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Tuna Cheese Spread

The flavor of tuna is very subtle in this thick and creamy spread. It's terrific on crackers or carrot and celery sticks, stuffed in a tomato or used for a sandwich. —Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes
    2 cups (8 servings)


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • Dash salt
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
  • Bread or crackers


  • In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Stir in tuna. Serve with bread or crackers.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 177 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 213mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.

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  • Patrica390
    Jul 17, 2020

    Wonderful t recipe!! The only change I made was to add another can of tuna. Not a strong tuna taste nor is the curry strong in taste.

  • SColson132
    May 25, 2020

    Excellent recipe!

  • Joyce
    Feb 21, 2020

    I have to comment because I was surprised to see Dorothy’s name after all these years. I suppose I shouldn’t be so surprised, she was an excellent cook and I believe a regular contributor to this magazine. Sadly, this grand lady passed in 2001. I remember her fondly and it is so nice to see that folks are still able to share and enjoy her recipes!

  • Motorhomegal
    Sep 23, 2013

    Thanks, Dorothy, from a fellow Kansan ! Didn't think I'd care for this since curry is NOT MY THING, but after having the recipe in my "TO TRY" list for three years or so, I made it today. WOW ! What a delightful spread I'll make again and again ! I put it on a toasted English muffin and topped with a slice of home-grown tomato....just excellent.

  • foodiequeen
    Sep 1, 2013

    I am going to make this recipe only I am going to use dill instead of curry. Sounds absolutely great for parties!!foodiequeen

  • bnrudy
    Oct 12, 2012

    Instead of curry I use cumin (personal preference) Next time I'll add a can of deviled ham too, thanks to aider14 idea =^..^=

  • cookergrrl
    Jul 15, 2011

    we love this curry tuna combo, even on veggies for the kids to dip carrots, and on celery.bread or crackers too.. yum

  • aider14
    Aug 27, 2010

    it tasted very good. i have a similar receipe i do use a whole bar of cream cheese(full fat) i use two cans of tuna and i put a can of deviled ham spread. i also put mayo. i put all the ingredients in the food processor until it reaches a spreading constiency. you can have it with bread or crackers.

  • my5scamps
    Aug 26, 2010

    simple and delicious..........thank you

  • groetkens
    Nov 8, 2009

    I love making this! I put it on toast for a quick morning breakfast..