These hot tuna melt sliders are stuffed with tuna salad, cheddar cheese, and topped off with a garlic butter sauce. Serve with potato chips or French fries for the ultimate lunch or dinner!
The inspiration for these little tuna sandwiches came from this tuna melt sandwich and these ham and cheese sliders. Who doesn’t love a good slider sandwich? They’re super easy to make and can feed a large crowd. I’m not a huge fan of adding onions to my tuna salad but feel free to adjust this recipe to your liking. Although, I highly recommend you follow this exact recipe the first time you try it. It’s so good, requires minimal ingredients, but it’s packed with flavor!
What is a Tuna Melt?
A tuna melt is just a hot sandwich containing tuna salad and cheese. Although some people enjoy it with sliced tomatoes and or bacon, I prefer just tuna and cheddar cheese.
Top Tips for the Perfect Tuna Melt Sliders
- Use any type of cheese you have on hand. Havarti, American cheese, or Colby Jack work wonderfully.
- If you enjoy spicy foods, add pickled jalapenos!
- Use good quality buns, like Hawaiian rolls or homemade dinner rolls.
Can I Use Chicken Salad Instead of Tuna Salad?
Absolutely! Feel free to use your favorite chicken salad or salmon salad instead.
Can I Use Yogurt Instead of Mayo?
I’ve never used yogurt instead of mayo but if you normally enjoy it that way, I say go for it. If using yogurt, use Greek plain yogurt.
Let me know if you enjoy these delicious sliders as much as I did!
Tuna Melt Sliders
- 10 ounces canned tuna 2 five-ounce cans
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
- 2 tsp sweet relish
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/8 tsp Italian seasoning optional
- salt and pepper to taste
- 12 slider buns
- 8 slices cheddar cheese
Garlic Butter Sauce
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 1/4 tsp granulated garlic
- 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp poppy seeds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix the tuna, mayo, dijon mustard, sweet relish, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
- Add 4 slices of cheddar cheese to the bottom of the rolls. Add all of the tuna mixture on top of the cheese and cover with the remaining cheddar cheese.
- Place the top buns over the cheese layer and brush with the garlic butter sauce. To make the garlic butter sauce, simply mix the melted butter, poppy seeds, granulated garlic, and Worcestershire sauce.
- Cover the sliders with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Once the 20 minutes are up, uncover and bake for an additional minute.
- Serve warm, brush some extra butter on top, if desired, and enjoy!