Tuna Melt

Tuna Melt mixes tinned fish with cheese and crunchy chips inside buttery toasted bread, perfect for lunch.
Tuna Melt

Tuna Melt

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Tuna Melt  is my recipe of the day with Fish  Friday Foodies. We post jointly on the third Friday of the month on a common topic. This week the topic is Wendy’s and she suggested we make recipes using canned or tinned fish.

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Tuna Melt

I know there are different camps on canned tuna, but I am good with it. I have grown up with it and don’t eat it often enough to be a concern. And a good tuna sandwich is a hard thing to not curl up with and purr like a cat.

I love a tuna sandwich and generally have them toasted. If it’s plain tuna salad I have that cold on warm toasted white bread. Warmed up, it’s great with melted cheese.

I use American slices. Mind you, I love good cheese and eat most kinds. But the flavor of the American is the classic. As in  grilled cheese itself, which is at its finest when at its most simple. Am cheese on crappy white bread.

Putting crushed chips in a sandwich is something I’ve done since I was a kid. I did not invert it.  All kids did that,  especially in a bologna sandwich for school lunch. With those little bags of chips.

I prefer ruffles or ripples chips because they are a tiny bit thicker and sturdy. Kettle chips are also nice. Feel free to pile in more chips if you like mega crunch.

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Tuna Melt:

Tuna Melt

Sue Lau
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Dish, Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 796 kcal


  • 1 griddle or skillet


Tuna Mix: (Yield 1-1/2 cups)

  • 10 ounces canned tuna drained
  • 1/4 cup minced dill pickle
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 2 teaspoons dried chives
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar

Sandwich details:

  • 6 slices bread
  • 6 slices American cheese
  • 3/4 cup crushed ripple potato chips
  • 3 tablespoons soft butter


  • Stir together tuna mix and set aside.
  • Spread one side of each slice of bread with butter.
  • Sandwich with cheese, crushed chips and half cup filling.
  • Griddle on the stovetop in an appropriate pan over med-low heat until golden on both sides.


From the kitchen of palaablepastime.com


Calories: 796kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 34gFat: 54gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 1642mgPotassium: 695mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 3085IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 572mgIron: 5mg
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