg