Keto tuna cheese melt

Keto tuna cheese melt

Cheesy, creamy and silky, this tuna melt is elegant and satisfying. Serve with simple oopsie bread, and get ready to fall in love!

Keto tuna cheese melt

Cheesy, creamy and silky, this tuna melt is elegant and satisfying. Serve with simple oopsie bread, and get ready to fall in love!
4 servingservings


Oopsie bread
  • 3 3 eggeggs
  • 4½ oz. 125 g cream cheese
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch salt
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp (5 g) ground psyllium husk powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp (2.5 g) baking powder
Tuna mix
  • 1 cup 225 ml mayonnaise or sour cream
  • 4 4 celery stalkcelery stalks
  • 2 oz. 50 g dill pickle, choppeddill pickles, chopped
  • 8 oz. 225 g tuna in olive oil
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 1 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 10 oz. 275 g shredded cheese
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp cayenne pepper or paprika powder
For serving
  • 5 oz. 150 g leafy greens
  • olive oil


Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

Oopsie bread

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).
  2. Separate the egg yolks into one bowl and the egg whites into another.
  3. Whip egg whites together with salt until very stiff. You should be able to turn the bowl over without the egg whites moving.
  4. Mix the egg yolks and the cream cheese well. Add the psyllium seed husk and baking powder.
  5. Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mix – try to keep the air in the egg whites.
  6. Make 2 oopsies per serving and place on a parchment-lined baking tray.
  7. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 25 minutes – until they turn golden.

Tuna mix and serving

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mix the salad ingredients well.
  3. Place the bread slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread the tuna mix on the bread and sprinkle cheese on top.
  4. Add some paprika powder or cayenne pepper.
  5. Bake in oven until the cheese has turned a nice color, about 15 minutes. Serve the sandwich with some leafy greens drizzled with olive oil.


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  1. Benjamin
    Great! I used salmon instead of tuna.
  2. Patty
    I love it!!!! I could eat this everyday!!
  3. Jezman
    Am I right in assuming when it says 5 cans of tuna it means the small single serve ones??
    Reply: #9
  4. miranda
    I like this so much. Never heard of it in this way, here in Holland, but it's one of my favorites now.
  5. Anastasia
    What else we can use instead of ground psyllium husk powder?
  6. Brigitte
    I was too lazy to make oopsies, so I used my convenience frozen slices of egg plant with tomato puree instead. Works just as well and tastes great. My mum is not a low carber, she got her portion on a multigrain bread and was very happy with it as well.
  7. Pamela
    What size can of tuna?
  8. Belinda
    a large flat mushroom is another simple option to use in place of the oopsie bread
  9. Lilian
    I'd check the number of people. My recipe for 1 is one can of tuna which suggests yours is set for 5 persons. Number of persons is immediately below the Ingredients list.
  10. Mame
    I made this using two different bases: roasted eggplant slices and the 'naan' recipe from this site.
    It was excellent both ways.

    I used 4 cans of 6oz tuna (in water) and that was more than enough for 6+ servings.

  11. Teresa
    I can't find the comment I made about ten minutes ago regarding missing ingredients but it looks like the ingredients are only missing when using Google Chrome. I went back in just on the internet and they are all there so I'm a lot happier now!
    Try with a flattened turkey steak
  13. Karl
    This is a great dish! Although the recipe was kind of hard to follow. It should have shown how to make the bread first, not last.
  14. Joanne Leroux
    This is excellent, but I did use half the mayonnaise (it would have been too watery otherwise), half the celery because I don't care for the taste of it, and it DOES need a little onion flavour; I added a slight amount of green onion. I also used tuna in vegetable broth because that is what I had. I also added some Tabasco to the tuna mixture.
  15. Ann
    My oppsie bread did not turn out ;( I followed directions but my egg whites wouldn't whip like they said they would... added a little and then a lot of salt... used a mixer. They also stuck to the parchment paper so bad I couldn't even eat them even though I sprayed with Pam generously ahead of time.... Any suggestions?
    Reply: #21
  16. Georgina
    I have a question: On The hamburger patties with sautéed cabbage, can I replace the cabbage for Tofu noodles, which are called Tofu Shirataki noodles? They are very 1 gr. of net carbs.
    Thank you!
    Reply: #47
  17. kayla
    I looked up the price of psyllium husk powder and am not willing to overspend. What can be substituted for this? Can I use the metamucil form?
  18. Tina
    I had some Metamucil pills in the house. It was quite easy for me to pull the plastic capsules apart and pour them in a measuring spoon. Mine are 6 pills/tsp. (there are 3 tsp./Tbsp.)
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  20. Keto1
    These were delicious. I did substitute Keto Cloud bread for the Oopsie bread though. I couldn't find the Psyllium in the store so looked up the cloud bread recipe (pretty close to Oopsie) and used that instead. We really enjoyed it!
  21. Tanya
    Why would you spray the parchment paper? I have never heard of doing that before. Maybe that was your problem?
  22. Tanya
    I am wondering how well oopsie bread would freeze. I was thinking of making a large batch of it and having it in the freezer so if I wanted I could take out a couple slices and make a quick BLT for lunch or something.
    Reply: #31
  23. Susan
    This would have been SO good not hot, like maybe broil the cheese to melt so it's just warm. I also would do without the oopsie bread, didn't seem worth the trouble
  24. Diana
    Can anyone tell me what dill pickles are? I live in the UK and I don't think we have them here. What could I use instead?
    Reply: #27
  25. Stephanie
    What are the calories in these? Does anyone know?
  26. Nicole
    I see the percentage nutritional information but what is the actual breakdown for the nutritional info?
  27. Tracie
    dill pickles are unsweetened cucumber pickles -- like the French cornichons, but larger. Same flavor and crunch.
  28. Phil
    Love this instead of making the break i use massive break fast mushrooms
  29. Lisa
    Yes, please list protein grams. Since it is heavily suggested if you have stalls and plateaus to watch grams of protein, we need to know those instead of percentages. Would really like to know for Tuna melts and all. THX
  30. Maggie
  31. Leslie
    Did you try freezing the oopsie bread? If so did it work?
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  33. David
    This was very good. I will make this and variations many times now that I'm eating this way.
  34. fozia
    can I make without the husk of his there an alternative. I don't like using husk.
  35. stephanie
    how many pieces of bread are you supposed to have per serving for this meal?
  36. Mai
    I made it without the bread .. so how carbs did i eat? Oh and instead of pickles i used mushrooms 3-4 small tiny ones ... ..
    .. umm let say i used
    1 can of tuna in olive oil
    1 minced garlic clove
    1 tsp galic powder
    1 tsp ground black pepper
    3 small mushrooms
    1 tsp natural olive oil ( it 100% natural cuz my cousin made it)
    1 tsp mayonnaise
    2 tbsp shredded yellow cheese
    ... that it
    .. i really wanna know how carbs in that?
    Reply: #40
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  38. Cesar
    Amazing recipe. Thank you.
  39. Dawn
    This was really good. I did a few little changes though. Sprinkled some dried minced onion on the oopsie bread before baking, added a splash of balsamic vinegar to the tuna mixture n used a slice of thin cheese on top since no shredded on hand.
  40. Mary ann
    Sounds great.. but can't copy your recipe can you send it to my mailbox thank you
    Please send to

    Thank you

  41. Mary ann
    Mai.. the above request for receive is meant for u.. thanks.
  42. Pint Fermin
    My oopsie bread was a straight up oopsie! I guess you can over whip egg whites because I used my hand blender and it liquefied those whites and there were no foamy peaks to speak of. So instead of pouring the mess in the trash, I poured it into my waffle maker - it was a brilliant solution and one that will be repeated on purpose! I made 4 of these waffles using this recipe and we had savory tuna waffles instead. Loved it!
  43. TINA
    OOPS Bread was great...However, I used albacore tuna in the pack they had no olive oil, so I added 2tsp of olive oil.
    But it was very tasty, will make again.
  44. Elizabeth
    Fantastic! So delicious! One of my favourite Keto recipes. My cloud/oopsie bread turned out perfectly. Only took about 5 minutes to put it together. Then made my tuna salad while it baked. If I could make one suggestion - mix the cream cheese and egg yolk first, then whip the egg whites. (I used the whisk attachments on my handheld blender and they whipped up perfectly.) I ran out of parchment and used waxed paper (not sure if you're supposed to - but it worked!) . I put hot sauce on top when the tuna melts came out of the oven - very tasty. Can't wait to make this again!
  45. Kathleen
    Great recipe. We love oopsies but I wanted to try the tuna melts with DD's golden sesame bread. Wow, it was so good!
  46. Sylvia
    that 10oz of cheese for 4 servings was a lot. Is that the correct amount? just want to make sure my scale not broken!
  47. Linda
    Georgina, tofu is made from soy which is not recommended in a keto/LCHF diet.
  48. Boatbaker
    You can’t mix the egg whites. To ensure the bread is air light, you need to whisk the egg whites with a fork ( good exercise for 15 minutes or with a hand or electrical whisk.
  49. Vanessa
    What can be used in place of psyllium husk powder due to allergy to psyllium husk powder?
    Reply: #50
  50. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What can be used in place of psyllium husk powder due to allergy to psyllium husk powder?

    Some people have luck with flax or chia, but we have not tested them in this recipe.

  51. weidner.mariat
    This looks amazing and I can't wait to try it. One little tip on whipping egg whites into peaks: it's best to start with room temp eggs. A touch of cream of tartar is also good to help those peaks along and get a little potassium kick to boot!
  52. Ronnie
    What other alternatives are there to oppose bread? Is there a bread you can make in advance and use as needed?
  53. Ronnie
    Sorry oopsie bread. Embarrassing spell-checker!
    Reply: #54
  54. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Sorry oopsie bread. Embarrassing spell-checker!

    Here are our top keto bread recipes.

  55. Cree mh
    Amazing recipe. The bread was great, super easy. The melt itself was the best I’ve ever had!
  56. Collett
    If I make some then do can put freezer? Thank
    Reply: #57
  57. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    If I make some then do can put freezer? Thank

    You can freeze the oopsie bread, but I would not freeze the tuna.

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