This easy Grilled Tuna Melt makes a great lunch or quick dinner!
When I was a little girl our family had grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner at least once a month. Mom usually served them with creamy tomato soup and potato chips on the side. Mmmm good!
Simple sandwiches are a great way to pull together a quick meal –or cheap meal — depending on your needs. Not every adult palate enjoys a simple tuna or grilled cheese sandwich, though. Combining the two as a grilled tuna & cheese sandwich with tomato may do the trick. Save the simpler version for the kids!
First, a couple of tips to make it perfect every time.
Tip #1 – pre-heat your pan on medium heat for 2 – 3 minutes
Tip #2 – cover the pan with a lid or cookie sheet to keep the heat in. (Use a pot holder to remove it.)
Tip #3 – brown the first side for about 1 minute and turn right away, to avoid burning. If it needs more cooking you can flip it back again several times. Just don’t leave any one side on too long.
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Easy Grilled Tuna Melt
Easy Grilled Tuna Melt
- 8 slices sandwich bread
- 1 can tuna fish - drained
- 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
- 4 slices American cheese
- 4 slices tomato - sliced thing
- 2 Tbsp butter - softened
- Warm a skillet on medium heat for 3 minutes.
- Mix drained tuna and mayonnaise in a bowl.
- Spoon 1/4 of the tuna mixture onto each of 4 slices bread.
- Place a slice of American cheese on top.
- Add a slice of tomato and top with another slice of bread.
- Butter the top of each sandwich and gently turn over onto the warmed skillet so that butter-side is facing down.
- Butter the top of the sandwich and place a lid on the skillet.
- Turn each sandwich after 1 minute.
- Continue turning occasionally till each side is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
- Remove from skillet.
- Cut each sandwich in half and serve.
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- When a recipe call for House Seasoning Blend, you can use this recipe or substitute salt and pepper to taste.
- I always use unsalted butter in my recipes.
- I always use a meat thermometor to test for doneness when cooking meat. This one is my favorite.
- When a recipe is made in the oven, it should be pre-heated to the temperature in the recipe, unless otherwise noted.
- The nutritional information provided in this recipe is an estimate. Learn more on how I calculate nutritional information for my recipes.