Mary Pat's Tuna Melt

Mary Pat's Tuna Melt

Leslie Kelly

"This sandwich gets a crunchy finish with chips embedded into the bread. I use very special potato chips that were sent to me from Pennsylvania by my dear friend, MP. But if you can't find Utz®, your favorite chip will work just fine. Serve with more chips and pickles."
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24 m servings 1066 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Calories:
  • 1066 kcal
  • 53%
  • Fat:
  • 77.6 g
  • 119%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.5g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 47 g
  • 94%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 111 mg
  • 37%
  • Sodium:
  • 1858 mg
  • 74%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Mix tuna, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, and Dijon mustard together in a small bowl. Stir in pickle and red onion. Spread tuna mixture on 2 slices of bread. Top each with 2 slices of Cheddar cheese.
  2. Spread 1 tablespoon cream cheese on each of the remaining 2 slices of bread. Place on top of the Cheddar cheese.
  3. Place crushed chips in a shallow bowl. Spread top side of each tuna melt with 1 1/2 teaspoon mayonnaise and press into the chips. Repeat on other side.
  4. Heat a dry grill pan over medium-high heat. Toast tuna melts until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Use a panini press instead of a grill pan to toast the tuna melts if preferred.
  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.


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WOW! I LOVE different kinds of sandwiches like this! I did lightly drain the tuna (I used and Italian oil-packed tuna) b/c I didn't want it to be too runny, and I'm glad I did. I only had regula...

Left out the mustard. Used sharp cheddar. Need to crush the chips a bit finer next time. Mmmm, mmmm good.

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