TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 60 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 143mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1.430g sugars, trace fiber), 7g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 lean meat


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, chili sauce, onion, garlic powder and hot pepper sauce until blended. Add tuna and parsley; mix well. Shape into a ball; place on a serving plate. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Tuna Pate in Light & Tasty October 2005, p29

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Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"Great for those of us who enjoy the dip type appetitizers out on the counter. Easy to make, easier to eat! j.w."

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