Sheet Pan English Muffin Tuna Melts


A halved English muffin is the perfect vessel for an open-faced sandwich that's toasty and satisfying. It's a great size for an afternoon snack, or for dinner paired with a side salad or roasted veggies. You'll love our fresh take on tuna salad: we added a squeeze of lemon juice, a drizzle of oil, a generous amount of black pepper, and fresh sprigs of dill. Top it all off with a tomato and a slice of Swiss, and you've got yourself the easiest weeknight dinner ever. 

Sheet Pan English Muffin Tuna Melts
You heard it here first: tuna melts are making a comeback. Well, if they’re served on split English muffins, that is. After piling on the tuna salad, each one is topped with Swiss cheese and tomato for an irresistible lunch. Serve with potato chips. Get the recipe:Sheet Pan English Muffin Tuna Melts. Photo: Brie Passano
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 to 6 -


  • 2 5-oz. cans water-packed solid white tuna, drained

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 celery stalk, chopped (about ¼ cup)

  • 1 small shallot, chopped (about 2 tablespoons)

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill, divided

  • 3 English muffins, halved and toasted

  • 6 tomato slices (from 1 large tomato)

  • 6 slices Swiss cheese (6 oz.)

  • Sriracha or hot sauce, for serving (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the tuna, mayonnaise, celery, shallot, lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon, salt, several grinds of black pepper, and 1 tablespoon of dill. Stir to combine, breaking up the tuna as you mix.

  2. Preheat the broiler to high. Place the English muffins cut-side-up on a baking sheet. Divide the tuna mixture among the muffins (about ¼ cup each), then top with a slice of tomato and 1 slice of Swiss.

  3. Broil until the cheese is melted and browned in spots, 3 to 4 minutes. Top with remaining dill and more black pepper.

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