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Spicy Jalapeño Cheddar Tuna Melt

Spicy tuna melts filled with amazing flavor and a kick of heat from jalapeño & your favorite hot sauce. This easy, spicy tuna melt recipe is topped with melted sharp cheddar for the perfect, savory lunch or dinner that's packed with protein!

Course Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword easy tuna melts, spicy tuna melts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 555 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 (5 ounce) can yellowfin tuna, drained (I like to use tuna that’s packed in olive oil)
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced green onion
  • 2 tablespoons diced jalapeno
  • 1 tablespoon mayo
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt (or sub mayo)
  • 1 teaspoon grainy dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 slices your favorite bread, a thicker sliced bread is always nice
  • 2 slices sharp cheddar cheese (or your fav cheese!)
  • Extra jalapeno slices, if desired


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together drained tuna, diced green onion, diced jalapeno, mayo, yogurt, dijon, hot sauce and salt and pepper.
  2. Toast your bread the way you normally like it. Evenly spread the tuna mixture over each slice. Top each with a slice of cheese. Top with extra jalapeno slices, if desired. Place under the broiler for 2 minutes* or until the cheese is melted. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This recipe serves one, but it's also great for two people if you want to pair it with a bowl of soup or a salad for lunch and dinner.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Jalapeño Cheddar Tuna Melt
Amount Per Serving (1 tuna melt (both slices))
Calories 555 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 9.5g59%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 8.2g34%
Sugar 8.3g9%
Protein 39.6g79%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.