Copycat Culver’s Tuna Melt Recipe

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Skip the drive-thru when you’re craving for a sandwich! Enjoy Culver’s scrumptious tuna melt copycat. You can recreate this tasty dish with ease, pair it with your favorite sides, and dig in.

Copycat Culver’s Tuna Melt Recipe

How To Make Copycat Culver’s Tuna Melt

Prep: 15 mins
Total: 15 mins


Tartar Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and ground white pepper , to taste

Tuna Filling Ingredients:

  • oz tuna in water, (1 can), drained and flaked as necessary
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp basil, fresh, chopped
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley, fresh, chopped
  • salt and ground white pepper , to taste

Sandwich assembly:

  • 8 American cheese slices
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 8 wheat bread slices, (½ inch-slice)

To serve:

  • potato fries, or potato chips


  1. Combine all your tartar sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl until evenly incorporated.

  2. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper then set aside.

To assemble:

  1. Spread roughly ½ tablespoons of butter on each toasted bread slice, followed by roughly 2 tablespoons of tuna filling.

  2. Place 2 slices of American cheese per sandwich, then spread roughly 1 tablespoon of tartar sauce per bread slice.

  3. Cover with the other bread slice then repeat with the remaining sandwiches.

  4. Cut it into half and serve with roughly 1 cup potato chips or fries. Garnish with ½ teaspoon of parsley.


  • Sugar: 3g
  • :
  • Calcium: 24mg
  • Calories: 610kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 68mg
  • Fat: 64g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 32g
  • Potassium: 103mg
  • Protein: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Sodium: 540mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 635IU
  • Vitamin C: 6mg
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