Bacon Tuna Melt Panini



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  • 1 (6 Ounce) can albacore tuna in water, drained
  • 1/2 Rib celery, minced
  • 1-2 Tablespoon mayonnaise, plus more for spreading on bread
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 Slices country-style bread
  • 4 Slices fully cooked bacon
  • 1 Tomato, sliced thinly
  • 2-4 Slices mozzarella cheese (cheddar or Swiss would also be nice)


Step 1

  • Preheat the panini grill to 375 degrees.

Step 2

  • In a small bowl, combine albacore, celery, mayonnaise salt and pepper to make tuna salad.

Step 3

  • Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on each slice of bread. Assemble each sandwich with bacon, tuna salad, tomatoes and cheese between two slices of bread.

Step 4

  • Grill panini for 6-7 minutes (if you’re using sliced bread, you might want to brush a little melted butter or olive oil on the outside for extra crispness and flavor) until the cheese is melted and bread is toasted. Serve immediately and enjoy!