Thai Tuna Melts is an easy lunch recipe that you can make in minutes! You will love the delicious and unique flavor of this take on the classic tuna melt!

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Thai Tuna Melts are a lunchtime dream come true. Delicious, check. easy, check. Incredibly fast, check. You can even make these ahead of time and throw in your toaster oven or oven at lunch time! This healthy tuna melt is going to become your go to lunch!

While these Thai Tuna Melts are delicious and such a great way to have a protein packed lunch, the StarKist Tuna Creations® BOLD flavors are so tasty you can eat them straight from the pouch, no can opener or draining necessary, just Tear. Eat. and Go! Its convenient and healthy and perfect for eating on busy days at your desk or on the go. Each pouch is less than 110 calories, but has enough protein to keep you full! I have to eat a lot of protein at lunch or find myself starving by 3 o’ clock!

There are six different delicious BOLD varieties, and they are all so good but, I used the StarKist Tuna Creations® BOLD Thai Chili Style for this tuna melt recipe and the flavor is incredible! Premium chunk light tuna, with spicy chili peppers and a touch of sweetness tastes so good warmed up on the toasted croissant. You could even eat this sandwich cold, but I prefer a hot tuna melt.

Thai cooking doesn’t traditionally include any dairy products but what’s a tuna melt without any cheese?! I used a mild cheddar so it doesn’t compete with the flavors of the tuna, but you could use whatever you have on hand or like! I love an opened face tuna melt sandwich, but there is nothing better than a fresh croissant, is there? It is the perfect receptacle for this sandwich.

The slaw adds great texture and crunch to this easy recipe. It’s so easy too. I use a store bought avocado cilantro dressing and a premade mix of veggies from the produce department. I love the broccoli slaw mix, but you could use traditional slaw as well! I actually use this slaw for a few other recipes and it is great for topping pulled pork or chicken sandwiches! If you cannot find the cilantro avocado dressing, you could substitute with cucumber ranch dressing or just traditional ranch.

If you are looking for an easy light idea or even a light dinner, then you have to try these Thai Tuna Melts! You will love how quickly these come together and how much flavor is packed into each delicious bite!

How to make Thai Tuna Melts 

Thai Tuna Melts with Broccoli Slaw

These easy Thai Tuna Melts are so incredibly easy and fast! In less than 5 minutes, you have a healthy and flavorful, hot toasted sandwich!

Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Author Amanda @ Old House to New Home


  • 2 pouches StarKist Tuna Creations® BOLD Thai Chili Style
  • 1 cup store bought broccoli slaw
  • 1/2 cup cilantro avocado dressing
  • 1 slice mild white cheddar cheese
  • 2 croissants sliced in half


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 

  2. In a small bowl, mix together the broccoli slaw and the dressing. Stir well. 

  3. Pour contents of one tuna pouch onto bottom of a croissant. Top with half a slice of cheese. Repeat with other pouch. Put croissants on a baking sheet. Leave the lid of the croissant off. Place in over for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and croissant starts to brown. 

  4. Remove from oven and top with broccoli slaw. Put top of croissant on and serve. 

Thai Tuna Melts are a delicious take on the classic tuna melt! Served with broccoli slaw on an croissant, this lunch idea only takes 5 minutes to make!

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