The easiest, cheesiest sheet pan sourdough tuna melts ever! Broiled in just 5 minutes with cheddar and provolone cheeses, this recipe is sure to become a weeknight family favorite.
That's right. Sheet Pan Sourdough Tuna Melts. A quick and easy comfort food recipe before I delve into the yearly December extravaganza! It's not technically December yet so I figured taking one more day before the holiday palooza begins was totally acceptable. I have to have some serious sustenance and a delightfully full stomach before launching into the cookie baking/brownie fudging/pot roast slow cooking of the holiday season youknowwhatimean?
Anyhoo, if you've been around long enough, you might recognize this recipe from 2014! Whewww how time flies. Well I can say, I'm still a massive tuna melt lover, with pickles and a side of fries please. So it was about time I up'ed the ante and improved my sourdough cheddar cheese tuna melt into the wonderous Sheet Pan Sourdough Tuna Melts! They still taste just the way Mom used to make them for my sister and I, and of course ooze with cheddar cheese. However, they do have a brand new addition of some slices of provolone. The golden rule? More cheese is always better (obviously).
The Evolution of the Tuna Melt
OK so, I'm RIDICULOUSLY excited to share this recipe with you. Why you ask?
The tuna melt has evolved. Both the photography and the recipe.
The original post from years ago had some special images 😅. I'd say my photography skills have come a looooong way since 2014! Here is an example:
......See what I mean?? Sometimes it just takes (a lot of) practice and (a lot of) time. Totally worth it.
Why You'll Love It
First off, I've made it even easier than it was before. Sheet Pan Sourdough Tuna Melts guys. It's all in the title. Throw these bad boys on a sheet pan and...done! No mess, no hassle, just ooey gooey cheesy goodness. Also, they only take about 4 to 5 minutes to cook in the oven! 4 to 5 MINUTES!
Secondly, They're even more delicious. The previously mentioned extra provolone does wonders. Also, a freshly sliced tomato adds a little more depth to this classic sandwich. But honestly, one of my favorite parts? Skip the pre-sliced sourdough bread and head for the bakery. Grab yourself a freshly baked artisan sourdough bread loaf and cut it into slices about ¼ inch thick... It's totally worth the little bit extra effort. Nothing beats fresh sourdough bread.
What You'll Need
- A baking sheet for easy broiling!
- Artisan sourdough - get the good stuff. Otherwise you'll end up with a soggy tuna melt. Yuck.
- This is a personal preference but let's save the Earth and all its animals yah? Grab a dolphin-safe, sustainable canned tuna. My go to is from Wild Planet.
OK guys. Get your Sheet Pan Sourdough Tuna Melts going because the holidays are almost here and we need some serious food before we jump in yes?? Alright then, see you all in December!Print