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Tuna Snack Spread

"For a satisfying late-night snack, all you need is this creamy tuna spread and a box of your favorite crackers," remarks field editor Denise Goedeken of Platte Center, Nebraska.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    1-1/2 cups


  • 1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 3 to 4 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley


  • In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients until well mixed. Shape into a ball; roll in parsley. Chill. Serve with crackers.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 83 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 256mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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  • delowenstein
    Feb 25, 2014

    This was the first time I prepared this recipe! I used a 5-oz. can of water-packed bumble-Bee tunafish, drained well and flaked. I also adjusted the recipe by adding 2 tsp. dried minced chives, 1 small onion, diced, & 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper. I kept the cream cheese amount the same and just used 2 tsp. lemon juice (bottled). The onion salt I kept as is! Instead of parsley, I used 3/4 cup chopped nuts (pecans), DIVIDED: I added 1/2 cup to the cheese spread and sprinkled the top of the ball with 1/4 cup chopped nuts. I did notice that this spread is quick sticky! I had to put the spread in a Cool Whip bowl and shape it into a ball with a large spoon and then smooth it with a knife! I covered the container and am chilling this spread until firm! I'm sharing it with my Mom! It is a tasty spread! And it DEFINITELY comes in very handy for a sandwich -type spread!Thank you for sharing this recipe, Denise Goedeken! It was Appetizer recipe challenge this week on "Cook's Corner"! This is one of the recipes I tried! delowenstein

  • Loiscooks
    Jan 3, 2014

    This seemed to be bland. I will not make it again.

  • countryhearts
    Aug 6, 2011

    This recipe is always a hit! And, easy to boot! Have been using it for years and no one ever guesses that there's tuna in it.