Garlic Bread Tuna Melts

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
There's something extra comforting about a tuna melt on a chilly day. Take it up a few notches with garlic, cheese and tomatoes. —Aimee Bachmann, Bellevue, Washington
Garlic Bread Tuna Melts Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 French rolls or hoagie buns, split
  • 2 cans (one 12 ounces, one 5 ounces) albacore white tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons dill weed, divided
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices tomato


  1. Preheat broiler. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter and garlic until butter is melted. Place rolls on a baking sheet, cut side up; brush with butter mixture. Broil 2-3 in. from heat until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, mix tuna, mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon dill. Layer roll bottoms with tuna mixture and cheese. Broil until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes longer. Top with tomato; sprinkle with remaining dill. Replace tops; serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 704 calories, 41g fat (19g saturated fat), 146mg cholesterol, 1314mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 49g protein.