Pan-Fried Tuna Melt Panini
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Pan-Fried Tuna Melt Panini

Pan-Fried Tuna Melt Panini

with Cheddar Cheese and Spring Onion | Serves 2

It's hard to beat a tuna melt panini. This take on a classic lunch layers basil flavoured tuna mayo, spring onion and Cheddar cheese. No panini press? No problem! We've included pan-fried instructions.

Cereals containing gluten

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time10 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes


serving amount

60 grams

Mature Cheddar Cheese

(Contains Milk)

1 unit(s)

Spring Onion

2 tin(s)

Basil Flavoured Tuna

(Contains Fish)

64 grams


(Contains Egg, Mustard)

2 unit(s)


(Contains Cereals containing gluten)


Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)2454 kJ
Energy (kcal)587 kcal
Fat33.1 g
of which saturates9 g
Carbohydrate42.4 g
of which sugars2.1 g
Protein33.3 g
Salt2.82 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.




Bring on the Tuna Filling

a) Grate the cheese.

b) Trim and thinly slice the spring onion.

c) In a small bowl, combine the spring onion, basil flavoured tuna and the mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Build the Panini

a) Halve the ciabatta.

b) Evenly spread the tuna mayo mixture over the base of each ciabatta, then top with the grated cheese.

c) Sandwich shut with the ciabatta lids and firmly press down to secure the filling.

Cook the Panini

a) Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat.

b) Once hot, add the panini, pressing down with a spatula or heavy-bottomed pan.

c) Cook, pressing occasionally, until the bread is golden and toasted and the cheese has melted, 2-4 mins each side.

d) Once cooked, slice your tuna melts diagonally and share between 2 serving plates. 


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