Tuna Cheese Melts

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 13, 2023
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


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 8 slices rye or white bread
  • 1 pouch (6.40 ounces) light tuna
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 slices process American cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 482 calories, 30g fat (15g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 1099mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 19g protein.