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king's hawaiian tuna melt supreme

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
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Not Far From Green Bay, WI

My personalized version of the old standard tuna melt. One of my favorite lunches with a cup of nice, hot soup.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

As far as tuna melts go, this one is pretty amazing. It may be a bit messy, but it's very tasty. The base of the sandwich is sweet Hawaiian bread cut into thick slices and buttered. We liked the tuna salad itself - it has many textures and flavors. When it cooks, the melted cheese holds everything in. This seems very fancy, almost restaurant quality... no one has to know how easy it is. Just make sure to have napkins handy.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 2 -4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For king's hawaiian tuna melt supreme

  • 1
    round loaf King's Hawaiian bread, sliced to desired thickness
  • 8 slice
    deli American or cheddar cheese
  • 1 lg
    tomato, sliced
  • butter
  • 2 can
    tuna, drained (6 oz each)
  • 1 sm
    stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/2 sm
    onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    mayonnaise or salad dressing, your choice
  • 1 tsp
    fresh lemon juice, optional
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    dill weed
  • 1/4 c
    finely grated carrot, optional
  • 1 Tbsp
    finely chopped green pepper, optional
  • sometimes I add a little crushed pineapple too (a few spoonfuls) if I have any on hand. Blends beautifully with the bread. Just decrease the mayo by a few spoonfuls. If using, omit fresh lemon juice.

How To Make king's hawaiian tuna melt supreme

  • Tuna salad ingredients in a bowl.
    Place all of the tuna salad ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Tuna salad ingredients mixed together.
    Mix and set aside. (Can be made up ahead for flavors to blend.)
  • Slicing the Hawaiian bread.
    Slice round loaf of King's Hawaiian Bread to desired thickness. (Enough filling to make 2 large sandwiches or 4 small.)
  • Cheese on top of a slice of Hawaiian bread.
    Assemble the sandwich. Layer as follows: Take one piece of bread and place a slice of cheese on top.
  • Sliced tomato added.
    Next, the sliced tomato.
  • Tuna salad on top of the tomatoes.
    Then the tuna salad.
  • More cheese added on top of the tuna salad.
    Top the tuna with another slice of cheese.
  • Another piece of bread on top and the bread buttered.
    Then top with the second slice of bread. Butter both sides of bread generously.
  • Sandwich placed in a hot skillet.
    Place in a skillet on medium heat.
  • Frying until golden brown.
    Grill (fry) until golden brown.
  • Kings Hawaiian Tuna Melt Supreme cut in half.
    Serve with sweet potato fries or chips and pickle slices.
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    (Use any leftover sliced, round sweet Hawaiian bread to make the best french toast you've ever had the next morning!)