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No Bread Keto Tuna Melts

Cheesy Goodness

I love a good tuna melt, but I needed to make this low carb and lose the bread. SO I came up with these simple Keto Tuna Melts pockets.

It’s just mozzarella cheese melted in a way to hold the tuna salad. Then a quick broil to seal the edges.

To Relish or Not?

I really love sweet relish in my tuna. And because I’m not having the bread I felt that this was my compromise. I know they make sugar free relish, but I couldn’t find any at the supermarket.

When it really came down to it my Keto Tuna Melts had such a tiny amount of relish that it doesn’t severely affect the carb count. And because it works for me, I had to add the relish for taste.

You can omit the relish and the american cheese if you really wanted to be super duper keto strict. Please do what works for you.

Crispy edges on these Tuna Melts

The technique

You must use parchment paper….there is no other way around that I know of. I suppose you could use a silpat too, but parchment paper makes the cheese melting and folding a breeze.

Plus, the parchment paper makes the clean up of your keto tuna melts a breeze. You can even wrap your let over little pockets in the parchment paper. Then store in the fridge.

No Bread Low Carb Tuna Melts

Batch Prep

This recipe calls for 6 slices of cheese and one can of tuna, but you could double or even triple this recipe to take you through the week. These Keto Tuna Melts are great on the go and to pack in work lunches.

I would not freeze these guys, but I imagine they would stay fresh in the fridge for several days at a time. Then simply pack several triangles for work of school lunches.

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Pantry Items

One thin I love about these Keto Tuna Melts is that I always have all the ingredients in my kitchen. Can a tuna, some mayo, slices of cheese…I always have these items on hand.

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I must mention here that my local fish market called Santa Monica Seafood really does have the best fish. They service all areas of California, Nevada and Arizona.

Even if I don’t have celery or onion I can still make this great little meal. Pair it with a salad or just on their own, these Keto Tuna Melts might just be my new fast food.


I’d be careful reheating these Keto Tuna Melts. You may be able to carefully reheat in a toaster oven. Microwave might be a too intense for reheating. I’d be careful to over heat because you don’t want a big sloppy mess.

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No Bread Tuna Melt

Tuna Melts

Tuna Melt Pockets are a great Keto meal on the go. Easy to make with ingredients you already have on hand.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
cooling time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy keto, keto lunch, tuna
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 309kcal


  • 1 can tuna packed in water drained
  • 1 tbsp mayo
  • 1 tbsp onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp celery finely chopped
  • 1 tsp relish optional
  • 6 slices provolone cheese


  • In a small bowl mix together the drained tuna, mayo celery and onion. And add the relish if you are using. Using a fork mix all ingredients completely together.
  • Preheat oven to 350*. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place provolone slices onto the parchment paper and place baking sheet in oven for about 5 minutes or until bubbly and melted. Remove from oven and set aside on kitchen counter to cool.
    Tuna Melts Base
  • Turn your oven to broil.
  • Place about a tbsp of the tuna salad onto a corner of the melted provolone cheese squares. Place ⅙ of the tuna salad on top of the melted provolone cheese slice.
    Tuna Melts Base
  • Fold the melted provolone slice over the tuna salad to create a triangle. Press all the edges together making sure the cheese edge has the chance to melt together and make a pocket.
  • Place baking sheet into the broiler for one minute only. Check on your Tuna Melts and watch until the cheese is starting to brown and seal with the bottom cheese.
    Tuna Melts
  • Pull from the oven and let cool on the kitchen counter. Cool the Tuna Melts to luke warm and transfer them to a plate and serve.
  • These Tuna Melts are best completely cooled and stored in the fridge. Great keto finger foods and food on the go.


Parchment paper is absolutely necessary to make these little tuna melt pockets. Omit the onion, celery and relish to reduce carbs.


Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 719mg | Potassium: 207mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 547IU | Calcium: 444mg | Iron: 1mg
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MEDICAL AND NUTRITION DISCLAIMER…Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I am simply recounting and sharing my own experiences on this blog. Nutritional break downs are done using a commercial nutrition calculator. Nothing I express here should be taken as medical advice and you should consult with your doctorbefore starting any diet or exercise program. I provide nutritional information for my recipes simply as a courtesy to my readers, this should never be construed as medical advice.

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  1. Kodidog August 2, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    5 stars
    Delicious! Mine were less beautiful, LOL. They are on the meal rotation now. And I did use the relish..which I could taste, and enjoy.

    1. KELLIE LOGSDON August 3, 2019 at 3:04 am

      I’m so glad you liked these!!! Thank you for commenting.