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What is a tuna melt sandwich

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time15 mins

Every diner has a Tuna Melt on the menu but what is a tuna melt sandwich? Find the answers here and discover a few secrets to making a great tuna melt in your kitchen. [Ad free recipe]

What is a tuna melt sandwich on a plate served with dill pickle spear

 8 oz tuna (2 cans - We use fresh tuna steak)
 2 oz green olives (chopped)
 2 oz kosher dill pickles (chopped)
 1 tbsp mayonnaise
 8 slices light rye bread
 softened butter (margarine OK)
 2 tsp crushed red peppers (optional)
Our Secret Ingredients
 1 avocado
 1 tbsp whipped cream cheese
 2 tsp Dijon mustard
 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Chop olives and pickles. Chop tuna. Cut open avocado.


In a mixing bowl, combine tuna, olives, pickles, mayonnaise, cream cheese and Dijon mustard. Mix together until ingredients are well combined. Note: We use fresh tuna steak because it is much healthier. ( See article from Whole Foods )

What is a tuna melt sandwich preparation instructions


Add shredded cheese and mix together. If you opt to use crushed peppers, add them now.


Spread equal amounts of tuna mixture on 4 slices of rye bread. Put slice of rye bread on top. Lightly butter the top slice.


Heat a large skillet on medium. Carefully place 2 of the sandwiches in skillet with buttered side down. Butter the top slices.


Cook for 1-2 minutes. Check bottoms for a nice degree of brown. Once brown, flip sandwich in skillet. Again cook for 1-2 minutes while checking for a crispy brown look. Remove sandwiches from skillet. Note: Carefully watch the sandwiches as they cook. Otherwise, you will end up with a burnt tuna melt sandwich. (see photo)

What is a tuna melt sandwich be careful not to burn it like this one


Repeat step 4 through step 6 for other two sandwiches.


Cut in half and serve on plates. Serve with dill pickle spears for a more authentic taste. So what is a tuna melt sandwich - This is it!

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Servings 4