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Swiss Tuna Melts Recipe

Swiss Tuna Melts Recipe

“We like Swiss Tuna Melts served with homemade vegetable soup,” writes field editor Karen Owen of Rising Sun, Indiana. “You’ll love the crunch that celery gives to the creamy tuna filling.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 can (6 ounces) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Pepper to taste
  • 8 slices bread
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons butter, softened


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the tuna, cheese, onion and celery. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and mayonnaise. Pour over tuna mixture and toss to coat. Spread about 1/2 cup over four slices of bread; top with remaining bread. Butter the outsides of sandwiches.
  • 2. On a griddle or in a large skillet over medium heat, toast sandwiches for 4-5 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Yield: 4 servings.

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Cook38 User ID: 1584232 255895
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2016

"Delicious! My husband's and my favorite way to do tuna!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 79524
Reviewed May. 24, 2014

"Delicious! We absolutely loved these served on sourdough bread."

foodiemomma User ID: 5553422 107719
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"These melts have great consistency when only half of the sour cream and mayo are used."

Calogero Mira User ID: 5937173 72449
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"They seem to be very crunchy."

nebwingnut User ID: 4181304 138250
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2011

"I added a second can of tuna and it was still to running. Next time I will half the mayo and sour cream."

johnsen User ID: 2755435 161154
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"very good. but, way too much sour cream and mayo for 1can of tuna. also, added garlic power and dill relish."

folzhesj User ID: 2791824 152876
Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"I tried this receipe and substituted canned chicken for Tuna and used cheddar cheese instead of swiss because I didn't have those ingredients and it was delicious. My family loved it and suggested that I make it up in advance and store it in the fridge for a quick lunch option."

Bam36718 User ID: 1742100 207644
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2009

"These are very good. Even when I don't have swiss cheese and use american, they still taste great!"

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