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Tuna Pate Recipe

Hot pepper and chili sauces liven up this spread from Eileen Blazik of Levittown, Pennsylvania. Try it the next time you're looking for a make-ahead party starter.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 60 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 143 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 lean meat.