Tuna Grilled Cheese

Makes 2 sandwiches

Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 5 min

2013 Kids Recipe Challenge winning recipe: 2nd place!


1 can flaked light tuna in water, drained 1 can (170 g)
2 tbsp finely chopped celery 30 mL
1 tbsp light mayonnaise 15 mL
½ tsp lemon juice 2 mL
pinch freshly ground black pepper pinch
slices of multigrain bread
2 tsp butter or soft non hydrogenated margarine 10 mL
slices of cheddar cheese
1 cup baby spinach 250 mL
small tomato, sliced
Warm and comforting, grilled cheese sandwiches are always a big hit with everyone in the family. Look for light tuna such as skipjack since it is a great source of protein and usually lower priced than white tuna.


Step 1
In a small bowl, mix together tuna, celery, mayonnaise, lemon juice and pepper.

Step 2
Spread bread with butter on one side of each slice. Divide tuna mixture on two of the unbuttered sides of the bread. Top tuna with cheese slice and other slice of bread, buttered side up.

Step 3
Place sandwiches in large nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook for about 2 minutes per side until golden brown.

Step 4
Remove from skillet and gently lift bread slice and tuck baby spinach and tomato inside the sandwich to serve.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per 1 sandwich
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 520
Fat / Lipides 20 g
Saturated / saturés
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol
Sodium / Sodium 828 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 43 g
Fiber / Fibres 8 g
Sugars / Sucres
Protein Protéines 37 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer
Brantford’s Clairise loves that this is fun to make and has lots of gooey cheese.