Tuna Melt Sliders Game Day Board
Tuna Melt Sliders Game Day Board–a delicious way to serve a large group! Melt cheese with tuna on soft yeast rolls, with lettuce, pickles, and tomatoes!
Planning a party for game day? You’ll love this delicious tailgating Tuna Melt Sliders Game Day Board–cheesy tuna sliders with pickles, lettuce, and tomato.
This slider 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:) 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!
Sliders are the perfect finger food for any get-together, and these flavorful tuna melts are SO GOOD!
28-inch Charcuterie Board
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Rememember it says it is “not food safe,” so you need to prepare the board by either laying down parchment paper under the food, or you can “season” it like we did.
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LAZY SUSAN is a board that spins. It does NOT have a lip, but it’s cool for the center of the table.
How to season a Charcuterie Board
If a wood board says it “not food safe,” you can lightly sand it down with sand paper, and rub down with beeswax and mineral oil.
We used this butcher block and cutting board oil conditioner after we lightly sanded the board down.
Or, lay down parchment paper! Easy peasy!
Feeding a crowd for game day?
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!
How to make a Tuna Melt Sliders
- Start with an epic charcuterie board and assemble as much food as possible.
- Right before the guests arrive, heat your dinner rolls.
- Fill with tuna and cheese. Place back in the oven to heat just enough to melt the cheese.
- 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.
Rhodes Bake-N-Serv™ Warm-N-Serv™ Soft Yeast Rolls
There are so many varieties–Bake and Serve, Thaw and Rise, Buy and Store–but today on this epic tuna melts board, we are serving Rhodes Bake-N-Serv™ Warm-N-Serv™ Soft Yeast Rolls.
Rhodes Bake-N-Serv™ Soft Yeast Rolls come in packages of 6 and 12 rolls per bag.
They are non-GMO, made with cane sugar, have no preservatives, and are vegetarian. Made In the USA!
Game Day Sliders
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!
Here are more game day sliders to try!
Gameday Sliders from RecipeBoy
Jalapeño Poppers Burger Sliders Recipe from Eating on a Dime
Tuna Melt Sliders Game Day Board
For this board, we served a classic white dip in the middle (caramelized onion dip), with carrots, celery, and broccoli for dipping. Read more about this epic board at this post Easy 3 Charcuterie Ideas for Hosting.
Or, add your favorite chips. Have you added large potato chips to a tuna sandwich? OH MY WORD. If not, you are missing out!
So we served this board with both potato chips and Fritos!
Assemble the board, and right before serving, add the warm (melted cheese) sliders around the outside of the board.
HAPPY GAME DAY HOSTING, FRIENDS!
Tuna Melt Sliders Dinner Board
- 4 cans tuna drained
- 1 cup mayo or avocado mayo
- 3-4 Tbsp. grated red onion
- 2 bags Rhodes Bake N’ Serve Soft Yeast Rolls 24
- 12 oz sliced pepper Jack cheese 12 slices cut into fourths
- Sweet and sour sliced pickles - FIND OUT SIZE OF JAR
- 1 head iceberg lettuce
- 6 Roma tomatoes cut into 4 slices
- 24 oz carrot sticks
- 24 oz celery sticks
- 12 oz broccoli florets
- 2 8 oz cartelized onion dip
- Potato Chips
- 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!
This post is in partnership with Rhodes Bake-N-Serv® As always, we’ve enjoyed this product in our home, and all opinions are my own.