Lemon Pepper Tuna Sliders

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Tuna Lemon Pepper Sliders from www.laurenslatest.comThis week is the last Land O’Lakes Sauté Express® Sauté Starter recipe! We’re wrapping up the Weeknight Wins Blogger Challenge. We hope you’ve had fun, and tried some easy recipe ideas from our Pinterest Board. If you haven’t pinned yet, now is your last chance to pin away!

This weeks’ theme is Express Yourself! So, I went a little out of the box and came up with these awesome Tuna Lemon Pepper Sliders. They are SO simple to make and taste awesome! They can be made in 20 or 30 minutes and all start with canned tuna! Suck on that, pocketbook!

I cook these on the stovetop in some Lemon Pepper Sauté® Express Sauté Starter and serve them on Hawaiian sweet rolls with lettuce, tomato and a little homemade tartar sauce. My husband LOVED these and surprisingly so did my 4-year-old. Like we didn’t have to bribe her to finish. She just gobbled them up. That’s how you know this is an awesome recipe. 🙂

Also, make sure you use dill pickles in the homemade tartar sauce and not the sweet kind. Sweet pickles should be illegal. That is all.

Here are the details:


Start by making your patties. All that goes into these are two cans of drained tuna, an egg, scallions, salt, pepper, Old Bay Seasoning and bread crumbs (or ground oats). Stir this up and form into six sliders that are about ¾-inch thick.


Now we can put two of these lemon pepper Sauté Express® Sauté Starter squares into a skillet and melt them over medium heat.

IMG_0385Put your tuna sliders into the pan and cook about 4 minutes a side or until browned.

IMG_0391Like so! Once these are all cooked, remove from the pan and set aside.

IMG_0404You can use store bought tartar sauce, or make your own. This is just mayonnaise, dill pickles, lemon juice, dill, cayenne, salt and pepper. Super simple and a tiny bit spicy.

IMG_0407To assemble these sliders, grab 6 small rolls, slice in half, top with lettuce, tomato, one of the tuna sliders and that tartar sauce. That’s it! Easy Peasy.

IMG_0436So yummy and great for the summertime!

Here’s the printable:

Lemon Pepper Tuna Sliders

Lemon Pepper Tuna Sliders are a fun and different sandwich to try for dinner! All you need is a little Lemon Pepper Saute Express® Saute Starter!
servings 6
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins


for the sliders-

  • 10 oz chunk light tuna two 5 oz cans, drained well
  • 2 chopped scallions
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs or ground oats
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cubes Lemon Pepper Saute Express® Saute Starterfor the tartar sauce-
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped dill pickle
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • dash cayenne pepper or more to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 small Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • 6 Roma tomato slices
  • 6 lettuce leaves


  • In a large bowl, stir tuna, scallions, egg, seasonings and bread crumbs together. Mixture should be thick and hold together when formed into patties. If they do not, add in more bread crumbs until they hold together. Form into 6 even patties about 3/4 inch thick.
  • In a large skillet, melt cubes of Lemon Pepper Saute Express Saute Starter over medium heat. Swirl pan to coat evenly. Place patties into hot pan and cook 4 minutes per side or until brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • For the tartar sauce, stir all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • To assemble sliders, place lettuce and slice of tomato onto bottom half of each roll. Top with tuna burger and tartar sauce. Serve immediately.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2413IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tuna Sliders

Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Land O’Lakes for an exclusive endorsement of
Sauté Express® Sauté Starter. This blog post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Robin

    This recipe looks yummy but I think I would also love to saute some green beans in the garlic & herb blend. Then sprinkle on some Parmesan.

  2. Adriana

    Mesmo sem poder concorrer, por que moro no Brasil, eu queria dizer que usaria pra fazer uma torta deliciosa de atum com tudo o que tem direito 🙂

    Quando vai ter um sorteio para eu poder participar rss

    Adoro seu blog lindo, e desejo que seu final de gravidez seja bem tranquilo, bjs

    Dri 🙂

  3. Yashica

    I would love to make some Lemon Pepper Tilapia or maybe whiting or maybe even try the recipe ^^^ using tuna patties….the possibilities are endless.

  4. Katherine Farmer

    The Starters make a great pasta dish. Kind of a twist on Fettucini Alfredo, without the cream. Add chicken & broccoli with a twist of lemon and it’s a wonderful meal.

  5. Mary B.

    I’m not very original in the kitchen…but I would totally make these with the saute starters. I don’t know if hubby and kids would like it or not, but I could eat them all myself, I think!

  6. beth w

    I would try these! I also love the “suck it, pocketbook” comment. 🙂 (I know that’s not exactly what you said, but I totally get it.) My husband likes fish, but isn’t a fan of canned tuna…but these look so good, I think I might be able to convince him!

  7. Maggie

    I express my personal style with a fun apron and then let what I cook/bake speak for itself. I can’t wait to try some sauteed veggies with one of the starters. Maybe some green beans with almond slivers thrown in. Yum!

  8. Whitney

    My favorite way to put my mark on a recipe or a meal is to play with the flavors! I LOVE spices and have found an awesome spice store that has set my collection over the top.

  9. Jackie

    I would love to try one of these starters with a chicken and potatoes skillet, or maybe a veggie medley, very cool product for experimenting 🙂

  10. Sharon D

    I express myself by baking a variety of fancy desserts and attempt to not only make them look beautiful but also taste great.
    I am very intrigued by the Starters and am anxious to try several different flavors; we eat a lot of chicken and steak and there would be so many good opportunities to flavor and season them with the Starters!

  11. Jennifer

    I cook cut up chicken breast with the garlic saute express, with some chopped up ramps (wild leeks for those of you who don’t know). Cook rice and add brocolli to it. Mix together and throw in the oven to make sure all flavors blend and come out steamy!

  12. Wenderly

    Oh these tuna sliders are precious! (and sound delicious too!) I’m thinking that a gorgeous piece of salmon would love to be bathed in this lemon pepper butter over top some roasted asparagus!

  13. Kathy

    My kitchen is my domain! I can be whatever I want on any given day…creative, experimental, recipe follower, lazy…my choice. I love my kitchen!

  14. Natalie G

    I love to express myself in the kitchen by baking and cooking. I love trying new recipes and making up my own creations. I find joy in making food for other people 🙂

  15. Chris

    These look amazing! I am loving tuna lately (I seem to have a love/hate thing with it) and I think these might be tonight’s dinner. I have wanted to try the saute express for a bit now but wasn’t sure which one to pick. Lemon pepper it is!! 🙂

  16. Vicki

    I just used the lemon pepper Saute Starter to make a pasta dish – Used a 1 # box of spaghetti. While that was cooking, I melted the sauté starters, added a chopped onion, chopped imitation crab meat and frozen peas. When the spaghetti was done, I mixed the lemon pepper crab mixture to the spaghetti and squeezed a fresh lemon over it. It was very tasty! Next time, I would like to use asparagus instead of peas since I love the lemon peppery flavor on asparagus!

  17. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    I would make these, for sure! They look so delicious and perfect for all my summer parties and get-togethers! Thanks, Lauren.

  18. SharonF

    I express myself by trying new recipes or revamping an old one. Keeps my family guessing what will be on the menu next.

  19. Chels R.

    I express myself by experimenting with different recipes while listening to some jazz music stream over pandora and sipping a glass of wine (only in the evenings). These sliders look delicious!!

  20. Sarah L

    I express myself by adding different spices to our comfort foods. Sometimes I think I add spices based on how I’m feeling that day.

  21. Jane Staniforth

    I just got back from the store with the ingredients for your Greek Shrimp Scampi with Saute Express Starter in Garlich and Herb! I’m really excited to try it! That’s our dinner for tonight!