Build your own sandwich from ingredients on a Best Tuna Sandwich Board! Set out a tuna mixture, your favorite bread, with melted cheese and fresh toppings!

Friends, today I’m sharing another great hosting idea for a small luncheon: Serve a Best Tuna Sandwich Board where guests build their own sandwich. Grab the TRAY info at the end of this post.

Best Tuna Sandwich Board

Tuna may be unique to your guests’ palates, so you can always ask ahead. I find, you’re either a tunafish lover or not. Then add mayo, pesto (optional) and follow my recipe. Or, you can make a classic Tuna Salad Sandwich!

This is an impressive and incredibly easy way to serve lunch for a crowd! Everyone can customize their sandwich to their liking. You can also serve a Tuna Melt Sliders Game Day Board for a larger group!

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Be consistent with your hospitality

A new goal for the year that you may want to consider, is one that I’ve put into practice for years: Be consistent with your hospitality.

Honor your goal by staying faithful in hosting others. The rewards are sooooo great. For me, it’s such a blessing to have people into our home and to share a meal. I learn so much!

Honestly, I find myself loving so much more, and it’s always great to learn about others.

How to make progress with hospitality

A tip that may help you make progress in this area is to:

  1. Document your progress! Keep a journal of who you invite and what you serve!
  2. Align yourself with like-minded people.

Find people who love to eat and are interesting, and share a meal together! Many times, you’ll get an invite back into their home!

Ingredients for a tuna sandwich board

For now, here’s what you need for this tuna board:

  • Canned tuna, mayo, pesto, salt and pepper
  • Rosemary Round or Sourdough Bread Loaf
  • Cheese slices
  • Sprouts and fresh tomatoes
  • Bread and butter pickles (make your own, grab THIS recipe) – Lori’s recipe
  • Potato chips
  • Avocados
  • If you want to add fruit, sliced apples, pears or red grapes are delish!


Here’s a 20-inch board with a lip that we found at Target, perfect for this size meal.

Grab the affiliate link in this post, HERE.

Old Dutch 18-inch “Cairo” Gold Etched Tray

Or, grab the tray I used in this post (except in GOLD, because silver is out of stock) >> HERE.

It’s 18 inches in diameter, so a nice size for a luncheon or breakfast tray because it has a slight lip!

Put it all together, and let your guests make their own sandwiches and ENJOY!

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Best Tuna Sandwich Board


  • 2 7 oz cans of tuna
  • 1 14 oz Rosemary Round or Sourdough Bread Loaf, cut into 14-16 slices
  • 14-16 cheese slices, Havarti and/ or sharp Cheddar
  • Sprouts
  • 2 medium fresh tomatoes, sliced
  • 12 oz bread and butter pickles
  • 1/4 c pesto, optional
  • 2/3 c mayonnaise
  • Potato chips
  • 2 avocado, sliced into about 14-16 sections


  • In a medium bowl, combine your tuna with mayonnaise, pepper, salt if needed, and pesto. Mix until well combined, then set aside.
  • For the bread, toast each side with butter under a broiler set to low, then add cheese onto the slices and broil once more for 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted and browned. Keep warm and set aside.
  • On a prepared board, place tuna in a medium bowl on the board.
  • Arrange the remaining ingredients around the center.
  • To make a sandwich, layer sprouts, tomato, pickles, avocado, chips, tuna, and another slice of cheesy bread.
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