Tuna Salad Sandwich Recipe
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Tuna Salad Sandwich Recipe

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I gave Mom's original recipe a boost by adding onion and green pepper to these delightfully different tuna sandwiches. With hard-cooked eggs and cheese, the filling tastes fresh, not fishy, and the rolls stay nice and crispy. -Nancy Selig, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 8 kaiser rolls, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 507 calories, 33g fat (8g saturated fat), 190mg cholesterol, 834mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine eggs and tuna. Add the cheese, green pepper, onion, garlic, salt and pepper; mix well. Stir in the Miracle Whip.
  2. Spoon about 1/2 cup onto each roll; wrap individually in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Tuna Burgers in Taste of Home April/May 1996, p29

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Rach1 User ID: 3725987 259201
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2017

"This recipe is always very good when my family and I eat it. It is a very good food for if you just want to have a quick dinner."

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 246675
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2016

"I cut this in half & used celery in place of the green pepper as I didn't have green pepper on hand. I added some creole seasoning which helped boost the flavor, but I still thought it could use something more. Next time I will try adding some mustard."

Kab1225 User ID: 7851136 241343
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2016

"I like to add a pinch of cayenne and a bit of smoked paprika for flavor. Sometimes, if I'm feeling like letting my family splurge, I'll top if off with good ol' melty American cheese (unhealthy? yes, but so tasty!)."

MY REVIEW User ID: 6993142 227707
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2015

"If you like tuna, this could be considered comfort food. I did add some extra seasonings, such as cajun seasoning for some "kick". The filling is soft and some of it will likely come out of the sides as you're eating it--no problem--have a spoon or fork ready to scoop it up!"

MPerfection User ID: 4367514 9369
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

"I can only say they were "allright" Not nothin' to right home to ma about."

devilgrrl User ID: 5356323 9517
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"Very, very tasty, just felt like it needed a little spice to it. A big hit with my family. Will make again!"

buffgirl83 User ID: 3364248 17131
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2008

"I just made this this past weekend out of curiosity and they are fabulous! Next time I will have to cut the recipe down because there were only two of us and one sandwich was filling enough!"

partot User ID: 1036604 8431
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2008

"This is one of the best tuna melt burger recipes we've tried... and continue to make!"

foreverfarm1 User ID: 2917277 6938
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2008

"I first made this about 2 years ago - Wow - are they yummy, easy to make and a great quick dinner! I will be making these tonight!"

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