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Tuna Melt Sliders
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Chilling Time
3 hrs
Total Time
45 mins

A classic tuna melt goes to the next level when it’s served on a sweet Hawaiian roll and baked in garlic butter sauce! These Tuna Melt Sliders are a convenient, make ahead lunch or easy dinner recipe that the whole family will love!

Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sliders, tuna melt
Servings: 12 sliders
Calories: 231 kcal
Author: Blair
For the Tuna Salad:
  • 10 ounces canned tuna, drained
  • ½ cup finely diced celery
  • ½ cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
Remaining Ingredients:
  • 1 (12 ounce) package of King's Hawaiian sweet rolls, split
  • 3 slices American cheese, quartered
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
To Prepare Tuna Salad:
  1. In a medium bowl, use a fork to mix the tuna, celery, mayonnaise, pickle relish, salt and pepper.

Assemble the Sliders:
  1. Spread tuna salad on bottom of rolls. Place ¼ slice of American cheese on each. Replace tops.

  2. Arrange sandwiches in a single layer in a greased 8-inch-square baking pan.

Prepare the Garlic Butter Sauce:
  1. In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 1-2 minutes.

  2. Whisk in the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder. Continue whisking until brown sugar is dissolved.
  3. Pour butter sauce over sandwiches.
  4. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or overnight).

  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake sliders, covered, for 25 minutes.

  6. Remove foil and bake uncovered for an additional 5 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Tuna Melt Sliders
Amount Per Serving (1 slider)
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 438mg19%
Potassium 66mg2%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 340IU7%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.