Rachael Ray's Tuna Melt Sammie

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Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I saw her make this on her show one day and just had to try it out. I slightly modified it, due to a couple of items not available at our supermarket. Not your average tuna sandwich.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat panini press or cast iron skillet for pressing sammy.
  2. If using a skillet, you will need another heavy skillet to press with or a brick, wrapped in foil.
  3. Flake tuna in bowl. Add chopped artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, capers, parsley, shallots and arugula.
  4. Dress with lemon juice and liberal drizzle of oil.
  5. Mix to combine salad thoroughly, season with pepper to taste.
  6. Arrange half of the cheese, overlapping the slices, on the bottom half of ciabatta.
  7. Top with salad in even layer then arrange remaining cheese and top with bread.
  8. Cut the loaf into 4 sections and press a few minutes to melt cheese and heat through.
Most Helpful

5 5

Perfect! Loved it, simply easy and great flavor. I dd use fresh bag of tuna vs the can, but great. I did slightly brown the ciabatta before adding the filling which I think helped, but that was just personal preference. Nice sandwich. Kim

5 5

Definitely a five star sandwich! I didn't slice the ciabatta horizontally becasue mine was already sliced normally so I just did the sandwiches individually. This is a little more time consuming than an average sammie but so refreshing and definitely worth it. It would be great to make up on a Sunday and use as a gourmet lunch throughout the week. Thank you very much. Made for Holiday Tag.

5 5

Everyone just adored this sandwich, we had been shoveling for the last two days after a huge snowstorm hit the Mid-Atlantic area. I needed something really great to plunk down on the kitchen table that was: 1)filling 2) tasty 3)easy to make, and this is the perfect combination of the 3 criteria mentioned. I made 2 small changes that made no impact at all on the final product. They were as follows: I used frozen artichoke hearts, fresh spinach in place of the arugula, and a small white onion in place of the shallot. Used a cast iron skillet to warm sandwiches, and ate away! Thank you so much, Lori! Made for *Everyday is a Holiday* February 2010