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  • 8 Ratings

For a twist on the classic tuna sandwich recipe, think tuna panini! A layer of melty cheese and the grilled bread make this sandwich recipe stand out from the lunch competition.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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20 mins
6 mins
26 mins
4 sandwiches


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium bowl, stir together tuna, cannellini beans, red onion, and garlic. Stir in the mayonnaise. Set aside.

  • Preheat an electric sandwich press, a covered indoor grill, a grill pan, or a skillet. To assemble sandwiches, spread one side of each bread slice with butter. Spread the plain sides of half of the bread slices with tuna mixture. Top tuna mixture with tomato slices, basil leaves, and cheese. Top with remaining bread slices, buttered sides up.

  • Place sandwiches (half at a time, if necessary) in the sandwich press or indoor grill; cover and and cook about 6 minutes or until cheese melts and bread is toasted. (If using a grill pan or skillet, place sandwiches on grill pan. Weight sandwiches down and grill about 2 minutes or until bread is toasted. Turn sandwiches over, weight down, and grill until remaining side is toasted.) Makes 4 sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts

630 calories; fat 33g; cholesterol 93mg; saturated fat 8g; carbohydrates 45g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 8g; insoluble fiber 8g; sugars 2g; protein 43g; vitamin a 1360.5IU; vitamin c 10.6mg; thiamin 0.4mg; riboflavin 0.9mg; niacin equivalents 16mg; vitamin b6 0.5mg; folate 96.8mcg; vitamin b12 3.1mcg; sodium 1090mg; potassium 688mg; calcium 262.5mg; iron 4.5mg.