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Tuna Melt Panini with Grilled Onion and Hatch Chiles

Sandi Gaertner
Easy grilled cheese tuna melt panini full of sweet grilled onion and spicy hatch chiles.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Meal Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 355 kcal


  • 4 slices of bread
  • 1 can tuna in water
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons onion slices
  • 4 slices Emmental cheese
  • hatch chiles to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  • Heat a panini grill, or a small frying pan over medium heat.
  • Next, open tuna can and drain the water into the sink.
  • Scoop the tuna into a bowl and add mayonaise, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  • In a small pan, add olive oil. Add onion and saute until golden.
  • Prepare your hatch chiles. You can also use canned green chiles in the store if you prefer.
  • Butter one side of each slice of bread. Put two slices butter side down on the pan.
  • Add a slice of cheese to each slice of bread.
  • Next, add a layer of tuna fish.
  • Top the tuna with grilled onion and chiles.
  • Add a slice of cheese on top. Cover with the top piece of bread. Make sure the butter side of this slice faces upward.
  • Check the bottom slice of bread that is touching the heat. 
  • When this slice looks golden, flip the sandwich with a spatula to cook the other side.
  • This is ready when the cheese is all melted.


Hatch green chiles are optional if you don't like spice.


Serving: 1gCalories: 355kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 30gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 764mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3g
Keyword gluten free panini, gluten free tuna melt, tuna panini
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