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Grilled Tuna and Cheddar Sandwiches

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Warning, these sammies are huge and are messy to eat. Good to share for two.


  • 2 5 oz cans tuna, drained
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 heaping Tbsp. dill pickles, chopped and juice squeezed out
  • 2 heaping tsp. dried minced onions
  • Cheddar cheese slices (I like sharp), enough to cover two slices of bread
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  • 4 slices bread of your choosing (I like sourdough)
  • Butter, softened, for browning or mayonnaise if you prefer ;-)


Mix first five ingredients in a bowl. Top two slices of bread with the cheese slices; spread the tuna mix equally on top of the cheese and then top with the other two slices of bread.

Butter the outside of the sandwiches like you normally would for a plain grilled cheese sandwich.

Cook, cheese side down, in a large skillet over medium to medium high heat until cheese is melted and bread is browned, turn and press gently with a spatula and cook until that side is browned.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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February 24, 20100 found this helpful

This sounds wonderful!

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February 25, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks, Lewis :-) They're to die for :-)

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February 23, 20100 found this helpful


  • 2 cans water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped green olives
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • dash pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns, split


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, combine tuna, celery, onion, cheese, olives, mayonnaise and pepper. Divide tuna mixture evenly among buns. Wrap sandwiches loosely in aluminum foil. Place on baking sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes or until heated through.


By Robin from Washington, IA


Hot Tuna and Cheddar Sandwiches

You just have the nicest recipes. Thank you for posting! (03/28/2007)

By cookwie

Hot Tuna and Cheddar Sandwiches

These were known as tuna melts when I grew up.(03/29/2007)

By imaqt1962

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