It is not a secret that I love appetizers and I definitely eat my fair share of them at every party, date night, and get together with friends. I don’t always make or choose the healthiest appetizer options, but it is nice to enjoy one that is on the lighter side (compared to most that I eat). Cucumber Sandwiches are one of my favorite appetizers and I am so glad my sister-in-law introduced me to these yummy snacks. When I lived in Pennsylvania, she made them for many occasions, such as birthday parties, Christmas, Easter, barbeques, and football parties, and they were always an appetizer I could not stop eating. They are super addictive and always a crowd pleaser. Since I have moved to Arizona, I have made Cucumber Sandwiches many times and they still remain to be a favorite. I make a huge platter every time, but they disappear very quickly. I made them as one of my appetizers to take to Aubrey’s Super Bowl potluck and they were again a huge hit. Cucumber Sandwiches are amazing for any occasion, but keep them in mind for summer because they are a great, refreshing appetizer to enjoy on a warm (blazing hot in Arizona) day!
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- .7 oz packet dry Italian seasoning
- 1 seedless cucumber
- 1 loaf of baguette bread
- 1 tbsp dill weed for sprinkling, please add more if you'd like
- Cut baguette bread into thin slices
- In a bowl, mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, and italian seasoning packet until well combined
- Peel and slice cucumber
- Spread cream cheese mixture on each slice of baguette bread
- Place a cucumber slice on top of the cream cheese mixture
- Sprinkle dill weed over all of the cucumber sandwiches
These are fantastic! Making them again for Thanksgiving.
How long do you let the cheese mixture meld before eating
Jennifer Kimmel says
Hello Richard! It would probably taste better to let it sit at least a few minutes, maybe while peeling and slicing the cucumbers. Making the cheese mixture ahead of time would taste even better!
We like it with dry Ranch dressing instead of Italian dressing. And, the cream cheese should be whipped.
Aubrey Cota says
I’ll have to try that! Thank you Marianne.
Debbie Sands says
Going to make them tonight sounds very good!!
Vicki Wilson says
Been making these for 40+ years and people still love them. My ancient recipe calls for Party Rye (little rye bread rounds), they are perfect!
Looking for an inexpensive baguette? If you live near a Jimmy John’s stop in to pick up a loaf of yesterday’s bread for 52 cents.
My grandmother would always make these for parties and showers and were always so yummy! Your post brought back some great memories, thanks for sharing!
Thanks Theresa! We always enjoy them at various occasions too! Glad you enjoy them!