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Tuna Buns

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"A very easy and fast recipe that goes great with soup or as a meal of it's own. It tastes so good the whole family will love it."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, processed cheese food, sweet pickle relish and tuna. Stir in the onion, creamy salad dressing and green olives. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Spoon the mixture onto the hamburger buns, then wrap in aluminum foil.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. or until cheese is thoroughly melted.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 26, 2012

We have made these three times now and will many times again. No kids in our house, he's grown and on his own, but we adults LOVE these! We have done them in hot dog buns and without the olives as I do not like them at all. We have tried different cheese as toppers and trust me when I say EXPERIMENT with the cheese! Thank you so much for this recipe Karen!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 28, 2003

This was more like egg salad than tuna, and way too cheesy. It was OK, but I probably won't make it again. It's worth a shot if you like lots of cheese. It doesn't reheat well at all.


21 Ratings

Sep 14, 2003

I love this! So did my family. I did a little variation - I used 2 boiled eggs instead of 3. I didn't have processed cheese, so I used 3 slices of cheddar and diced them. Cut down a little on the mayo. Added some cracked pepper into the mixture. I omitted the olives (because I'm not into them) but kept the sweet relish and onions, but cut down to half an onion, coz I thought the one I had was too big. I put the mixture on 4 hotdog buns (there is a lot of mixture, but maybe I have small hotdog buns) then I sprinkled paprika and a bit more pepper on top before wrapping in aluminium foil and into the oven. Love it!!! Going to make this again soon.

Apr 29, 2003

Tasty Buns!

Sep 14, 2003

This is very similar to the recipe I make except I use only 2 eggs, mayo, and 4 slices wrapped Kraft American cheese torn into pieces and mixed in. I don't use onion or relish. I do use the olives though. I spread my hot dog or hamburg roll with margarine and put tuna mixture on top. I bake in a 350 oven around 20 min. My kids have grown up on these and love them. So with these changes is why I gave it 5*. Thanks Karen!

Apr 29, 2003

I really liked this method of fixing these sandwiches. I used my own leftover tuna salad and put it on a wheat bun.

Feb 09, 2013

Good flavor and easy to prepare. This had enough variety of flavor that a non-fish eater, as I am, had no trouble eating three of these sandwiches.

Aug 29, 2011

Normally I don't like sweet relish but used it anyway and I'm glad I did! These were wonderful! Oh, didn't have an onion but used green onion, and only had american cheese on hand.


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  • Calories
  • 427 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 180 mg
  • 60%
  • Fat
  • 21.9 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 25.3 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 1045 mg
  • 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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