Tuna Pesto Melt

Have a craving for an ooey-gooey grilled sandwich but short on time?  Try this delicious sandwich, and make it sing with zesty pesto tuna salad!  For cold days, just add a cup of soup to this sandwich to keep you warm and toasty.  Yum!

Author: Michelle Hanson

Michelle Hanson, MA, RD, LD is Fresh & Natural Food’s Registered Dietitian. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics with a minor in Community Health from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She is a registered dietitian and current member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Michelle has been a nutrition consultant for numerous years as well as a nutrition research director at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Michelle is passionate about food and nutrition and believes in helping people find simple, realistic ways to make healthy eating a part of their everyday lifestyle.
If you are interested in meeting Michelle or have questions for her, you can email her at: michelle@fnfoods.com. She will look forward to meeting you!



  1. In a medium bowl, combine the tuna, pesto, and yogurt.
  2. Mix tuna (drained), pesto, and yogurt together.
  3. Place a slice of cheese on one piece of bread, spoon on the tuna mixture, cover with one more slice of cheese, and top it off with the remaining piece of bread.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium heat and drizzle with olive oil.  Place sandwich onto skillet and drizzle olive oil on the top piece of bread.  Grill until the bread gets lightly browned.  Carefully flip and grill the second side until the cheese is melted.

*Make this recipe Gluten Free by using gluten free bread.  For Dairy Free, substitute mayo or olive oil for the yogurt and skip the cheese.

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Recipe Type

  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free

Course Type

  • Entree
  • Sandwich

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Easy