Bacon Tuna Melts

2 Melts254 cals

A healthy melt recipe with canned tuna is here! These Bacon Tuna Melts are high in protein, low carb, and packed with flavor. If you’re looking for a quick lunch or dinner recipe that takes just a few minutes to meal prep then you’re going to love this one.

Start by taking out a bowl big enough to mix all of your ingredients in and 2 cans of drained your choice tuna. I went with a solid white in water today.

Add your drained tuna into your bowl followed by 1/4 teaspoon of lemon pepper, 1/8 teaspoon of garlic salt, 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic, 5 tablespoons of fat free mayonnaise, 4 tablespoons of bacon bits, 1 cup of chopped celery, and 2/3 cup of a reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese.

Mix all of those ingredients together until everything is incorporated.

Take out some aluminum foil and cut squares of it into however many bacon tuna melts you’re going to make. I’m making 2 with the amount of ingredients we’re using here. Feel free to double or triple the recipe and make even more!

Shape your mix, place it into the center of your squares, and fold/wrap the aluminum foil around your shaped bacon tuna melts mix.

Place your wrapped squares onto a baking sheet and put them into the oven on 350F/176C for around 15 minutes. Keep in mind that cooking time may change depending on how many you’re making and how big or small you make them.

Remove your melts from the oven and eat them as is or with your favorite bread!

Pro tip? Put your melt onto a white cheddar rice cake instead of bread.

Ready for a high protein dessert? How about a Protein Banana Cream Pie?

Bacon Tuna Melts Recipe

Bacon Tuna Melts

A quick homemade melt recipe made with common ingredients! These Bacon Tuna Melts are high in protein, low in carbs, and prepped in minutes.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, healthy, low carb, tuna melts
Servings: 2 Melts
Calories: 254kcal
Cost: $4.40

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  • 2 Cans Tuna
  • ¼ Teaspoon Lemon Pepper
  • Teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Minced Garlic - 1 Clove
  • 5 Tablespoons Mayonnaise - Fat Free
  • 4 Tablespoons Bacon Bits
  • 1 Cup Celery
  • Cup Cheddar Cheese - Reduced Fat


  • Drain your Tuna
  • Chop up your Celery
  • Combine all of your ingredients together into a bowl
  • Mix them
  • Shape your 2 melts
  • Cut 2 squares of aluminum foil that are large enough to fold over each melt
  • Fold the aluminum foil over your melts (seal them)
  • Place your wrapped melts on a baking sheet
  • Bake on 350F/176C for 15 minutes



Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 508
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Sodium: 1652mg
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 68g
Calories per Melt (if you make 2):
  • Calories: 254
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Sodium: 826mg
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3.5g
  • Protein: 34g


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Sodium: 826mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3.5g


  1. Brandon on February 15, 2016 at 12:00 am

    First off all of your stuff is amazing! Can you use canned chicken in this recipe instead of tuna? Thanks keep up the great work!

    • Derek Howes on February 19, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Thanks Brandon! Yes, absolutely man. Canned chicken works great with this one.

  2. aaron on March 28, 2015 at 12:00 am

    AWESOME!! My wife made this for me today and it was amazing! The only thing we did differently was use onions instead of the celery. I’ll have to look are your other stuff I just discovered your recipes today.

  3. Jackie on July 24, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Hey Derek , it was very good, but for some reason they came out like a blob of mush? Almost looked more like a tuna dip I don’t now why thar happened. Any clues?

  4. Richard Aguilar on May 1, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Omg… so good. I made it for dinner and the wife loved it. Now I got to find something easy for breakfast.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Holly on December 30, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Loved it! It was very easy to follow your directions.

  6. Walt on June 20, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Just ate them with a fork and ate the rice cake after. I am going to try the water ones next.

    • Derek Howes on June 21, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Awesome! Let me know how they turn out.

  7. Walt on June 17, 2013 at 12:00 am


    How do I get these to be more patty like? In my tuna, they just are sloppy and slide all around…. Admittly I did use the tuna in oil by accident and not water…

    • Derek Howes on June 18, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Hi Walt! I’d guess the oil was your problem with the texture. Could you not pick them up at all? With water you have the ability to fully drain them – oil is a bit harder to gauge.

  8. Erik on June 5, 2013 at 12:00 am


    Are you kidding me!? Just blew out a taste-bud noshing on one of these. For anyone just getting ready to make these: just follow the directions and properly prepare yourself for a little taste of what the angels eat. The proper rice cake selection can only add to this awesomeness (good thing for me the store is a few short blocks away).

    And Derek keep making more videos you’re making my life easy and fridge full.

    • Derek Howes on June 6, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Hahaha! I’m so glad someone tried it with the rice cake, my absolute favorite thing to do! Thanks for the comment Erik, always appreciate your feedback.

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