Cheesy Tuna Melt Bites

Cheesy Tuna Melt Bites

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For all those foodie adventurers who love to try new recipes! Here are the mouthwatering cheesy Tuna melt bites you will simply love! These little bites of heaven are perfect for a quick snack, a party appetizer, or just to satisfy those cheesy cravings that strike at any time.

Cheesy Tuna Melt bites are a protein-rich snack, so it’s the best option for your kid’s breakfast or lunchbox too. You can add as many fillings as you like, and even replace tuna with your favorite meat. The choices are endless. And if you love to try different for breakfast, try these best Starbucks egg bites.

Ingredients For Tuna Melt Bites

  • 1 can Canned Tuna, drained
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Biscuit roll dough or pastry crust
  • 2 tbsp Butter, melted
  • Poppy seeds/ Black sesame seeds

Ingredient Notes and Variations:

  • Biscuit dough or pastry crust: Using the prepared pastry crust or biscuit dough will help you save time and energy. You can use the homemade dough as well.
  • Tuna: The main ingredient in this lovely appetizer is Tuna. it has its flavor which blends well with cheese. If you are using canned tuna, drain all the liquid before making the filling. Try replacing it with chicken or beef mince to create an interesting variation.
  • Mayo: Mayo makes the filling creamy and gives it a thick texture. If you want to keep the caloric count low, use Greek yogurt as well.
  • Green onions: Green onions lend a bold flavor to the filling and work well with the taste and aroma of Tuna and cheese. They also add a refreshing color and crunch.
  • Cheese: You can use any of your favorite cheeses such as Cheddar, Feta, or Goat Cheese. Monterey Jack also works well.
  • Butter: use butter at room temperature to brush the top of these bites. This creates a nice golden brown top with a slight crispiness.
  • Poppy seeds/ Black sesame seeds: These two work to make a beautiful top of these Tuna melt bites.

Optional ingredients

Although the recipe is perfect, you can spice things up a bit by using some additional ingredients such as Dijon Mustard. Although it is optional, Dijon mustard introduces a depth of flavor to your regular Tuna Melt Bites. It makes the filling rich and creamier.

You can also add a bit of Sriracha sauce to the tuna mixture to make it more bold and spicier.

If you like more vegetables in your meals, try adding a slice of Tomato, or chopped lettuce, carrots, avocados, or olives to the tuna bites.

Lemon juice can also make this recipe more flavorful and tangy.

How to make Cheesy Tuna Melt Bites:

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 12 bites

Step 1: Make the Tuna Mix Filling????

preparing tuna for filling

For the state, grab a bowl and get ready to jazz up that canned tuna. Add the drained tuna, mayonnaise, green onions, a pinch of salt, and a sprinkle of pepper.

Mix it all together until everything’s well combined.

Step 3: Setting the pastry crust ????

Preheat your oven to around 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

preparing biscuit dough for tuna melt bites

Cut out the biscuit roll dough or pastry crust into circles. Lay them out on the baking sheet and glaze with a bit of butter.

filling tuna and cheese into biscuit dough

Spoon a generous amount of the tuna mixture onto the bottom half of each circle. Load the cheese over the tuna. Place another circle of biscuit dough over the top and seal the edges close.

Grab a pastry brush or just a regular ol’ spoon and brush a little melted butter over the tops of your buns. This will give them that gorgeous golden color when they’re baked to perfection.

Sprinkle poppy seeds or black sesame seeds as per your preference.

Tuna Melt Bites bough for baking in oven

Step 4: Into the Oven ????

Slide your baking sheet into the preheated oven and let the magic happen. Bake those bites for about 18-22 minutes at 375C or until the cheese is gooey and melty, and the tops are beautifully toasted.

Baked Tuna Melt Bites

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy

Remove from oven and serve while they are still warm.

The wait is over! It’s time to grab your masterpiece Cheesy Tuna Melt Bites and indulge in their melty, cheesy, tuna-packed glory.

Storage and Freezing

How to Store Tuna Melt Bites?

At Room Temperature:

If you’re planning to gobble up your bites within a day, you can leave them at room temperature in an airtight container. They’ll stay delicious and ready for munching.


  •  Want to make your bites last a bit longer? Pop them in the fridge!
  • Place them in an airtight container or wrap them in plastic wrap. Just remember, after a day or two, the buns might lose a bit of their crispiness, but the flavors will still be on point.

How to Freeze Tuna Melt Bites?

  • Wrap each bite tightly in plastic wrap. This will keep those flavors locked in and prevent any freezer burn.
  • After the plastic wrap pop your wrapped bites into a resealable plastic bag. This extra layer of protection keeps them safe from freezer funk.
  • Lay the bag flat in your freezer so the bites freeze without getting squished. Once they’re solid as a rock, you can rearrange things in your freezer to your heart’s content.

Defrost and Enjoy:

  • Take your bites out of the freezer and let them thaw in the fridge. This gradual thawing helps maintain the texture and flavor.

How to Reheat Tuna Melt Bites?

To get that melty, gooey goodness back, pop them in the oven at a low temperature (around 300°F/150°C) until they’re heated through. This will help bring back their crispy charm too.

Other Cookies, Biscuit and Desserts You Can Try

What to serve with Cheesy Tuna Melt Bites?

You can serve these cheesy, fulfilling Tuna Bites with the following snacks to complete your snack platter;

Cheesy Tuna Melt Bites

Cheesy Tuna Melt Bites

Adalynn Ward
Here is one of mouthwatering Cheesy Tuna Melt Bites you will simply love! These little bites of heaven are perfect for a quick snack, a party appetizer, or just to satisfy those cheesy cravings that strike at any time.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish
Servings 12 bites


  • 1 can Canned Tuna drained
  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Biscuit roll dough or pastry crust
  • 2 tbsp Butter melted
  • Poppy seeds / Black sesame seeds

How to Make?

  • In a bowl, mix drained tuna, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the pastry crust or biscuit dough into circles and arrange them on a baking sheet.
  • Spoon the tuna mixture onto the bottom halves of the crust. Top it with grated cheese.
  • Cover with another biscuit dough circle and seal the edges.
  • Brush melted butter over the tops of the bites.
  • Sprinkle poppy seeds or black sesame seeds.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 18-22 minutes at 375C until the cheese is melted and the buns are toasted.
  • Enjoy your Cheesy Tuna Melt Bites warm and gooey!


Serving: 1biteCalories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 8.1gProtein: 7.3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4.7gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 216mgPotassium: 69mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.4gCalcium: 78mg
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