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Tune-a-Piano Sandwiches Recipe

Tune-a-Piano Sandwiches Recipe

Slices of pumpernickel and white bread are the key to creating the fun piano shape of these munchable ivories. A tempting tuna filling flecked with cheese is sure to tickle the taste buds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 17 slices white bread
  • 2 slices pumpernickel bread
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tuna, drained
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, divided
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons diced celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1. Remove crusts from bread. Cut white bread into 1-in. strips. Cut pumpernickel bread into 1/2-in. strips, then cut each in half widthwise. In a bowl, combine tuna, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, cheese, onion, celery, dill, salt and pepper. Spread on half of the white bread strips; top with remaining strips. Place side by side on a 3-ft. covered board for "white keys" of keyboard. Spread the remaining mayonnaise on one side of each pumpernickel bread strip. Place over the white strips, mayonnaise side down, for "black keys". See illustration below for placement of keys, repeating patter as necessary until all bread strips are used. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 251 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 413mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

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Unomesowell User ID: 7926372 74591
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

"This sandwich on a platter with a similar but much smaller sandwich shaped like a drum on the same platter... Two little toothpick signs protrude from each: #1 On piano "What's the difference between a piano and a fish?" #2 on piano ""You can't tuna fish!" #3 on drums "BA dum dum"

And that's how you win the annual band potluck lol"

muffinmonster User ID: 2793033 80977
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2011

"So adorable! What a keen idea! Whoever came up with this was one smart person! Have to try it sometime"

lindagene User ID: 2184495 33154
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2010

"This was so much fun to take to my daughter's piano recital many years ago. I do it each year, even though now she plays the flute. We are going to her adult recitals now."

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