Spicy Tuna Melt on an English Muffin

Last Updated on March 28, 2021 by Ellen Christian

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This spicy tuna melt on an English muffin is a delicious twist on the classic tuna melt sandwich. Try this easy grilled sandwich for lunch.

If you love sandwiches with tuna, you might want to try my open-faced tuna melt sandwich. It’s made with greens and Cheddar cheese.

This spicy tuna melt on an English muffin is a delicious twist on the classic tuna melt sandwich. Try this easy grilled sandwich for lunch.

Spicy Tuna Melt

This sandwich is made on an English muffin which is a nice change from using bread. But, if you’re all out of English muffins you can certainly use bread instead.

If you want to keep this gluten-free, use gluten-free bread. Or, for a low carb option, wrap place the tuna and cheese on a plate, warm slightly, and add to endive or large lettuce leaves.

If there is one kind of food I can never see myself giving up, it’s cheese.   If I had my way, I would put cheese on just about everything… sandwiches, hamburgers, baked potatoes, pasta, crackers, pie. I don’t care what it is, it’s better with cheese.

Unfortunately, when I add cheese to everything, I’m also adding extra fat and calories that I don’t really want.  There’s no way that I am going to be giving up cheese any time soon though.  

ingredients in bowls and on a plate

What’s the best cheese to use?

Sargento has a new Ultra Thin sliced cheese that has only 40-45 calories per slice!  I can have three slices in one serving.  I can really enjoy my sandwiches now instead of feeling like I have to eat them without cheese to save on calories and fat.

Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Cheese is available in Colby-Jack, Mild Cheddar, Swiss, and Provolone varieties. Each re-sealable package contains 20 slices of cheese.  Each is separated by a piece of paper to make removal easy.  

I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Ultra Thin Sliced Cheese.  I’m very particular about the type of cheese that I use. 

And, I have used some cheese in the past that don’t melt properly. I really hate it when that happens.  But, it was perfect for this spicy tuna melt.

This spicy tuna melt on an English muffin is a delicious twist on the classic tuna melt sandwich. Try this easy grilled sandwich for lunch.

But, I tried out the Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese and it melted perfectly at exactly the right time.  I made the Light & Sassy Salsa Tuna Melt recipe I found on the Sargento site except I substituted the Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese for the traditional cheese.

Best bread for a spicy tuna melt

You can really use any type of bread you like but here are a few that I enjoy.

  • Use an English muffin
  • Try a spicy tuna melt wrap
  • Rye bread

step by step photos to make this sandiwch

How many sandwiches does this make?

This recipe will make two sandwiches. You can make more or less. Just make up the filling and keep it in the refrigerator to use the next day if you only want one.

How can I make this spicier?

I typically use mild or medium salsa. But, if you really make to make this spicy tuna melt spicy, you can use hot with a dash of sriracha sauce. Just taste it as you go or it might be too spicy.

This spicy tuna melt on an English muffin is a delicious twist on the classic tuna melt sandwich. Try this easy grilled sandwich for lunch.

Yield: 2

Spicy Tuna Melt on an English Muffin

This spicy tuna melt on an English muffin is a delicious twist on the classic tuna melt sandwich. Try this easy grilled sandwich for lunch.

This spicy tuna melt on an English muffin is a delicious twist on the classic tuna melt sandwich. Try this easy grilled sandwich for lunch.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can (3 oz.) white tuna in water, drained, flaked
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro or thinly sliced green onion
  • 2 Tbsp. salsa
  • 1 Tbsp. light mayonnaise
  • 1 English muffin whole wheat, split, lightly toasted
  • 2 slices Sargento Ultra Thin Colby-Jack Cheese

Instructions

  1. Combine tuna, cilantro, salsa, and mayonnaise in a small bowl.
  2. Place English muffin halves on a small baking sheet.
  3. Top with tuna mixture and cheese.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven or toaster oven just until cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 616Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 805mgCarbohydrates: 81gFiber: 13gSugar: 2gProtein: 44g

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