Prep Time: 30 min.

This delicious Easy Tuna Melt Dip, with sharp cheddar cheese and a hint of tabasco, makes the perfect light lunch or snack.

It has all the cheesy, gooeyness of a classic tuna melt sandwich, but it's a great choice if you're after something lighter.

Enjoy this tuna melt dip with all your favorite crisp veggies, chips, or crackers. Or serve it as a tasty starter at your next dinner party. 

You can make it in advance, store it in the fridge, and bake it just before your guests arrive. Sprinkle on some green onions, and you've got a perfect cheddar tuna melt dip everyone will love.



1. Turn on the oven to 200ºC (392ºF).

2. Drain the tuna.

3. Shred the cheddar.

4. Mix tuna, red onion, cream cheese, and mayo.

5. Add half the shredded cheddar, paprika, tabasco, sea salt, and pepper to the tuna.

6. Place the tuna mixture in a baking dish.

7. Top with the remaining shredded cheese.

8. Bake for approximately 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden.

9. Sprinkle with chopped green onion.

10. Remove from the oven and serve on a platter with cucumber, celery, carrots, crackers, or tortilla chips.