These Tuna Sliders are served on the big board, on rolls stuffed with tuna salad, cheese, lettuce, pickles, and tomatoes–with potato chips!

Tasty Tuna Melt Sliders Game Day Board Recipe

Friends, we served these simple tuna sliders a few years back on our big charcuterie board, and it was a BIG party hit. First of all, I grew up loving tuna melt sandwiches, so why not make them with dinner rolls for a fun party board? 

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Tuna Sliders

This best tuna sliders recipe is easy for the novice cook to make at home or share on the road! (As in, you’re invited to a party and asked to bring a dish:) Tuna sandwiches are the coveted sandwich that my sisters and I reminisce about. Our mom always kept tuna stocked in the pantry, and we loved it on white bread, with pickles (of course), and potato chips.

I guess you’re either a tuna lover … or not. But for all tuna lovers – we think you’re going to love this big board idea. [Get the big board info below. By the way, the big board I’m holding in this picture, a 28-inch board, is no longer available. It has been out of stock for about 5 years, plus it was not food safe. Which is why we came out with our own line of big boards, our largest being 26-inches.]

Easy Tuna Melt Sliders Game Day Board

Why I love this recipe

  • Use any kind of party roll (potato, Hawaiian, butter rolls) – delish!
  • Super yummy served with potato chips!
  • I always have tuna stocked in my pantry!
  • Use dill pickles or sweet pickles or for a shortcut, use relish.
  • Sliders are the perfect finger food for any get-together.
Delicious Tuna Melt Sliders Game Day Board

Gather these ingredients

Sliders are the no-stress way to keep everyone happy. Just be sure to make an extra batch, which is why I love my “board” idea! Here’s what you need for this recipe:

  • Tuna (we buy Albacore from Costco)
  • Mayo or avocado mayo
  • Grated red onion
  • Rhodes Bake N’ Serve Soft Yeast Rolls (24) – or use your favorite dinner rolls
  • Pepper Jack cheese
  • Sweet and sour sliced pickles
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • Party picks

For the board:

  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Croccoli florets
  • Caramelized onion dip
  • Potato Chips
  • Fritos
Tasty Tuna Melt Sliders Game Day Board

How to make a tuna melt slider board

  1. Start with a big board and assemble as much food as possible.
  2. Right before the guests arrive, heat your dinner rolls.
  3. Fill with tuna and cheese. Place back in the oven to heat just enough to melt the cheese.
  4. Remove from the oven and add the lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles.

I bought these cute sticks from a local store here in Bend, Oregon, but any little skewer through each slider keeps them together. You can also find them on Amazon!

Best Tuna Melt Sliders Game Day Board Recipe

We’ve also made a board with dinner rolls at Christmas, this Party Ham Rolls Charcuterie Board, where I used Rhodes Bake-N-Serv™ Warm-N-Serv™ Artisan French Rolls.

Tuna Melt Sliders Game Day Board - melted cheese

You literally bake and serve.

It’s true, they taste exactly like your mom or grandma made them!

Such a great “easy tip” for a hostess looking for a delicious way to serve a large group!

Tuna Melt Sliders Game Day Board - soft yeast rolls

You may have already tried my popular Turkey Pesto Onion Cheese Poppyseed Sliders Recipe, sooo good, I got this flavor idea from Costco’s turkey sandwich! Or, if you love bacon and shrimp, these BEST Shrimp Bacon sliders are a huge hit at a party! Basically, everyone loves a good slider at a game day party!

More game day sliders to try:

Gameday Sliders from RecipeBoy

Jalapeño Poppers Burger Sliders Recipe

Pesto Ham and Cheese Sliders

Tuna Melt Sliders Game Day Board

How do you serve tuna sliders?

  1. Assemble the board, and right before serving, add the warm (melted cheese) sliders around the outside of the board.
  2. Add your favorite chips. Have you added large potato chips to a tuna sandwich? OH MY WORD. If not, you are missing out!
  3. Serve on a big board.
  4. Make for a luncheon (fun for bridal and baby showers, too).
  5. Great idea for any kind of party!

Best Tuna Melt Sliders Game Day Board

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Tuna Sliders

Makes 24 sliders. Cut the recipe in half for a smaller board (to make 12 sliders and serve 6).
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 12
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  • 4 cans albacore tuna, drained
  • 1 cup mayo, or avocado mayo
  • 3-4 Tbsp. grated red onion
  • 2 dozen Rhodes Bake N’ Serve Soft Yeast Rolls
  • 12 oz Pepper Jack cheese, 12 slices cut into fourths
  • 1-2 cups Sweet and sour sliced pickles
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 6 Roma tomatoes, cut into 4 slices

Make the big board:

  • 24 oz carrot sticks
  • 24 oz celery sticks
  • 12 oz broccoli florets
  • 2 8 oz cartelized onion dip
  • Potato Chips
  • Fritos


  • On a large board or platter, place the dip in the center of the board. Arrange the vegetables around it.
  • For the next layer, place the potato chips and Fritos.
  • For tuna mixture, empty drained tuna into a large bowl. Mix with a fork, adding the mayonnaise and grated red onion.
  • Heat the dinner rolls according to package directions.
  • Slice (but not completely through), and add 2 Tbsp. tuna mixture.
  • Place cheese on top, and place the top of the roll back over the cheese. Place all the rolls in a baking pan and cover with foil.
  • Bake the rolls at 350 degrees for additional 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Remove foil.
  • Add a thick slick of tomato, iceberg lettuce chunk, and 2 pickles. After assembled, place a “skewer” or long appetizer toothpick in the center. Place the 24 tuna melts around the outside of the board. SERVE!


Originally posted on RE January 2019.
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
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Tuna Sliders on a board

This post was in partnership with Rhodes Bake-N-Serv® As always, we’ve enjoyed this product in our home, and all opinions are my own.