Chrissy Teigen's Tuna Melt

The supermodel foodie claims her tuna melt is the ultimate — so we're putting it to the test.


  • 2 tins tuna in spring water, drained
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt & black pepper
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 slices country white bread
  • 6 slices vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 6 thick or 12 thin cheddar slices
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  1. In a bowl, combine the tuna, mayonnaise, onion, relish, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper (to taste), and mix until incorporated.
  2. Spread one tablespoon of butter on one side of each piece of bread, then flip the slices over so they are buttered-side down.
  3. Divide the tuna mixture between two slices of bread, then top with the tomato slices and cheddar. Place the remaining two slices of bread on top, buttered-side up.
  4. Heat a heavy cast-iron pan over low heat, and toast the sandwiches until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden and toasty, 5-6 minutes per side.