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buffalo tuna melt sandwich

This is a very simple recipe for an absolutely lovely variation on a classic tuna melt. It's the perfect fast and easy lunch, and adds a spicy punch that keeps you satiated for the rest of the day.


Servings: 2 sandwiches

Time: 5-10 minutes


  • 4 slices of bread

  • 1 can of tuna packed in water

  • 1-2 slices of cheese, preferably American

  • 1.5 tbsp buffalo sauce

  • 1.5 tbsp blue cheese dress

  • 1/2 tbsp mayo

  • 2 slices of red onion (optional)

  • 1.5 tbsp finely chopped celery (optional)

  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Open the can of tuna and drain the water away. I just do this by removing the lid and holding it over the sink to drain.

  2. Add the tuna to a bowl. Stir in the rest of your ingredients: mayo, buffalo sauce, blue cheese dressing, and salt and pepper.

  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, butter one each side of two slices of bread, preferably French or white bread.

  4. Lay one piece of bread in the skillet and top with a thick layer of your tuna fish salad, with the optional red onion on top.

  5. Top with a piece or two of cheese and a second piece of buttered bread (butter-side up).

  6. When the bottom bread is golden brown, carefully flip the entire tuna melt.

  7. Continue cooking until the second side is browned.

  8. Enjoy!


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