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Tuna Grilled Cheese Recipe

tuna grilled cheese
An excellent choice in preparing food for Lent is a tuna grilled cheese sandwich. This grilled cheese is so easy to prepare and consists of very few ingredients. In this recipe, canned tuna is mixed with mayonnaise, green onion, and lemon juice. You can experiment with different types of pieces of bread and cheeses for this recipe if you wish. Some good options for bread would be wheat, multigrain or pumpernickel. The cheddar cheese can easily be replaced with Swiss or American. The ingredients are only enough to make one sandwich, but you can easily double or triple them to make more servings. I like to serve this tuna grilled cheese with French fries. Enjoy.

tuna grilled cheese

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Tuna Grilled Cheese Recipe

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  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x


  • 1 (3 ounces) can white tuna in water (drained, flaked)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onions
  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • 1 slice cheddar cheese
  • butter (for spreading)


  1. In a medium bowl combine tuna, mayonnaise, and green onions. Mix until well combined.
  2. Spread the tuna fish mixture onto the top of a slice of bread.
  3. Top with a slice of cheese. Place the other slice onto the sandwich and spread a layer of butter on top.
  4. Heat a griddle or skillet to medium-high heat. Add the sandwich butter-side down and cook until golden brown on the bottom (about 3 minutes).
  5. Spread another thin layer of butter onto the top of the top slice of bread. Flip the sandwich over and cook until golden brown on the other side.
  • Author: Bobby
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Lea Andersen

Wednesday 18th of March 2015

I've been preparing tuna sandwich for my kids, they love it but I am too worry that days will come where they will tell me, they wouldn't like it anymore. Good thing I hopped in here, this is my first time here in your blog, but maybe with the coming days I'll be an avid follower. I really loved this tuna grilled cheese. My sons will really like it. I'll prepare this for the school pack with some hk best dim sum.


Tuesday 17th of March 2015

My mom has been making a similar version of this delectable grilled tuna sandwich for as long as I can remember. It seems that it was very popular sometime in the late 50s and in the 60s at either "The Farm Shop" (or) "Friendly's" restaurants in CT. (I don't think they're around anymore). I now make this sandwich from time to time, since my family and I all enjoy it. Thanks for posting what is an 'old favorite' for some of us. I enjoy receiving your Blog, and I've prepared many of your terrific recipes, all with excellent results. Thanks Bobby, and keep 'em commin'.