Muffin Pan Tuna Melts


Here's an easy way to learn how to make a tuna melt: Use a muffin pan! It's a great way to make single-serving tuna melts for a crowd, and it'll minimize clean-up, too.

Muffin Pan Tuna Melts
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Stand Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 tuna cups


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 12 slices honey oat or honey wheat bread, crusts removed

  • 3 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 2 6 ounce cans chunk white tuna (water pack), drained

  • 3 tablespoon light mayonnaise or salad dressing

  • 1 tablespoon honey mustard

  • 4 ounce havarti cheese with dill, cut into small cubes

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped shallot (1 medium)

  • 2 tablespoon snipped dried cranberries

  • Fresh dill sprigs (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Generously coat twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with cooking spray; set aside. Lightly brush one side of bread slices with melted butter. Press bread slices, buttered sides up, into the prepared muffin cups.

  2. In a small bowl combine tuna, mayonnaise, and honey mustard. Stir in cheese, shallot, and dried cranberries. Divide tuna mixture among bread-lined muffin cups.

  3. Bake about 15 minutes or until filling is hot and bubbly. Remove tuna cups from muffin cups; let stand for 5 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with fresh dill.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

190 Calories
8g Fat
20g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 190
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 332mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 59mg 1%
Folate, total 9.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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