nw mama’s pineapple tuna melts

Pineapple and Tuna? Really?

A delightfully delicious and fresh twist on the standard Tuna Melt.

Pineapple Tuna Melts


  • 2 large cans albacore tuna
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 chopped celery
  • 1 Tbsp minced onion
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper (or to taste)
  • salt to taste
  • 8 -10 english muffins, split and toasted (16-20 halves)
  • 2 large cans pineapple slices (fresh/grilled would be even better!)
  • 16-20 slices cheddar or american cheese


Turn your oven on to broil.

Combine the first six ingredients. Spread over english muffins. Top each with a slice of pineapple, followed by a slice of cheese.

Broil 6″ from heat for two minutes. Watch closely!


Confession & Update:

I’m not a huge fan of lemon pepper. Rather, not a fan at all. If you aren’t either, I’d skip this ingredient and just add regular ground black pepper to taste and a squeeze of *fresh* lemon.

I used Colby/Jack cheese. Swiss would also be yummy.. or Provolone.. I heart cheese.

Pictures will be posted the next time I make this, which will be soon. Everyone was pleasantly surprised with the combination of pineapple & tuna!

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