Best Damn Grilled Tuna and Cheese

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No kidding! The best damn grilled tuna salad and cheese sandwich you will ever eat!

Best Damn Grilled Tuna and Cheese

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Ok, so I know what you are thinking. ‘Has this woman lost her mind? Anyone can make a grilled tuna and cheese sandwich!’ I know that a grilled cheese sandwich is not rocket science but this is the best damn tuna salad you will ever eat!

It is great for a super easy weeknight dinner or for a nice weekend lunch! As with most grilled sandwiches, it is done in less than half an hour. This is also packed with veges so there’s no need to make a salad!

On to the Method for Grilled Tuna and Cheese

PicturePictureJust a few quick photos for any beginners out there. For 2 cans of tuna (I use albacore) or one large can, I add one small, minced shallot, about 1/2 c. small diced carrot and celery.

Tada… My secret ingredient is celery seed! It adds a lovely, crisp flavor and aroma to most salads. I use it in macaroni salad, potato salad and cole slaw.

PicturePictureBreak the tuna up a bit with a fork. Then mix the tuna, vegetables, celery seed, salt, pepper and about 2 – 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise. (My husband uses closer to 1/2 cup! Yuk!) Point being, add however much mayonnaise you prefer.

Today I am using my Zucchini, Green Onion Cheesy Quick Bread because it just tastes so great grilled and toasted! In half of the pictures, I used a brioche that I made but you can use any bread you have on hand. Rye is very good also.

PicturePictureButter one side of each piece of your preferred bread. I usually lay them in a cold pan.
PicturePictureTop each sandwich with tuna salad and then with your cheese of choice. I love an extra sharp cheddar!

Next just top with other slice of bread and place a lid on the top of the frying pan so that the cheese melts nicely. Turn the burner on medium heat. Usually when you start to hear the bread sizzling, the bread is browned and ready to flip over. Keep a close eye on them so that they do not burn.

Serve piping hot with a side of your choice.

I usually serve with carrot and celery sticks, since I have to cut them up anyway! 🙂

Enjoy! And have fun cooking!


Grilled Tuna and Cheese
5 from 1 vote

Best Damn Grilled Tuna & Cheese

Easy delicious for lunch or an easy dinner! 

Course Sandwich
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 500 kcal
Author Binky


  • 2 cans tuna fish packed in water
  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1/2 c. carrot, diced
  • 1/2 c celery, diced
  • 2 tsp celery seed
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices bread of your choice
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened


  1. Mix all ingredients together, except for bread, butter and cheese.

    Thinly and evenly spread softened butter on bread.

    Place 1 piece of bread, buttered side down in a frying pan over medium heat.

    Top bread with 2 slices cheese, then top cheese with 1/4 of the tuna mixture. 

    Place second piece of bread on top of the sandwich, with buttered side up. 

    Continue until you have 4 sandwiches.

    When sandwiches are golden brown, carefully flip with spatula. Be careful not to burn the bread. 

    Let cool slightly before serving.

9 thoughts on “Best Damn Grilled Tuna and Cheese

    1. Binky Post author

      It’s really crazy good! I can’t believe you have never one. It must be a US thing! Every Greek diner in America has them on the menu!

    1. Binky Post author

      I totally had a tuna kick going last week! I go through spurts. I won’t eat it for 6 months and then I have to have it!!! Usually for 4 or 5 days! Cheap and easy! Yeah! Thanks Sarah!


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