Roasted Red Pepper Tuna Melts


I’ve mainly been posting my recipes on my Instagram feed, but I think it’s time to start sharing the love again on here. Plus, I can begin to compile all of my recipes in one, easy-to-navigate space.

So, without further ado, here is the recipe for these incredible Roasted Red Pepper Tuna Melts JP and I had for dinner last night. I typically use him as my unofficial taste-tester and food critic, and he claims that nothing needs to be changed to perfect this recipe. You can be the judge of that bold statement though. 😉

Roasted Red Pepper Tuna Melts

Prep time: 5-10 minutes                         Cook time: 45 minutes

Yields: 3 sandwiches


  • Bread (I used homemade sourdough, but pick up any kind you like!)
  • 2 red peppers
  • 3 4oz. cans tuna (we used white albacore in water) or you can do 1 16 oz can.
  • 1/4 cup organic mayo (you can sub reduced-fat mayo, vegan mayo, or even low-sugar Greek yogurt) I do recommend mayo for the taste factor though, at least splitting half mayo/half yogs.
  • 1 Tbsp Seasoning Salt (got ours from TJs)
  • 1/2 medium red onion
  • 1 jalapeño (can use green pepper or green onion if sensitive)
  • cheese of your choosing (we used pepperjack and JP also had cheddar, but havarti or Swiss work too!)
  • OPTIONAL toppings/condiments: pickles OR the Dill Pickle Hummus from Trader Joe’s as a spread *drool*, arugula, hot sauce, sriracha


  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Slice red peppers into strips. Toss in 1-2 tsp olive oil and a sprinkle of salt.
  3. Roast for 20 minutes on each side- 40 minutes total.
  4. In the meantime, make your tuna mixture. Drain the tuna cans well. Add the tuna to a large bowl.
  5. Finely chop the red onion and jalapeño. Add to tuna. Measure and add seasoning salt and mayo. Mix until combined.
  6. Assemble sandwiches! I used 2 slices of pepper jack cheese on the bottom slice (added 1 cheddar slice for JP). Then added about 1/3 cup (maybe a little more) of the tuna mix.
  7. Transfer the red pepper strips on top of the tuna. Place top piece of bread.
  8. Toast for 5 minutes in the oven, still at 425F.
  9. Let cool and add any other cold toppings you would like. I HIGHLY recommend the Dill Pickle Hummus if you like pickles.

That’s it! A pretty easy recipe for a fun dinner. Please leave comments if you try this out so I know what you think. 🙂 Happy eating!


  1. Hey there! Looks lovely however I am not a very good cook myself, just a great eater 😛 The picture however looked great and probably just a suggestion to add on a step by step picture alongside the detailed instructions – that’ll help those that could be lost or it could make the contents look better as well. After all, I bet you take great pictures judging by the sandwich alone! Do share more and would love to at least indulge in the picture


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