This sandwich gets a crunchy finish with chips embedded into the bread. I use very special potato chips that were sent to me from Pennsylvania by my dear friend, MP. But if you can't find Utz®, your favorite chip will work just fine. Serve with more chips and pickles.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix tuna, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, and Dijon mustard together in a small bowl. Stir in pickle and red onion. Spread tuna mixture on 2 slices of bread. Top each with 2 slices of Cheddar cheese.

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  • Spread 1 tablespoon cream cheese on each of the remaining 2 slices of bread. Place on top of the Cheddar cheese.

  • Place crushed chips in a shallow bowl. Spread top side of each tuna melt with 1 1/2 teaspoon mayonnaise and press into the chips. Repeat on other side.

  • Heat a dry grill pan over medium-high heat. Toast tuna melts until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.

Cook's Note:

Use a panini press instead of a grill pan to toast the tuna melts if preferred.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

1041.8 calories; 43.5 g protein; 46.5 g carbohydrates; 107 mg cholesterol; 1806.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2016
WOW! I LOVE different kinds of sandwiches like this! I did lightly drain the tuna (I used and Italian oil-packed tuna) b/c I didn't want it to be too runny and I'm glad I did. I only had regular cheddar cheese and Italian bread on hand so I used those. Oh man this is a seriously delicious sandwich! Great blend of flavors and textures. Be sure to keep a stack of napkins on hand this is a messy one lol! I will def be making this again YUM YUM YUM!!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2017
If you stop after the addition of cheese and leave it as an open-faced sandwich without the cream cheese or top bread slice you have a tuna melt. The recipe as it stands is definitely not. Tuna melts are easy. Make your favorite tuna salad recipe (classic New Jersey diners add a little celery onion and a touch of mustard with the mayo nothing else) cover two slices of toasted bread with tuna salad spreading a little thinner than usual. Rye bread is traditional but whole wheat is nice too. Top with your favorite cheese (Cheddar American and Swiss are all traditional) and broil until the cheese melts and begins to brown. Serves 1. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2016
WOW! I LOVE different kinds of sandwiches like this! I did lightly drain the tuna (I used and Italian oil-packed tuna) b/c I didn't want it to be too runny and I'm glad I did. I only had regular cheddar cheese and Italian bread on hand so I used those. Oh man this is a seriously delicious sandwich! Great blend of flavors and textures. Be sure to keep a stack of napkins on hand this is a messy one lol! I will def be making this again YUM YUM YUM!!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2016
WOW! I LOVE different kinds of sandwiches like this! I did lightly drain the tuna (I used and Italian oil-packed tuna) b/c I didn't want it to be too runny and I'm glad I did. I only had regular cheddar cheese and Italian bread on hand so I used those. Oh man this is a seriously delicious sandwich! Great blend of flavors and textures. Be sure to keep a stack of napkins on hand this is a messy one lol! I will def be making this again YUM YUM YUM!!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2016
Left out the mustard. Used sharp cheddar. Need to crush the chips a bit finer next time. Mmmm mmmm good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2017
If you stop after the addition of cheese and leave it as an open-faced sandwich without the cream cheese or top bread slice you have a tuna melt. The recipe as it stands is definitely not. Tuna melts are easy. Make your favorite tuna salad recipe (classic New Jersey diners add a little celery onion and a touch of mustard with the mayo nothing else) cover two slices of toasted bread with tuna salad spreading a little thinner than usual. Rye bread is traditional but whole wheat is nice too. Top with your favorite cheese (Cheddar American and Swiss are all traditional) and broil until the cheese melts and begins to brown. Serves 1. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2018
ok Hiiiii! I really wanted to make my mom something for her birthday. But since she doesn't eat meat I made her this and she said she ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!! I will definitely be using this recipe again ! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2017
I used tuna in water and it turned out good. I would drain the tuna next time because it's a little runny which makes this very messy to eat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2019
An absolute favorite in my household. I can't quite figure out the least messy way to make this but the mess is worth it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2020
Love this recipe! Make it all the time. I have IBS so I use sourdough bread and leave out the onions. If I don't have dill pickles I sub 1 tbsp of relish. If I don't have cheddar I use colby. Also add a little salt and pepper to the tuna mix. Love this sandwich either way! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2019
I never used mustard in tuna but it was good! I didn't use irish cheddar or whole grain bread. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2019
I thought it was good but I didn't have cream cheese on hand so I used more mayonnaise instead. Next time I will use the cream cheese. The only problem was too much filling for only two sandwiches and the filling spilled; out of course it was still good so I didn't care. Read More