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Tuna Cheese Melts

 Tuna Cheese Melts
This sandwich dresses up a typical tuna sandwich with American cheese and rye bread spread with a mixture of sour cream and garlic salt. Cooked in a skillet, this sandwich oozes with flavor.—Bernadine Dirmeyer, Harpster, Ohio
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 8 slices rye or white bread
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 slices process American cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided


  • In a small bowl, combine sour cream and garlic salt; spread on one
  • side of each slice of bread. In another small bowl, combine tuna and
  • mayonnaise; spread on four slices of bread. Top with cheese and
  • remaining bread; gently press together.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add
  • two sandwiches; toast sandwiches until bread is lightly browned on
  • both sides and cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining butter and
  • sandwiches.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.