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Tuna Cheese Melts

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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Phil
    Oct 3, 2020

    Solid Five Stars !! Well took a long G search. sour cream garlic, in that search' Yes found it was in a small recipe book long gone' now An old favorite so much flavor.. For least ten years or more' Just Whenever tuna melt pops up. This is the one with alll the ingredients on hand usually' All any type just great like sourdough rye any bread. And joined the site so no seaching'. A meatloaf favoirte also taste of home' Greart work. very much appreciation' I wasnt real sure that first time I made them, One bite and my favorite ever since if you haven't and like tuna melts try this one Super good for one two table sp. sourcream adjust garlic to your taste' its a great flavor mixture Norhing over powering. Thanks to maker (s) Good Cooking! Phil N The Sicker Patch Tucson, Arid zone A

  • missporter
    May 25, 2020

    Simple and delicious. Full of flavor!

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Nov 17, 2017

    I found this recipe in the August/September 2004 Taste of Home Issue. Apparently I tried it then, and note it as excellent. I can't wait to try it again.

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    May 16, 2013

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    Feb 21, 2013

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    May 3, 2011

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  • cinderfairie
    Jan 26, 2011

    Awesome and Easy!

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    Oct 20, 2010

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    Jul 18, 2008

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