Tuna Cheese-Waffle Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min


4 sandwiches

Updated: Oct. 27, 2023
I love cheddar waffles (or chaffles) as well as tuna salad sandwiches. Combining the two makes for an incredible lunchtime stack. The dill pickles in both the waffles and salad add extra crunch and flavor. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois
Tuna Cheese-Waffle Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cans light tuna in water (5 ounces each), well drained
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup diced dill pickle, divided
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices tomato
  • Lettuce leaves, optional


  1. Preheat waffle maker. In a large bowl, whisk mayonnaise and cream cheese until smooth. Add tuna, celery, onion, parsley, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons diced pickles. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs. In the preheated waffle maker, sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese and half the remaining pickles. Pour half the whisked egg over the cheese. Top with 1/2 cup cheese. Close lid and bake according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown, 4-5 minutes. Repeat with remaining cheese, pickles and eggs.
  3. Spread the tuna mixture evenly over half the waffle pieces; top with tomatoes, lettuce leaves if desired, and remaining waffle pieces to make sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 515 calories, 39g fat (16g saturated fat), 281mg cholesterol, 881mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 34g protein.