Bacon TUNA Melts Recipe (Low Carb)

Bacon Tuna Melts Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

The combination of bacon, cheddar, and garlic will bring you to tuna melt heaven! This bacon tuna melts recipe is quick, high in protein, low in carbs, and absolutely delicious!

Here is the recipe:

  • 2 Cans Tuna in Water
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Lemon & Pepper
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Garlic Salt (or Regular Salt)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Minced Garlic (1 Clove)
  • 5 Tablespoons (75g) Fat Free Mayonnaise
  • 4 Tablespoons (28g) Real Bacon Bits (or Turkey Bacon Bits)
  • 1 Cup (100g) Celery
  • 2/3 Cup (56g) Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Calories: 508
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Sodium: 1652mg
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 68g

Calories per BT Melt (if you make 2):

  • Calories: 254
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Sodium: 826mg
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3.5g
  • Protein: 34g

Drain your Tuna. Chop up your Celery. Combine all of your ingredients together into a bowl. Shape your melts (I prefer making 2). Cut 2 squares (or however many you’re making) of aluminum foil that are large enough to fold over each melt. Fold the aluminum foil over your melts so that they are sealed. Place your wrapped melts on a baking sheet. Bake on 350°F/176°C for 15:00. Enjoy!


  • Use white cheddar rice cakes instead of bread!

About the author

The Protein Chef

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.


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