Tuna Melts

There are some days where cooking is hard, my daughter is fussy, and I forgot to go to the grocery store.  This is a recipe for one of those days.  If I cover the broiler pan in aluminum foil, it doesn’t even generate any dishes.  I shamelessly copied this recipe from a friend who makes it frequently as a filling and slightly nostalgic lunch.

Tuna Melts

Basic recipe for busy days.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 1 5 oz can tuna fish packed in water
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 2 english muffins, split (I usually use whole grain)
  • paprika


  • Preheat broiler
  • Drain the tuna and divide between the english muffins
  • Cover tuna with a slice of cheese and sprinkle with paprika
  • Put sandwiches on a cookie sheet covered in foil
  • Broil until cheese is very bubbly and tuna is hot (about 8 minutes)