Cacio e Pepe-Inspired Tuna Melt Recipe

Chosen Team

We teamed up with our friends at Wild Planet to create this decadent Cacio e Pepe-inspired Tuna Melt! Indulge in the rich flavors of Wild Planet's Albacore Wild Tuna, black pepper, and fresh parsley, harmoniously layered with fontina, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses. 

Craving that perfect crunch? Look no further than our Classic Mayo and parmesan cheese on the bread's surface. Get ready to savor every cheesy, crispy bite! 🥪 


Cacio e Pepe-Inspired Tuna Melt

 Makes 2-3 sandwiches.


Ingredients For Cacio e Pepe Inspired Tuna Melt Recipe

Ingredients For Spread:

¾ cup of Chosen Foods Classic Mayo

¼ cup Parmesan cheese

Fresh ground Black Pepper


Ingredients For Tuna Salad: 

2 (5oz) cans Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna

½ cup of Chosen Foods Classic Mayo

1 Shallot, finely chopped

1 Tbsp fresh Lemon juice

Fresh ground Black Pepper

1 Tbsp fresh Parsley, chopped

⅓ cup Fontina cheese, freshly grated

⅓ cup Mozzarella cheese, freshly grated

¼ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated


Directions For Cacio e Pepe Inspired Tuna Melt Recipe

  1. In a small bowl, mix ¾ cup of Chosen Foods Classic Mayo with ¼ cup parmesan and fresh ground black pepper
  2. In a separate bowl, combine 2 (5oz) cans Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna with ½ cup of Chosen Foods Classic Mayo, 1 finely chopped shallot, 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, ground black pepper, and 1 Tbsp fresh parsley.
  3. In a third bowl, mix together freshly grated fontina cheese, mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. 
  4. To assemble: spread mayonnaise & parmesan mixture on the outside of two slices of sourdough bread. On the inside, heavily spread the tuna mixture on the bread & top with a generous amount of the cheese mixture. Put the second piece of bread on top
  5. Warm up a pan on the stove on low heat and place the sandwich on the pan. Cover, and heat until the outside of the bread is browned and crispy. Flip and repeat on the second side, until cheese is fully melted and the bread is crispy & browned.
  6. Repeat, if making second or third sandwiches.
  7. Enjoy!