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Tuna Pate

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
  • Makes
    2 cups


  • 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


  • 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.

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  • Michelle
    Sep 8, 2020

    Thank you for this recipe. Just like my mother’s recipe that I never had. I tripled the chili sauce amount. That was what I remembered as a kid - yum!!!!

  • mrcookasaurus
    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.